Local Land Charges​

A Local Land Charges Search is an important step in the process of buying or leasing a new home or business premise, the search will give the 'charges' enforceable against successive owners by local authorities, or central government.

If you are planning to buy a house or plot of land, or lease a property, you will need to know whether the authority will charge you for any outstanding or ongoing services. For example, the council maintains some footpaths at public expense; others may be the responsibility of the owners or leaseholders. You will want to know about any restrictions or preservation orders on the property and about any planning applications that may affect the property in the future, for example, whether any new roads are being proposed across the end of your property.

The Local Land Search also provides other important information, for example if the property has been improved with the help of a disabled facilities grant.

Generally a solicitor carries out the search on your behalf as part of the house conveyancing process, but it is possible for you to carry out your own search.

Help us to deal with your search promptly

Until further notice, please note the following arrangements for submitting full Local Authority Search Orders. 

  • Completed CON29 forms, plus a highlighted plan, to be emailed to landcharges@halton.gov.uk
  • All information required (e.g. Part II questions, Box C) must be requested when the search is presented
  • Payment is made online (Select the Land Charges option)
  • Please ensure that the property is in the Borough of Halton
  • Results will be returned by email only

Search Fees


Official Certificate (LLC1)


Form CON29R


Official Search (LLC1 & CON29)


Each additional (LLC1) parcel*


Each additional (CON29) parcel*


CON29O Optional Enquiries

£17.16​​​ per question per parcel (Q22 Common Land £19.96​)

Each additional enquiry


Personal Search



^ LLC1 official certificates will no longer be issued by HBC from 16th March 2023. These can be obtained from HMLR.

*'Parcel of land' means land (including a building or part of a building) which is separately occupied or separately rated or, if not occupied or rated, in separate ownership. For the purpose of this definition an owner is a person who (in his own right or as a trustee for any other person) is entitled to receive the rack rent of land, or, where the land is not a rack rent, would be so entitled if it were so let.
** A separate search requisition should be made for each parcel of land.
However, if for the purpose of a single transaction a search is required in respect of two or more parcels of land which share a common boundary or are separated by a road, railway, river, stream or canal, a search request can include additional parcels of land.
Should you have land with additional parcels of land, or are just unsure as to what price applies to your search, please contact us and we can give you a detailed estimate.
All fees are reviewed annually.
Halton Borough Council aims to provide search replies within 10 working days

Pay Local Land Charges Online

Contact Information:


CON29R Component Data

The data required to reply to CON29R questions can be obtained from the council department that maintains the information. Please contact us for further information

Further information about your property can be viewed online.

Personal Search Guidance Note

We ceased to provide a Local Land Charges personal search service from 16th March 2023.

After this date, our Local Land Charges Register was migrated to HM Land Registry's national register. You can access a new digital service through Portal, Business Gateway and on HM Land Registry's GOV.UK pages.

For more information visit GOV.UK

Further Information