Local Land Charges

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After a very busy and challenging year, we are delighted to inform all of our customers involved with the house buying process that we have worked extremely hard in order to reduce our turnaround to two working days.

If a search is requested as a personal search request, we will ensure that the agent receives this information in parity with a Local Land Charge Search. Due to GDPR we are unable to provide any specific information regarding your search, but rest assured we will have completed them in a timely manner as we no longer have a backlog. 

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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

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 4:00pm appointments being 30 minutes).

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Local Land Charges

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

Changes in West Lindsey District Council Local Land Charges service

On 18 April 2023, the responsibility of the Local Land Charges Register, and production of LLC1 searches, is migrating from West Lindsey District Council to HM Land Registry which will allow users to search information online instantly and enable buying decisions to be made earlier in the conveyancing process.

Local Land Charges register

A Local Land Charge is a financial charge or restriction that is enforceable against any subsequent owner of the property or land affected.

Local Land Charges search

A Local Land Charges search is an important part of the conveyance process which is performed when a property or area of land is sold.