Local Land Charges

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 
Civic Centre 
BH15 2RU

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

Personal searches

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

Contact us

Local Land Charges


01202 262816

Local Land Charges
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU

Page last updated: 29 April 2019
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