A Local Land Charges Search forms part of the conveyancing process and is carried out to ascertain if there are any matters affecting the property or land, which a prospective purchaser should be aware of. It is designed to protect potential purchasers of property and will tell them about agreements and restrictions which might affect their decision to go ahead with the purchase. We offer a full, authenticated and guaranteed Local Authority Search within 10 working days of receipt of application.
The first part of the search – the LLC1 form - will reveal all the charges registered against the property, for example: Conditional Planning Permissions; Smoke Control Orders; and Tree Preservation Orders. These charges are binding on successive owners of the property or land.
The second part of the search – the CON29 form - will provide other relevant information which is held by the various divisions of the Council such as Local Plan information, road adoptions, nearby road schemes and Notices etc. under the Planning Acts.
Fee in respect of one property/
parcel of land
VAT @ 20%
Con29 Highways (WCC)
Con 29 (Optional enquiries) each
Except Q16 & Q22
Each Additional Parcel of Land/Property
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A standard search comes with the assurance and insurance that all responses have been investigated and authenticated by the Local Authority and signed by the Proper Officer.
Searches are returned within ten working days following receipt. Please include your email address on your application as all search results are returned by email.
Cheques must be made payable to: Wyre Forest District Council.
Although we are unable to take payment by card, should you wish to email your application we can accept payment by BACS:
Payee - Wyre Forest District Council Sort code 30-94-70 Account number 02032407
Please quote 'Land Charges', your company name and the property address as your reference. Following payment please send a confirmation email to: email@example.com. and we will then provide you with a VAT receipt.
Please submit Local Land Charges Searches by post to:
Wyre Forest District Council Land Charges Section, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 7WF
To contact Land Charges staff either telephone 01562 732713 or 01562 732714 or email us and we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible. To enable us to maintain standards for our customers, we always welcome feedback at any time.
Search requests are usually received from the Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer acting for the purchaser of a property.
Personal search companies and members of the public can inspect records to provide answers to search questions; however these are the responsibility of the searcher and are not covered by the Council's guarantee.
Search forms are available from Legal stationers or use the quick form above.
We cover the area inside the Wyre Forest District Council boundary.
If you do not have access to a suitable plan, telephone our office and we will help you.
10 working days following acceptance.
All Searches will be returned via email, please provide an email address on the search.
Yes. We require an A4 size plan with the property to be searched on clearly outlined in red.
You may wish to consider asking additional questions. These need to be directed to the individual divisions in a separate letter. It is advisable to telephone the division prior to the letter and establish the correct fee required. TSU, Economic Prosperity and Place, Tel: 01562 732506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From 2006, all planning applications and decisions are available on our Online Planning Applications webpage. Planning applications prior to 2006 can be viewed free of charge at our Planning Department otherwise paper copies can be obtained at a charge of £19.00 per copy. Please apply direct to TSU on 01562 732506 or email email@example.com
A Personal Search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register. It will provide you with information similar to that of an LLC1 request but its content is your own responsibility and its accuracy is not guaranteed by the Council.
Appointments are available daily and we require at least 5 working days notice. Slots are made available Monday to Friday at 9am, 10.30am and 2.00pm and appointments run for 90 minutes, a maximum of six addresses can be searched on at any one appointment. To request an appointment please email us. Please submit a plan with the property outlined in red and the address clearly written on the plan, unfortunately incorrectly submitted applications will be returned. We will confirm the appointment by return email.
No. Please contact:
Severn Trent Searches PO Box 10155 Nottingham NG1 9HQ
Tel: 0115 971 3550 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Please refer enquiries to:
Please note, we will include the following statement with your response:
The Environment Agency issued flood defence consents on all watercourses up to 2012 and on main rivers until a few years ago, when it changed to an Environmental Permit in April 2016. On ordinary watercourses (non main rivers) Wyre Forest District Council has issued land drainage consents since 2012. Therefore, you should also refer this enquiry to the Environment Agency, their email is email@example.com
No. Information is available from:
The Environment Agency, Upper Severn Area, Midlands Region, Hafren House, Welshpool Road, Shelton, Shrewsbury SY3 8BB
Tel: 01743 272828
A search reply will only relate to the status of the roadways, footways and footpaths named in the property address given in Box B on the CON29 form. If you wish to have information regarding any other roads that abut your property you will need to name them in Box C (subject to a maximum of three additional roads) and clearly mark them on your search plan.
No. You will need to make application to:
Land Registry, Leigh Court, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9XZ.
Tel: 024 7686 0860