Why do you need to do a land charge search?
It is vital to have a search carried out when buying a property. This will give you information on issues which may affect the property, such as:
- new roads
- planning agreements
- tree preservation orders
- listed buildings
- financial charges
- enforcement notices
- conservation areas
There are various searches available. If you are not sure which type of search you need, speak to your solicitor or the land charges team.
The council has a statutory duty under the Local Land Charges Act 1975 to maintain an up-to-date register of local land charges affecting property and land within Watford.
A local land charge is a limitation imposed on land or property either to secure the payment of a sum of money or to limit its use on successive owners or occupiers of the land or property.