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Local land charges

We can provide information about land and property to you if you are a prospective purchaser or developer in the borough. We aim to provide the fullest possible information to prospective purchasers/developers/owners to ensure that you can make informed decisions, and so that you're aware of anything which may affect your future enjoyment of the land or property.

When buying a house or land, a number of checks are usually carried out to make sure there are no problems, including a local authority search. Your solicitor or licensed conveyancer often does this on your behalf, but you can request a search yourself if you prefer.

Please note: Some conveyancers/solicitors use third-party companies to carry out searches on their behalf. These companies don't always request full official local authority searches from us so we, the council, can't be held responsible for the answers they provide or the time it takes to complete the search. Also, if your search was carried out by a third-party company and you need further explanations about the information provided, you will need to contact the company directly as unfortunately we won't be able to help you. 

Types of searches

Official LLC1

This report provides information held in the Local Land Charges Register and can only be produced and certified by a local government authority, like the council. This can reveal any restrictions, prohibitions or financial charges on the property or area of land.

Official CON29R

This report includes approximately 85 enquiry sections which provide important environmental information about the property or area of land. It can reveal any building regulation information, drainage agreements, contaminated land, conservation areas, road proposals or schemes and any statutory notices against the property or area of land which may incur financial charges.

Official CON29O

This report includes approximately 22 optional enquiry sections which provide further environmental information about the property or area of land.  It can reveal any noise abatement notices, road proposals by private bodies, enterprise zones, common land notices and public paths affecting the property or area of land.

Make a search request

To submit a local authority search request please send the following to our postal address:

  • The appropriate search request forms (LLC1/CON29R/CON29O), these can be acquired from any official legal stationers
  • An accurate, up-to-date 1:1250 scale plan clearly showing the boundaries of the property/land in context with the surrounding area outlined in red (please provide 2 copies)
  • A cheque made payable to ‘Warrington Borough Council’ covering the fees

Postal address:

Local Land Charges, Warrington Borough Council, Quattro, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH

DX Address:  

DX 17760 WARRINGTON                             

Search fees

Basic Search - LLC1 + CON29 £171.80
LLC1  £20.00 
Additional Parcels £1.00 each 

CON29 Required

Individual CON29R Questions CON29R Fees [pdf]
CON29 Optional £18.00 each
Additional Parcels £12.00 each 
Admin charges £10.00 (usually duplicate search requests) 
Cancellation fee £ Variable (depending on work already carried out) 

*Above prices now include VAT at 20% on CON29 products, due to a change by HMRC 

Additional rated land parcels are where there is more than one rated land or property within the stated search boundaries. For example, if you request a search for two or more properties adjacent to one another or multiple properties within one building, you'll need to pay an additional rated land parcel fee for each additional property or area of land. If your search request is found to have additional rated land parcels then we will ask you to resubmit your forms, plan and cheque. This can cause a delay, so please make sure that you check for any additional rated land parcels before you submit your search request.

Cancelling a request

We can't cancel or refund searches which we have already started to process, so if you need to cancel a request please contact us as soon as possible.

How long searches take

LLC1/CON29R/CON29O search processing

3-5 working days

Personal search processing

1-2 working days

Receiving your search reports

All postal returns are sent via Standard Royal Mail (2-3 working day delivery).