Are you buying a house, Re-mortgaging, Property Investing? If
so, please consult the experts at Bassetlaw's Local Land
Charges Team on telephone number 01909 533277 or email
What is an Official Local Authority Search?
You will require an Official
Local Land Charges Search whenever a property is sold, purchased,
leased or re-mortgaged. This will reveal any
information about the property such as:-
- Planning Permissions
- Enforcement Notices/Stop Notices
- Tree Preservation Orders
- Conservation Orders
- Smoke Control Areas
- Listed Buildings
- Section 106/Advance Payment Codes Agreements
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest
- Ancient Monuments
- Building Over Agreements
- Financial charges on properties
Why do I need an Official Search?
Buying a House can prove to be the most expensive, frustrating
item you may ever purchase. The Land Charges Team:-
- Complete all searches within 2-3 working days.
- Carry out a fast, accurate service by skilled, professional,
fully trained staff.
- Searches are accepted by all mortgage lenders.
- Ensure that all information needed to compile a search is held
and maintained by the Council.
- Ensure that there are links to internal and external
departments who can quickly get information.
- Include a complete search history.
- Ensure that every question on the *Con29(R)
and *Con29(O) will be answered comprehensively
with details of where further information can be obtained.
All Official Searches are covered
by the Council's comprehensive insurance.
A tracking service where you can
contact the Land Charges staff to find out the progress of your
search is available.
* A Con29 is the Official
Enquiry Search Form that is compiled of standard set
questions by the Law Society. The Official Search is certified by
the Council and the Land Charges Act 1975. The search is completed
by trained Council staff and contains information regarding
Planning Permissions, Tree Preservation Orders, Listed Buildings,
Road Agreements and Schemes to name a few. All of which is vital
information whether you are buying or selling a house.
A search of the Local Land Charges Register can be conducted
either in person or by submitting a written request on a LLC
1 Form, either by post or electronically via the NLIS hub
(National Land Information Service).
When you buy a house, a search of
the Council's records will ensure there are no hidden surprises,
- Repayment of monies owed to the Council.
- Whether there are any trees on your land protected by law.
- Future developments/road schemes.
Official Search Fees from 1st
Find out the cost of Official Land Charges
Personal Search Fees and Access
from 1st April 2011
The information provided is
for information requested which is not available on the Council's
public registers or regarded as free of charge. The information is
available via the Council's "One Stop Shop" search facility or on
the submission of an Official Search via a Con29(R) form.
Find out the cost of
Frequently asked questions
View our frequently asked questions for Land
Areas within Bassetlaw
List of Areas within Bassetlaw
Official Searches on-line
Download our PDF version of a
Con29(R) and Con29(O) or
submit electronic format
online. Please ensure that a plan is sent in PDF format of
Ordnance Survey standard clearly outlined in
red. Cheques should be made payable to Bassetlaw
District Council and payment sent to the Land Charges Unit, or by
Last Updated - 24/07/2012