A land charge search is carried out when a property is being bought or sold. It gives you important information about the property or land you are planning to buy.
What is a local land charge search?
If you are buying a property or land, a local land charges search checks to see if the property or land has any ‘charges’ so that you are fully aware of any restrictions or financial burdens and don’t get caught out.
Are there different types of searches?
There are three different searches:
This form only shows information on the Local Land Charges Register.
The ‘Full Search’ provides the most information. It includes a CON29 form. The CON29 form is used to ask us (Ryedale District Council) to provide any information that could affect the future use of a property or piece of land, or anything that might impose any future financial burdens. It shows information on things like:
- Public highways
- Proposals for new roads
- Rail schemes
- Planning decisions
- Environmental information, including whether or not a property is sitting on contaminated land
Anyone can do a personal search on a property or piece of land. With a personal search, you will only be able to see entries in the Local Land Charges Register.
To carry out a Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register, please call the Local Land Charges Unit at Ryedale House: 01653 600666 to make an appointment.
Please note: we require at least six working days notice.
Who carries out a land charges search?
A conveyancer carries out the land charges search for you. You can do a limited ‘personal search’ yourself, but you will only be able to view information in the Local Land Charges Register (see above).
How do I ask for a Local Land Charges Search?
- You can ask us for a Local Land Charge Search
- Please also send us a Site Location Plan for each search
- You should hear back from us within 20 working days
If you have any questions, we are here to help – you can contact us here.
If you have questions about highways, please phone 01609 780780.
How much does a land charges search cost?
Fees for Official Land Charge Searches 1 April 2021
|Outside the National Park||NET FEE||VAT||TOTAL|
|LLC1 – Official Search in the Register||£22.00||0||£ 22.00|
|Con29(R) (Residential) Enquiries||£58.33||£11.67||£ 70.00|
|Con29(R) (Non Residential)||£100.00||£20.00||£120.00|
|Con 29(O) “Optional” Enquiries (per enquiry)||£14.17||£ 2.83||£ 17.00|
|Each additional parcel||£12.50||£ 2.50||£ 15.00|
|Inside the National Park||NET FEE||VAT||TOTAL|
|LLC1 – Official Search in the Register||£ 50.00||0||£ 50.00|
|Con29(R) (Residential)Enquiries||£ 76.75||£15.35||£ 92.10|
|Con29(R) (Non Residential)Enquiries||£118.42||£23.68||£142.10|
|Con 29(O) “Optional” Enquiries (per enquiry)||£ 14.17||£ 2.83||£ 17.00|
|Each additional parcel||£ 12.50||£ 2.50||£ 15.00|
|Other charges||NET FEE||VAT||TOTAL|
|Cancellation of a search||£29.75||£ 5.95||£ 35.70|
|Supplying copy searches||£15.00||0||£ 15.00|
|Supplying copy agreements||£15.00||0||£ 15.00|
|Supplying copy planning decisions (per decision)||£ 5.00||0||£ 5.00|
What is Common Land?
Common land is land that is owned by one or more person, but others are allowed to use the land (or take specific resources from it).
Common Land and Village Green Register
North Yorkshire County Council has a register of common land and village greens for Ryedale.
You can view it for free and it shows all registered ‘common land’ and ‘village greens’ in Ryedale. The register also tells you a bit about the land, its boundaries, how the land can be used and who has rights to the land.
For further information about land charges search please submit an Enquiry Form.