Types of local land charges searches

Sections on this page 

Each section describes the type of search and how to submit it. We would advise you to seek legal advice when buying or selling a property. You, your solicitor or an agent can carry out a search.

Full official search

This is a full official search of the Local Land Charges Register (LLC1) and/or the Enquiries of Local Authorities Form (CON29/O 2016).

Submit a search request 

Alternatively, use the National Land Information Service (NLIS) or TM Group (TM).

Replies to the full official searches are certified by the council under Section 10(3) of the Local Land Charges Act 1975.

Our turnaround time to process a validated full official search is 10 working days.

The forms LLC1 and CON29/O 2016 are available from legal stationers.

The fee for this service is charged on a full cost recovery basis. This additional service is provided as an alternative to the above services (personal search and CON29 2016 individual questions - EIR) fee is charged on the basis set out on Table 2 above

See what's included in a full official search page

LLC1

LLC1 is an official certificate of search form, which is a legal document.

The LLC1 form submission refers to the local land charges register, which consists of 12 parts. Information and charges identified could range from:

  • housing grants
  • planning agreements
  • tree preservation orders
  • conservation orders which are designated areas containing special historical or architectural interest
  • planning applications which have been approved with conditions since 1 August 1977
  • smoke control orders, which restrict the type of fuel that can be used in smoke control areas.


CON29 2016 and CON29O 2016

Official enquiries form are known as CON29 Enquiries of Local Authorities 2016 Form and CON290 Optional Enquiries of Local Authorities 2016.

The enquiries on this form relates to planning, highways, environmental health and housing (public health) which may affect a property or land.

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Common land and village green searches

LLC maintain the council's register of common land and village greens.

To undertake a search of these registers when buying a property, please ask your solicitor or conveyancer to submit the form CON29O 2016 Optional question 22. Forms LLC1 and CON29R/O are available from legal stationers.

How to submit a full official search or common land and village greens search

When submitting forms for a full official search or common land and village greens please follow the instructions below.

1. Include the correct full postal address of the property to be searched, You can check the search address(es) on our website www.brent.gov.uk/my-location by using My Location before making your submission and to change for the next address select ‘Change Location’. Alternatively you can e-mail locallandcharges@brent.gov.uk with the subject ‘Check Address(es)’.

2. If the address is more than one parcel confirmation of ‘One Transaction’ is required on the email is required.

3. Where applicable, a clear and updated Ordinance Survey plans with the area clearly outlined in red.

4. Provide your email address to send search replies.

5. Send the correct fee by Bacs/post if cheque, made payable to the ‘London Borough of Brent’ to Local Land Charges, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ

6. DX Facilities are not available

7. Replies will be sent by email within 10 working days from date of validate.

8. Our response time for a validated full official search is 10 working days.

If you have any query relevant to the full official search please contact the Local Land Charges Team at locallandcharges@brent.gov.uk or 020 8937 5351.

Additional information

Additional Information

*Maximum of 99 additional parcels are allowed per form

Please make your cheque payable to 'London Borough of Brent'.

Fee(s) paid for validated search(es) and enquiries will not be cancelled or refunded if application is being processed.

Any cheque that bounce will incur a £25 administration charge and no further searches will be processed for an individual until outstanding search fee(s) and administrative charges are paid.

All Con29 fees are subject to a VAT (Standard 20%) LLC1 and EIR fee is outside the scope of VAT.

You can check the search address(es) on our website www.brent.gov.uk/my-location by using My Location before making your submission and to change for the next address select ‘Change Location’

Alternatively you can e-mail locallandcharges@brent.gov.uk with the subject ‘Check Address(es)’.

From 1st April 2018, all searches rejected (invalid) will incur a £25 administrative charge and no further searches will be processed for an individual until administrative charges are paid

VAT

From 1 January 2017, all Con29 fees have been subject to VAT (Standard 20%) LLC1 and EIR fee is outside the scope of VAT.

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Personal search

At present, the register is not available to view at the Customer Service Centre, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ due to the impact of the Covid 19 virus. 

The safety and wellbeing of residents and our staff is always our priority. Following government guidance to stop all social gatherings, and to encourage social distancing, we are cancelling or postponing a number of council events including personal search visits. 

In accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, a personal search is the search of the local land charges register. 

To request your Personal Search local and land charges register, please email the LLC Team, Email address personalsearches@brent.gov.uk following the instructions below:-

  • The subject matter in the email must be ‘LLC Register followed by the search address
  • Include the correct full postal address of the property to be searched, this can be checked by using My Location. 
  • Maximum of 3 addresses are allowed per company per day
  • If the property is more than one parcel, give written confirmation of ‘Single Transaction’ in front of the address
  • Where applicable, a clear and updated Ordinance Survey plans with the area clearly outlined in red
  • Provide your full postal address and contact number
  • We will aim to send your request no later than 10 working days to the email address received depending the number of parcels required directly from our system. 

PS: The data supplied is not certified by us.

CON29 2016 individual questions - environmental information regulations

The fee for this service is calculated based on the costs set in connection with the act of supplying information in response to a specific request.

The costs comprise of staff time spent on searching, collating the information and sending the relevant information.

These replies are not certified by the council.

This service is provided under EIR. Our timescale is no later than 20 working days once payment is received.

Some Con29 enquiries are available from public registers and can be accessed free of charge. However enquiries that are not on the public register will incur a charge on the basis set out on Table 1 above.

If you have any query relevant to CON29 2016 individual questions please contact the Local Land Charges Team at personalsearches@brent.gov.uk or 020 8937 5351.

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How to submit a CON29 2016 and the services responsible for the answers

Local land charges

Questions: 1.1(j-l), 2.1(b), 2.1(c), 2.10(d), 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3(a), 3.3(b), 3.3(c), 3.4(a), 3.4(b), 3.4(c), 3.4(d), 3.4(e), 3.4(f), 3.5(a), 3.5(b), 3.6(a), 3.6(b), 3.6(c), 3.6(d), 3.6(e), 3.6(f), 3.6(g), 3.6(h), 3.6(i), 3.6(j), 3.6(k), 3.6(l), 3.7(a), 3.7(b, c, f), 3.7(d), 3.7(e), 3.7(g), 3.8, 3.9(g), 3.9(h), 3.9(i), 3.9(j), 3.9(k), 3.9(l), 3.9(m), 3.9(n), 3.10(a), 3.10(b), 3.10(c), 3.10(d), 3.10(e), 3.10(f), 3.10(g), 3.10(h), 3.12, 3.13(a), 3.13(b), 3.13(c), 3.15(a), 3.15(b)

For CON29 2016 individual questions listed above you must email the LLC Team at personalsearches@brent.gov.uk following the instructions below.

1. Include the correct full postal address of the property to be searched, You can check the search address(es) on our website www.brent.gov.uk/my-location by using My Location before making your submission and to change for the next address select ‘Change Location’. Alternatively you can e-mail personalsearches@brent.gov.uk with the subject ‘Check Address(es)’.

2. If the address is more than one parcel confirmation of ‘One Transaction’ is required on the email is required.

3. Where applicable, a clear and updated Ordinance Survey plans with the area clearly outlined in red.

4. Provide your email address to send search replies.

5. List the CON29 2016 questions required.

6. Send the correct fee by post, cheque must be made payable to the ‘London Borough of Brent’ to Local Land Charges, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ

7. DX Facilities are not available

8. Replies will be sent by email within 20 working days on receipt of payment.

Planning and building control services

Questions: 1.1(a-i), 1.2, 3.9(a-f), 3.11(a), 3.11(b)

The planning public register contains details of all planning applications and decisions under planning legislation, including enforcement notices, stop notices, breach of condition notices and tree preservation orders and the local plan.

The register is available at planning-and-building-control on our website or you can visit the Customer Service Centre, Ground Floor, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ to view it.

Use building control enquiry form for all planning requests.

Highway public register

Question: 2(a)

This register can be viewed by visiting the Customer Service Centre, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ.

Question: 2.2, 2.5

Email all Highways requests to highwaysearches@brent.gov.uk

UK Radon - radon gas

Question: 3.14

Please contact Radon via the UK Radon website, www.ukradon.org and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) website, www.hpa.org.uk/radiation.

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