What is a local land charge search?

When buying a property or piece of land, your solicitor will submit a local search request to us. A local search protects the purchaser against unknowingly inheriting land charges, prohibitions held against the property or land and will warn of future proposals.

We will investigate and bring all the information together in the form of a local authority search. The information is collected from different council departments including:

  • planning and building control
  • environmental services
  • highways

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What type of searches can I do?