Local Land Charges Search

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.

Application Forms

Quick Full Search Application Form (2016 Edition)

Fees from April 2019

Residential and Commercial Searches

Fee in respect of one property/

parcel of land


VAT @ 20%

LLC1 only






Con29 (WFDC)


£15.70  £94.20

Con29 Highways (WCC)


£6.80 £40.80

Full Search




Con 29 (Optional enquiries) each

Except Q4

£19.00 £3.80 £22.80
Q4 Highways £20.00 £4.00 £24.00
Q16 Mineral Consultation - WFDC do not hold this information refer to: minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk
Q22 Commons - We are unable to respond to Q22, please email: commonandvillagegreens@worcestershire.gov.uk

Each Additional Parcel of Land/Property

Fee VAT @ 20% Total


Exempt £25.00

Con 29

£18.00 £3.60 £21.60


£43.00 £3.60 £46.60

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.

The current turnaround time for Searches is 10 working days.

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 a confirmation email to: land.charges@wyreforestdc.gov.uk. 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.

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. TSU, Economic Prosperity and Place, Tel: 01562 732506 or email tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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 Planning Fees. Please apply direct to TSU on 01562 732506 or email tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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: enquiries@severntrentsearches.com


No. Please refer enquiries to:


No. Please refer enquiries to:


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-