Land Charges

Every local authority in England and Wales, with the exception of county councils, is required to hold a local land charges register that records obligations affecting properties within their administrative area.

The Local Land Charges team is responsible for the maintenance of the Local Land Charges Register and the administration and co-ordination of all official Local Searches carried out in the Breckland area; requirements for conveyancing are satisfied by the submission of a Local Search.

Under theInfrastructure Act 2015 responsibility for the 336 registers was transferred to HM Land Registry (HMLR) in a phased approach. The first transfer was in summer 2018.

HM Land Registry are working in partnership with local authorities in England and Wales to standardise and migrate local land charges register information to one accessible place.

Local authorities will continue to provide replies to CON29 enquiries, such as nearby road schemes or outstanding notices, which may affect a purchaser's decision whether to proceed. Once a local authority's local land charges data has been migrated to HM Land Registry, you will no longer be able to get local land charge search results from that local authority.

Breckland are in the very early stages of this migration with an anticipated completion in early 2025.

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Last updated: 19/03/2024 13:45:53