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Land and property searches

From 1 January 2017 South Derbyshire District Council will be charging VAT on all Local Land Charge services except for LLC1ís.

The Law Society have introduced new CON29 forms and from Monday 4 July 2016 all searches will be answered using the revised CON29 questions.

Land Charges currently process searches in approximately 20 working days.


Fees and charges for searches
Type of searchCost
Residential* LLC1 - Local Land Charges Register only£25
Commercial** LLC1 - Local Land Charges Register only£40
Residential* CON 29 (required form)£55
Commercial**CON 29 (required form)£120
Residential* full standard search (LLC1 & CON29)£80
Commercial* full standard search (LLC1 & CON29)£160
CON 29O (optional form) questions 5 to 22, each enquiry (we are unable to answer question 4)£17 each question
CON 29 if submitted as a standalone request, then an administration fee applies£15
CON 29O (optional enquiries) if submitted as a standalone request, then an administration fee applies£15
Each additional enquiry (your own question)£25
Additional parcels of land£35 each parcel
Any approved entry onto the Local Land Charges Register£30

Payment can be made by cheque, BACS or electronically through our Customer Service Centre.

Definition of Residential and Commercial

* Residential: Domestic dwellings including houses, bungalows and self-contained flats, either in residential or holiday use, where the vendor is a private individual. Also includes individual building plots for residential properties, where the site is either currently vacant or under construction

** Commercial: All other types of search.

Help us to help you


  • ensure that the correct fee is attached to your search request, as searches cannot be processed until the full fee is received
  • one copy of an up to date site plan are required, with the area to be searched outlined in red.

Further information

For further information about land charges, property searches, personal search and access to local authority information please use the links in the menu, contact us using the details on this page. There are also links in the information on other websites section of this page.

Contact details

Any request for searches should be sent, using either the Easysearch form or the CON29 Required Questions form attached to this page, to:

Land Charges Officer
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

DX 23912

Tel: 01283 595851
Fax: 01283 595853
Online: contact form

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