Land charges

Local searches

When you buy a property, your solicitor will submit a local search request to our Local Land Charges Department. This can be either an official local authority search or a personal search.

Official local authority search

An official search can contain up to three parts: LLC1, CON29R and CON29O. You can submit these forms separately or combined in any order.

You can buy the forms from any law stationer. Send your completed forms to us by post or DX delivery to the address at the bottom of this page. Include a cheque made payable to The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Fees are detailed in the table below.

You can also submit your requests online via NLIS.

You will also need to include:

  • an up-to-date location plan 
  • comprehensive address for the location, including floor level(s) when searching against flats and maisonettes
  • all forms and plans submitted in duplicate

Read more on official local authority searches.

Personal search

A personal search is a copy of all the registrations that are held on the Local Land Charges Register against an address. Results from personal searches are free of charge under Environmental Information Regulations. 

Please make your requests by email to personal.searches@rbkc.gov.uk. We aim to return your results by email within 10 working days. 

Read more about personal searches.

Summary of fees 2018-19

Service

Net

VAT @ 20%

Gross

LLC1 only

£27.50

£0

£27.50

CON29R only

£230

£46

£276

(Full search equals £303.50 inclusive of VAT element)

Optional enquiries (Con29O questions)

£12 each

£2.40

£14.40 each

Additional parcels

£44 each

£0

£44 each

Copy of search results

£32

£0

£32

Registration of a charge in Part 11 of the register (light obstruction notices)

£67

£0

£67

Filing a definitive certificate of the Lands Tribunal under rule 10(3) in part 11 of the register (light obstruction charges)

£2.50

£0

£2.50

Filing a judgement, order or application for the variation or cancellation of any entry in part 11 of the register (light obstruction charges)

£7

£0

£7

Personal search carried out under Environmental Information Regulations

Free

Free

Free

Contact us

Local Land Charges and Planning Records
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Town Hall
Hornton Street
Kensington
London W8 7NX

DX 84016 Kensington High Street 2

Email: land.charges@rbkc.gov.uk