Local land charges are sometimes registered against land and may affect land owners. You can request information from the local land charges register which is held by the council.

Local Land Charges were originally introduced to inform the buyer of any obligations which may affect them. These potential obligations are called 'charges' which when created must be registered against the land. As they are registered against the land itself, they can affect successive owners who must comply with them.

Advisory notice
From Spring 2019, Lambeth will no longer provide a Local Land Charge Personal Search service.
After this date, the Local Land Charges Register will have been migrated to HM Land Registry and you will be able to access a new digital service through your portal account, business gateway and on the HM Land Registry pages on GOV.UK. Lambeth will continue to provide replies to Con29 enquiries. For more information visit GOV.UK and search for Local Land Charges.

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Costs for this service

Type of search Cost Cost from 01/04/2018
Personal search None None
Search of the land charges register (form LLC1) £49 £50
Additional parcel for search of land charges register £5 £5
Non-statutory bundled information £85 £75 + £15.00 VAT = £90.00
Additional parcel for non-statutory bundled information £45 £45
Full search (Form CON29R) - statutory and non-statutory information £166.67 + £33.33 VAT £200.00 + £40.00 VAT = £240.00
Full search (Form CON29R) - statutory and non-statutory information Plus (form LLC1) £166.67 + £33.33 VAT £200.00 + £50.00 + £40.00 VAT = £290.00
Additional parcel for full search £45 £45
Optional enquiries (form CON29O) £30 £25.00 + £5.00 VAT = £30.00

We will only accept payments that are made by postal order or cheques accompanied by a guarantee card. We cannot accept cash. If you pay by cheque and it does not clear, you will have to pay an administration fee of £25.

Next Steps

Please make cheques payable to London Borough of Lambeth and send it and your completed form to:

London Borough of Lambeth
Land Charges Team
PO Box 733
SO23 5DH

Enhanced personal searches

We will return the result to you by post or email within two working days.

Personal searches, search of land charges register and optional enquiries

If we receive your search application or enquiry before 2pm (Monday to Friday) it will be ready for you to collect the next working day. You can collect it from the reception desk in the Lambeth Town Hall between 10:30am and 2pm.

You must collect your search results yourself. We will not allow any agents to collect searches on behalf of any other agencies.