Local land charges search

Local land charges are restrictions on land or property that can limit its use, or link the owner to a financial charge.

It's very important you have a search carried out when buying property or land. 

Local land charges can include:

  • planning permissions
  • new roads
  • planning agreements
  • tree preservation orders
  • listed buildings
  • financial charges
  • enforcement notices
  • conservation areas
  • Article 4 directions

How to search for local land charges

You can do an online search for local land charges on GOV.UK

CON29 and CON29O search

The CON29 form covers:

  • planning permissions
  • planning notices
  • building control applications
  • road proposals
  • environmental health
  • community infrastructure levy

The CON29O is a set of optional enquiries and covers: 

  • adverts
  • pipelines
  • environmental health
  • common land

Apply online for CON29 and CON29O

You can apply online through:

You can email your completed CON29 or CON29O forms to:

Email locallandcharges@watford.gov.uk

You'll be contacted by phone to take payment.

Searches are done after your payment is received.

Requests received after 9am are processed the next working day.

Fees

Type of search Cost up until 31st March 2021 Cost after 31st March 2021
Residential CON29R £67 £70
Commercial CON29R £137 £142
CON29R each additional parcel (residential or commercial) £11.40 £13.50
CON29O question numbers 4, 16, 21 £9 £4
CON29O question numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 £9 £9
CON29O question number 22 £19.91 £20.50
Additional written questions £10 £10

Search requests are subject to VAT at 20%. Fees displayed include VAT, with the exception of additional written questions, which have no VAT.

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