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Local land charges

  • Planning, conservation and building control

A local land charge is a restriction on a piece of land or property that can limit its use or bind the owner to a payment of a sum of money. Charges can include:

  • planning decisions
  • road agreements
  • tree preservation orders
  • conservation areas and listed buildings notices
  • environmental health notices
  • charges or objections made against previous owners

We are able to collect information from different departments including planning and building control and bring it together to form a local authority search.  

Submitting a full search 

Online: The National Land Information Service or http://www.tmgroup.co.uk/

By email to the Local Land Charges Department. Scan and send the LLC1, CON29 and a 1:1250 location plan with the property clearly marked and two visible road names. 

By post: see below for address.  

An official local authority search is made up of two types of searches:

Local Land Charges search (Form LLC1)

This is a search of the local land charges register.  It shows any charges affecting the land or property, such as planning decisions and tree preservation orders, and details of money owed to us by previous owners.

Contact your local solicitor or the Law Society to obtain forms LLC1 and CON29.

Local authority search (Form CON29R & O)

CON29 contains supplementary enquiries on Planning, Highways, Building Regulations, drainage and other matters of interest to home buyers. The form is in two parts: CON29 (R) contains the standard enquiries; CON29 (O) contains some additional optional enquiries.

Parcels of land

"Parcel of Land" means land (including a building or part of a building) which is separately occupied or separately rated, or in separate ownership.  The parcel of land on which the search is to be carried out should be highlighted on a location plan on a scale of 1:1250 with two visible road names when requesting a search.

How to pay

To pay by credit or debit card, please call 020 8359 5591.  Note that payments by American Express are not accepted.

Alternatively, cheques should be made payable to 'London Borough of Barnet'; please include the search address on the back of the cheque. 

Meet the team


  • Local Land Charges
  • Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 5591
  • FAX: 0871 594 8771
  • Email: locallandcharges@barnet.gov.uk
  • Opening hours
  • 09:00 - 17:15

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