A local land charge search is an important step in the process of buying or leasing a new home or business premise. Your solicitor/conveyancer will make a search of the council's records to ensure there are no hidden surprises or outstanding notices.
The local land charges section carries out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975, guaranteeing comprehensive replies to official enquiries for:
LLC1 - includes registerable charges, improvement grants and tree preservation orders.
CON29R - includes road schemes, planning history.
A local land charge is a binding obligation on property or land, which passes to successive owners or occupiers. The purpose of the service is designed to ensure that purchasers of land and/or property are not caught out by the existence of any obligations or restrictions. These are known as charges and are binding against successive owners by local authorities.
The land charges section maintains the local land charges register for the Wyre area. This register is updated daily in order to provide answers to search requests, using information provided by various departments of the council and county council.
A statutory requirement is placed on all local authorities within England and Wales, to generate, maintain and regularly update a local land charges register and to provide local searches.
Any charges registered on a local land charges register would not normally be disclosed in the title deeds or by an inspection of the property/land itself. Charges maybe of a financial or non-financial nature.