Land charges

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

From 1 January 2017 all CON29 elements of a Local Authority search are subject to VAT @ 20%. This follows the HMRC decision to impose VAT on all elements of the CON29 from this date.

When purchasing a property, your solicitor will submit a local search request to the Local Land Charges Department at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This can be either an official local authority search or a personal search.

Official local authority search

An official search can consist of up to three parts; the LLC1, the CON29R and the CON29O. These forms can be submitted separately or combined in any order together.

Forms can be obtained from any law stationer. Submit your request by post or DX directly to us (see below for address), accompanied with a cheque made payable to The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Online requests can be submitted via NLIS online form or TM Search Choices Ltd.

Please ensure you include:

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

Read more on Official local authority searches.

Personal search

The data supplied within a personal search result is provided free of charge under the Environmental Information Regulations. We aim to return searches within five days.

Please make your requests by email to personal.searches@rbkc.gov.uk. Personal search results will be returned by email. Read more on Personal searches.

Current turnaround for official searches is within five working days

Summary of fees 2016-17

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 details

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
Web: www.rbkc.gov.uk

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