The council is required by law to keep a Land Charges Register. The Register records relevant information on every property in the Middlesbrough Council area. It includes, but is not limited to, information regarding planning, highways, listed buildings, conservation areas, Tree Preservation Orders, improvement grants, enforcement notices, and financial charges relating the property or land being searched.
A search of the Local Land Charges Register is carried out when property or land is sold, mortgaged, used as security, leased or rented. The purpose of a search is to provide interested parties with relevant information which may have implications to the prospective purchaser.
Personal Searches may be conducted by anybody. A request is made of the Local Land Charges Team for information registered on the Local Land Charges Register (excluding planning) which is free and does not carry the council logo, or an LLC1 can be requested (including planning) for a fee and in report format with a logo.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance on “How to buy a home” and “How to sell a home”. This guidance has been developed following meetings last year with stakeholders including the Local Land Charges Institute.
Forms and searches
There are several ways in which information can be gathered and different fees will apply.
This form is a legal document which reveals entries that are registered on the Local Land Charges Register against a property or land.
This is a standard form of questions agreed between the Law Society and Local Government Associations. The form contains comprehensive enquiries designed to reveal information to prospective purchasers about the property or land to be purchased.
The Con29O form is an additional part to the Con29R and is made up of a further 19 optional questions covering various topics.
Prospective purchasers are able to ask specific questions of the council which are not referred to on either form, for a fee, and are referred to as extra questions below.
|Local Land Charges Register LLC1 only||£6|
|LLC1 parcel fee - up to 17 parcels||£1|
|LLC1 parcel fee - 17 parcels on more, always||£22|
|Con29R parcel fee||£8.10|
|LLC1 & Con29R||£99|
|Con29O (questions are purchased individually)||£21|
|Each extra question||£21|
|Personal Search: Land Charges Register only||Free|
|Personal Search: LLC1 only||£6|
Con29 R & O are subject to VAT, which is included in the prices above.
Request a search
Please request a search by:
PO Box 503
Please enclose a plan and provide 2 copies of each form. Cheques should be made payable to Middlesbrough Borough Council.
Personal searches may be arranged over the phone or via email.
For more information about the Local Land Charges Register and searches, please contact:
Local Land Charges Team
Phone: 01642 729770