A Local Land Charge Search is a search of the information contained on the Local Land Charges Register and the Register of Common Land, Towns and Village Greens. These registers are maintained by our Local Land Charges team within legal services.
The Land Charges Statement is available to download.
Why you may need to carry out a local land charge search
When buying property or land, a Local Land Charges search should be carried out to identify any legal restrictions that might be attached to the property or land. If restrictions do exist, the next owner or occupier will be bound by them.
Examples of such restrictions are:
- Tree Preservation Orders
- planning conditions
- compulsory purchase orders
Submitting a search
When you request a full local search, you’ll need to include a plan of the property and the following forms:
- LLC1 - provides entries from the Local Land Charges register
- Con 29 - provides additional information on the property
You can send your search request to us via post or DX:
Local Land Charges
DX 123820 Poole 7
We can only accept payment via cheque. Cheques should be made payable to BCP Council.
Cost of searches from 1 April 2019
| Type of application || Net fee || VAT || Total fee |
| LLC1 only || £31.50 || £0 || £31.50 |
| CON29 only || £98.75 || £19.75 || £118.50 |
| Full search (both of the above) || £130.25 || £19.75 || £150 |
| CON29O || £15 || £3 || £18 |
| Extra parcel(s) of land - LLC1 || £5 || £0 || £5 |
| Extra parcel(s) of land - CON29 || £10 || £2 || £12 |
The Local Land Charges Register is available for free public inspection via a dedicated PC terminal on the second floor of Poole Civic Centre in the Planning Reception. There are full instructions for the use of the system available next to the PC.
Some Building Consultancy and Competent Persons data is also available on the terminal for free public inspection. If you require information from Departments other than those listed above please contact the relevant Department direct.
In order to allow open access there is not an appointment system in place.
Information for Local Land Charges in other BCP Council areas
Bournemouth Local Land Charges
Christchurch Local Land Charges
Page last updated: 29 April 2019