Land Charges Privacy Notice

What this Privacy Notice covers

Your privacy is very important to Breckland District Council.

Breckland District Council is the Data Controller responsible for the personal information you may provide in relation to Local Land Charges.  Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by phone on 01362 656870, via email: or by writing to us at Legal Services, Breckland District Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE.

Your data will be processed by our Partners, Capita PLC of [Registered Office] 30 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR Registered in England No.02081330,

Your data  may also be processed by Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd (PSPS), formerly known as Compass Point Business Services, a company owned by East Lindsey and South Holland District Councils. 

PSPS's Data Protection Officer can be contacted via email:, by phone on 01507 613303, or in writing to Data Protection Officer, Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8UP

Why we need your personal data/what do we collect

The types of personal information we collect may include:

  • Basic personal information including name, address and contact details. Your personal data will either have been provided by you directly to us or it is data provided to us by a third party authorised to act on your behalf, such as a solicitor, conveyancer, mortgagee or agent.
  • Any other information you provide to us during the application process.

Your information will be used to fulfil our legal obligations around our Statutory Duty in providing Local Land Searches to facilitate the sale/purchase of a property/land.

The legal basis for processing your data is Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulations - in that the Council has a statutory duty to give  information about the local land charges affecting the property searched, as specified by the Local Land Charges Act 1975

How is your data used?

Your data is used to provide an accurate Local Land Charge search result for property or land within the Breckland Council jurisdiction.  The information that we use is the address of the property or land and the personal or company name and address/email address to return the Local Land Charge search result to.  Payment details would be held by our finance department for audit purposes.

Who will we share your information with?

  • Council Legal Services
  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts
  • H M Land Registry (Government Department)
  • Local Land Search requests are routinely shared with other Council departments to assist in providing the information required as part of that search.  These may include Planning, Building Control and  Environmental Health

How long the information is kept for

Information will only be kept in line with Breckland Council's Retention Policy which reflects current legislation, best practice and business need

Your rights

You have the right to access your data and correct any inaccuracies.  For further details of your rights please contact the Data Protection Officer or go to ourwebsite for a more detailed explanation 

Please see our website for our fullPrivacy Policy

Last updated: 21/09/2020 09:45:40