Local land charges search

Due to unavailability of staff, we will unable to take calls or deal with requests on Friday 4 May for Personal Search appointments and general search related enquiries.

Our normal service will be available from 8.30am on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Our search fees will include VAT on the CON29 element from Friday 31 March 2017.

All searches are answered using the Law Society's LLC1 and Con29 forms. We are also able to answer optional and solicitors own questions. Contact us for further information and prices. 

What is a Local Authority Search?

It is a full and comprehensive search of the Council's property records. We answer a series of questions contained in the search enquiry forms - CON29R, enquiries of a local authority and form LLC1 - to reveal entries contained in the Local Land Charges Register. These entries are searched to make sure that there are no hidden surprises such as:

  • a new bypass planned for the bottom of your garden
  • notices requiring you to take action to fix outstanding problems with your property
  • planning consents that have conditions attached
  • tree preservation orders
  • listed buildings
  • conservation areas
  • smoke control orders.

Items revealed on the CON29R part of the application form include Planning, Highways, Environmental Health, Housing , Building Control and issues. An additional set of optional questions, CON29O, can be asked if extra information is required. We can answer these and solicitor’s own questions on payment of an extra fee.

How do I request one?

How much do they cost?

A standard residential search costs £111.10, and a standard commercial search costs £315.20.

For further information about our prices please see our local land charges fees document.

How can I pay?

Paying for your Local Land Charges search online

To pay online you will need a debit or credit card

  1. Visit our online payments service             
  2. Select the Local Land Charges item/s you require and complete the details
  3. If you aren't sure of the fee required contact us.

Paying for your Local Land Charges search over the phone

To pay over the phone you will need a debit or credit card

Contact us between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Paying for your Local Land Charges search by BACS

To set up BACS (automated payment system for banks) please contact us.

As soon as you have made your payment, please email landcharges@derby.gov.uk your remittance quoting the following information:

  • the sort code 30-92-59
  • the account number 00006306
  • the reference 1000071 S1055 BACS.

Paying for your Local Land Charges search with a monthly account

Please contact us, and, once set up, we will invoice you on a monthly basis. You will then be able to email all search requests to landcharges@derby.gov.uk.

You would normally pay your account monthly by direct debit by the 15th of the month following the receipt of a request.

How long will my search take?

Our turnaround is currently 18 working days.

We will send your search back by email where possible.

How can I get further information?

If you want any copy documents, contact us for a price.

Useful forms


Contact details

Post address:
Local Land Charges
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640805
Minicom: 01332 640666
Local Land Charges
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street