Local land charges

We maintain the register of local land charges and respond to applications for searches of the register. This service is not to be confused with HM Land Registry.

  • If your enquiry relates to ownership of land, contact Peterborough District Land Registry on 01733 288288.
  • Drainage enquiries are dealt with by Goedesys, Anglian Water, please call them on 01480 323889.

Search local land charges 

A Local Land Charge Search should be carried out when a property or piece of land is being sold, purchased, leased or valued to find out if there are any matters affecting the land. They are also mandatory in all Home Information Packs.

Local search request form

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Roads and paths must be clearly identified in Box C and marked on the plan. The Council will not accept phrases such as 'abutting' and ‘adjoining’. Our target for responding to basic searches is 10 working days from the date of acceptance of a request.

Search fees

The HMRC decided CON29R and CON29O searches submitted to the local authority are considered to be refined data and therefore subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%. 

The implementation date is 1st January 2017.

We will increase our fees for the CON29R and CON29O by 20%, the statutory LLC1 Official Certificate of Search is unaffected by this change.

Our VAT Reg Number for your records is GB121533513. 

Land search fees - from 1st January 2017

Our fees for Residential and Non-Residential (Commercial/Land) searches are the same.

Service Net VAT VAT @ 20% Total Fee
LLC1 Only  £40 £0 £40
CON29R* £110 £22 £132

Full Local Authority Search -
LLC1 (£40 non VAT) and CON29R
(£110 + VAT 20%) combined

£150 £22 £172
CON29O Enquiry (each)** £30 £6 £36
Additional Enquiry (Including Solicitors, each) £35 £0 £35
Additional parcel of land (each) £25 £5 £30
Expedite Fee (for a 2 day turnaround) £70 £0 £70

Payment methods

We accept payments:

  • by cheque made payable to ‘Peterborough City Council'
  • by credit/debit card by telephone.

Personal searches

A personal search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register, which can be carried out by anyone. Please note that a personal search does not provide all the information given on a full (i.e. LLC1 and CON29) search. A personal search may not be acceptable to some mortgagors.

The Local Land Charges Register is available to personal searchers at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am (30 minutes), 10.30am (30 minutes), 11am (30 minutes), 11.30am (30 minutes) and 3.30pm (30 minutes).

To make an appointment to view the register please contact customer services or email local.landcharges@peterborough.gov.uk and allow at least 24 hours notice.

A basic knowledge of the Personal Search System and the Local Land Charges Register is necessary in order to carry out a personal search. We recommend that you firstly carry out research for relevant information before viewing the Local Land Charges Register.

It is the responsibility of the person carrying out the search to interrogate and investigate the records to retrieve the required information.