Local land charges
Local land charges
HMRC has notified us of their decision that CON29R and O requisitions submitted to the local authority are now considered to be subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%.
The addition of VAT must take effect before 31 March 2017
Consequently, we intend to implement this change on 01 March 2017 and will therefore be revising our fees for the CON29R and O and associated questions by 20%.
The statutory LLC1 Official Certificate of Search is unaffected by this change.
Our new fees are detailed below.
In order for us to ensure a smooth transition we have had to take the decision to not accept any search requests from 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2017.
The office will recommence accepting search requests from Wednesday 1st March 2017. Any searches received after 12 noon on Friday 24 February will be returned to you to be resubmitted to us in March with the revised fee.
What is a Local Land Charges Search?
It is the statutory duty for Chiltern District Council to maintain the register of Local Land Charges. The register is updated on a daily basis to ensure that the most accurate information is held.
A Local Land Charge is a liability or burden imposed on land which will become binding on successive owners.
Examples of these charges include: Conditional Planning Permissions, Financial Charges, Legal Agreements, Planning Agreements, Enforcement Notices, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Tree Preservation Orders.
Any potential new owner needs to be aware of the existence of any charges as they are enforceable by the Council.
If a request for answers to enquiries about a property is submitted to the Local Land Charges Section the Council
will be entitled to treat this as a request for an enhanced service and a charge will be made in accordance with
the Local Authorities (England)(Charges for Property Searches) Regulations 2008.
PLEASE NOTE that property information may also be requested under the provisions of the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via Freedom of Information requests and may be subject to a charge under those statutory provisions.
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Submitting a Local Authority Land Charges Search
The LLC1 form is a request to search the local land charges register only. Please ensure that the form is completed in full.
The Con29R form consists of a number of 'required' enquiries and these are answered by different departments within the Council, with the exception of the highway questions, which are answered by Bucks County Council.
The Con29O form consists of pre-determined optional enquiries which you may wish to ask about. Included in these optional questions is now the Commons Registration search question.
All these forms may be submitted independently of each other but please ensure that 2 copies of the plan, with the area to be search clearly outlined, is submitted with the above forms.
Ensure that the correct fees are included and that your cheque is payable to Chiltern District Council.
When property or land is being purchased we strongly recommend that a full official search is carried out.
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To view fees for Local land Charge Searches please click on the following link:
Local land charges fees from 01.03.2017 [199kb]
Our turnaround time is up to 3 working days from time of acceptance.
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A personal Search may be carried out by anyone, but does not bear the official stamp of The Council and is therefore not an Official Search. It is a search of the Register only carried out by persons other than council employees and once the Register has been inspected then the search has been conducted.
If you wish to carry out a personal search please note that this is now a self-serve facility. There is a dedicated PC available in Customer Services at the Council Offices, where you may view extracts of the Local Land Charges Register. No appointment is now necessary.
There are currently three options to submit electronically.
1) Direct Electronic submission
2) NLIS National Land Information Service
The National Land & Property Information Service (NLIS) provides electronic local authority property searches across England and Wales via a number of channels.
Searchflow electronic conveyancing search service and Thames Water Property Insight are NLIS channels which connect directly to the Hub.
3) TM group online Conveyancing Services
TM Search Choice is an independent private company which also offers electronic searches.
Your solicitor can order an official search from the TM Search Choice website and it will be delivered back electronically, via their website. For further details please contact TM Search Choice on 0844 249 9203 or visit TM group online Conveyancing Services