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Local land charges

A local Land Charge search is usually needed when buying or selling property or land. It will tell you if there are any charges or restrictions and let you know what your responsibilities are.

You can get this information by:

  • completing LLC1 or Con29 Forms (these are available from your solicitor or from Oyez Forms)
  • searching the Local Land Charges register in person (no fees)

For more information you can read the guide to buying a home or the guide to selling a home.

Applying for a search

Local Authority search

You will need to send us the relevant LLC1, Con29R or Con29O forms, depending on your requirements, along with a site plan. This should be an Ordnance Survey extract (scale 1:1250 or 1:2500) clearly outlining the search area in red.

We will return your searches within ten working days from receipt of payment and acknowledge or reply to queries within five working days of date of receipt.

Payment can be made by Bacs, we will send you details once we have received your request. We can no longer accept cheques.

Send your forms by

  • email to Land.Charges@fdean.gov.uk 
  • post to Land Charges, Forest of Dean District Council,High Street, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8HG

Fees for a Local Authority Search

Search type

2020 to 21 total charge

Basic Official Search - (LLC1 and Con29). This fee includes the fee payable to Gloucestershire County Council for reply to the Highways enquiries.

£155.45

CON29 0 (Part II - Optional Enquires) Question 4 - 21 inclusive

£20.80

CON29 (Part II - Optional Enquires) Question 22 - Common Land, Town and Village Green

£30.60

Additional Enquiries (Part III)

£19.60

Extra parcel of land

£12.85

LLC 1 Certificate Only

£25.50

CON 29R only

£129.95

Copy of Search (LLC1 and CON29)

£15.30

Copy of LLC1 Certificate only

£10.20

Personal searches: search of the Local Land Charges Register only

No Charge

Personal search

To book a personal search phone us on 01594 812509. We have slots available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

You will need to email the land charges team a site plan and a full postal address 48 hours before your appointment. There are no fees for personal searches.

We will then email a schedule of matters affecting the property or land held within our register (Registrations held under Rule 7 of the Land Charges Act 1977).

Online records

The most accurate and up to date records for the following are now available online:

Public Protection Notices

The register of Public Protection Notices is available to download.