Local Land Charges

Due to an unprecedented rise in search requests, we are currently operating at approximately 23 working day turn-around. Thank you for your patience at this time. Please contact us only via the website, phone and email. We would appreciate phone calls to be primarily used for emergency situations. If you send us a search request via mail, we cannot guarantee it will be fulfilled in a timely manner.

The Local Land Charge Unit has two main functions:

  • To maintain a register known as the Local Land Charges Register as required by the Local Land Charges Act 1975.
  • To carry out searches of the Local Land Charge register and respond to applications for the Local Authority Searches submitted by solicitors and conveyancers as part of the Conveyancing procedure. A local authority search provides relevant property information held by the council which can include:
    • Planning Permissions history
    • Building Control history
    • Highways status and proposed works
    • Environmental Health Notices
    • Public Protection (Environmental Health) Notices

Please note we aim to complete Local Land Charges searches within 10 working days however at this time our current turnaround time is approximately 23 working days; please bear with us during this very busy time.

If your search is for an auction, please ensure that you clearly mark the date of the auction on the front of the search so that we can ensure that it is returned in time.

Personal Search Procedures

Appointments must be arranged in advance by contacting the team at locallandcharges@west-lindsey.gov.uk. Appointments are for 1 hour duration with an unlimited number of searches per appointment. The last available appointment will be 1 hour before our normal office closing time (except Wednesdays 3.00pm and Fridays 4pm appointments being 30 minutes).

Full details, including office opening times

Local Land Charges Fees

Local Land Charges Fees

Local Land Charges

West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA

Email:  Locallandcharges@west-lindsey.gov.uk