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

Request a CON29 and CON29O search

You can apply online through:

Our online form allows you to upload and submit plans and forms, pay by card and request a fee check prior to payment if required.

The search enquiry process starts once payment and correct documentation has been received.

Search enquiries received after 9am are processed the next working day.

LLC1 - Please purchase separately from HM Land Registry as we have migrated the local land charges register.

For any other enquiries, please email locallandcharges@watford.gov.uk.

Local land charges fees
Type of search Cost until 31 December 2023 Cost from 1 January 2024
Residential CON29 £74.20 £80.65
Commercial CON29 £150.52 £163.65
CON29 each additional property/land (residential or commercial) £14.31 £15.55
CON29O question numbers 4, 16, 21 £4 £4.35
CON29O question numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 £9.54 £10.40
CON29O question number 22 £21.73 £23.65
Additional written questions £10.60 £11.55

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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