What are land charges? - Search fees and access

No Surprises!

When you buy a house, a search of the Council's records will ensure there are no hidden surprises, such as:

  • 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

Find out the cost of Official Land Charges.

Personal Search Fees and Access

COVID-19: Update

The council is remaining open for access to Personal Searches during the hours of 10am to 2pm and therefore, you will still need to book appointments (1 hour maximum per company) with Customer Services on 01909 533533 to carry out your own personal search information.  Please ensure that you wear face masks on entering the building and continue to clean the equipment with the sanitisers provided before and after use to protect yourself and others. There are also sanitising units in the foyer on your entrance which must be used on your arrival.

Please refrain from entering the building if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Alternatively you can submit a request to foirequests@bassetlaw.gov.uk  for Con29 information and submit an LLC1 to land.charges@bassetlaw.gov.uk  at a cost of £26.00 if you do not wish to personally visit the council offices to carry out the work yourself.

Find out the cost of Personal Searches.

The Building Control Register can be accessed on our Open Data site. Further or more detailed Building Control information can be obtained from the council, however we may take up to 15 days to respond, dependant on the complexity or nature of the request. To request this information, please email foirequests@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

Official Searches

Please ensure that a plan is sent in PDF format of Ordnance Survey standard clearly outlined in red.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Important – CIL Liability is held as a Charge on Land.  If CIL is not paid you may have difficulty selling your Land or Property.

On the 1 September 2013 the Bassetlaw District Council Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule came into effect. To find out more information about what development will be liable to CIL please visit our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) pages.

If CIL is a requirement for an approved development this will be recorded on the Land Charges Register and disclosed to interested parties on receipt of an Official Search. This is the case for any Enforcement Actions taken in respect to the CIL.

For more information please visit our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) pages.



Last Updated on Friday, November 6, 2020