Local Land Charges Search

Important information

Wyre Forest District Council's Land Charges Team are in the progress of implementing new software, which will result in some changes to the information provided on our Local Authority Searches.

Our computerised records of planning refusals and planning withdrawn applications does not extend back before January 2006 and building regulation information does not extend back before 2012. Therefore we will not be able to provide this information on any of our searches.

From 2 March 2020 the full local authority search will provide planning refusals and planning withdrawn applications from 2006 onwards and building regulation information from 2012 onwards. We will of course still provide a full Local Land Charges (LLC) Register which includes all conditional planning approvals from 1974. LLC1 only requests will only include the Land Charges Register and NO Con 29 information including building regulation information because this is not contained within the Land Charges Register. 

If you require details of planning withdrawn and refused applications pre 2006 and building control applications prior to 2012 please  request this information under Freedom of Information using the link below.  The Council will respond within the statutory time limits.  It would be helpful if a single request for a single property can be made identifying both planning and building control information that is required, to avoid making multiple requests.

Please note that in line with Government guidance, building regulations application information need only be retained for 15 years.  The Council cannot guarantee that information older than this will be available.

The Council does not hold certificates or notices in respect of work carried out under a competent person self-certification scheme.  If any such work has been carried out on site under such a scheme, the owner or occupier of the property are responsible for the provision of any such certificate

We hope the transition to the new software will go smoothly, however if there are issues which affect our current turnaround time of within 10 working days we will keep you updated on this website.

If you require further clarification or have any queries regarding this matter please email us.

Our Land Charges section will provide you with a guide to searches, fees and other relevant information regarding the Local Land Charges search process.

What is a Local Land Charges search?

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.

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.

Residential and Commercial searches

Fee in respect of one property/parcel of land Fee VAT @ 20% Total
LLC1 £25.50 exempt £25.50
Con29 £115.70 £23.14 £138.84
Total £141.20 £23.14 £164.34

Each additional property/parcel of land Fee VAT @20% Total
LLC1 £25.50 exempt £25.50
Con 29 £18.50 £3.70 £22.20
Total £44.00 £3.70

£47.70

Con290 Optional Enquiries Questions
Fee VAT @ 20% Total
Optional enquiries except questions 16, and 22 £20.53 £4.11 £24.64

Question 16 Mineral Consultation - Wyre Forest District Council do not hold this information, please email minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk

Question 22 Commons - Wyre Forest District Council are unable to respond to Q22, please email commonandvillagegreens@worcestershire.gov.uk

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.

 

Frequently asked questions

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.

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. Technical Support Unit (TSU), Economic Prosperity and Place, Tel: 01562 732506 or email.



From 2006, all planning applications and decisions are available on our Online Planning Applications webpage.

Copies of planning applications prior to 2006 and building control certificates prior to 2012 can be requested by emailing tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk please include the relevant reference number.  Any copies provided will incur a fee in line with the Council's adopted Fees and Charges. Planning Fees. A response will be provided within 21 days following payment.

For copies of building control certificates from 2012 onwards please email b.control@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Please note copies of building regulation certificates are only available to building owners or their appointed agents and at the discretion of the local authority.  Evidence to provide ownership may be required.




For copies of planning decisions prior to 2006 please email tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk and include the relevant reference number Any copies provided will incur a fee in line with Council’s adopted Fees and Charges.


https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning-fees.aspx. A response will be provided within 21 days following payment.


Informative relating


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.


No, please contact:

Severn Trent Searches PO Box 10155 Nottingham NG1 9HQ

Tel: 0115 971 3550
Email

 

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

 

Useful Information

Residential Searches

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance for the general public on 'How to buy a home' and 'How to sell a home'. Further information can be found via the links below.

Application forms

Quick Full Search Application Form (2016 Edition)

Payment details

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 us a confirmation email and we will then provide you with a VAT receipt.

Contact details

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.