Local Land Charges

Local Land Charges

The Council undertakes searches on individual properties - usually on behalf of prospective purchasers - to identify any town planning, statutory orders, highways, housing and environmental health matters which might impact on the property.  Searches are an important part of the process of buying and selling property and/or land.  A search ensures that there are no hidden surprises which you might otherwise not have been aware of.

The Local Land Charges Officer is also responsible for the registration of local land charges and maintenance of the Local Land Charges Register.

 

Service Commitment and Fees

We aim to return around 50% of searches within 5 working days and turnaround all searches in an average of 9 to 10 days.  Most searches are straightforward and can be returned quite quickly, but more complex sites will require a little longer.  If your search is particularly urgent, please let us know at the point of submission and we will do our best to fast track it.

Requests can be submitted electronically via NLIS, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in hard copy by post.  Full instructions are available on the Local Land Charges Search Request Form.  Please do not submit a cheque with your search - we will invoice you at the end of the month.

Both LLC1 and CON29 forms should be submitted at the same time if answers to both are required.  The correct address for the property must be provided, together with an up to date scale plan showing the extent and location of the land subject of search clearly edged in red, for all search requests.

 Our current fees (applicable from 1 January 2017) are set out below.  Please note that the fee level is different for properties within the Yorkshire Dales National Park because of the additional cost in supplying information.  The current fees reflect recent changes as a result of HMRC levying VAT on Con 29(R) enquiries.

 

Service

Fee Payable for Property Outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Fee Payable for Property Within the Yorkshire Dales National Park

LLC1 – Official Search in the Register

£27.00

£32.00

 

 

 

Con29(R) Enquiries

£53.00 (£63.60 including VAT)

£63.00 (£75.60 including VAT)

 

 

 

Full Standard Search

£80.00 (£90.60 including VAT)

£95.00 (£107.60 including VAT)

 

 

 

Extra Parcel of Land (LLC1 and/or Con29(R))

£16.00 (£19.20 for Con29(R) including VAT)

£18.00 (£21.60 for Con29(R) including VAT)

 

 

 

Additional Questions

 

 

Q4, Q8

£10 (£12 including VAT)

£10 (£12 including VAT)

Q21, Q22

£16 (£19.20 including VAT)

£18 (£21.60 including VAT)

Others

£6 (£7.20 including VAT)

£6 (£7.20 including VAT)

LLC1 and Building Regulations Questions 1, J, K and L

£37.56 (£39.67 including VAT)

£42.56 (£44.67 including VAT)

 

Personal Searches

The Register of Local Land Charges is available and accessible free of charge to any person who wishes to visit Mercury House to carry out a personal search.  No appointment is necessary, but if the computer terminal is already in use it may be necessary to wait.  If you would prefer to book an appointment please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact Us

Rhona Marsh
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Telephone : 01748 901123

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Further Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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