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 and prohibitions held against the property or land and will warn of future proposals.

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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
  • highway services

What type of searches can I do?