Local Land Charges Searches
The Local Land Charge service provides information to people buying or carrying out transactions on land or property in Merthyr Tydfil. The Local Land Charges section investigates whether there are any legal restrictions which may affect the property, and will bring all the information together in the form of an Official Local Authority search.
Who can request a full Official Local Land Charges search?
Search requests are usually received from the solicitor or licensed conveyancer acting for the purchaser of a property but anyone can request a search by submitting the correct forms. These forms - LLC1 and CON29 - are available from legal stationers.
What is a full Official Local Authority Search?
A full Local Authority Search consists of two parts and an Optional Form for additional enquiries:
LLC1 deals with all the registrable charges, for example Tree Preservation Orders, improvement grants, Listed Buildings and Planning Agreements.
CON29R deals with issues such as road schemes, the planning history of the property and environmental matters.
CON29O is an optional form dealing with additional enquiries that may relate specifically to the land/property being searched.
How much does a full Official Local Authority Search cost?
|LLC1||£6 (no VAT)||£6 (no VAT)|
|CON29R||£68.42 (plus VAT)||£72.42 (plus VAT)|
|Enquiries 4 – 21||£10 (plus VAT)||£10 (plus VAT)|
|Enquiry 22||£15 (plus VAT)||£15 (plus VAT)|
Can I order individual enquiries from the CON29R?
No - a CON29R cannot be split into individual enquiries - a full submission must be made along with the appropriate fee.
How long will it take to process my search?
We aim to return searches within seven working days but during very busy periods, a search may take a little longer. We will do our best to inform you if a delay is expected.
How many forms do I need to submit?
Just one LLC1 form and one CON29R (and one CON29O if applicable). Duplicates are not required.
Do I need to send any plans of the property?
Yes - we require a plan with the property to be searched clearly outlined.
Can I submit forms via email?
Yes - this is the preferred method of submission that speeds up the process and reduces turnaround time.
Please send an LLC1, CON29 and plan to LandCharges@merthyr.gov.uk
Payment can be made via BACS. Please ask for bank details upon submission. The completed search will be sent back to the email address indicated on the forms.
Can I order searches online?
You can send searches to us online through electronic search portals such as National Land Information Service (NLIS), TM Search Choice and InfoTrack . These are companies which provide an electronic service for Local Authority searches and other land and property conveyancing information. Please see the links at the side of this page for further information.
What is a Personal Search?
A Personal Search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register carried out independently via a third person (usually a Personal Search Agency). If you wish to carry out a Personal Search of the Local Land Charges Register, please contact LandCharges@merthyr.gov.uk
If you wish to carry out a personal search of registers held elsewhere within the Local Authority, please contact each department individually.
Will the road information reply of the CON29 tell me if all the roads abutting my property are adopted?
Our search reply will only refer to the road named in the property address given in Box 'B' of the CON29. If you wish to have information on any other roads that abut your property you will need to name them in Box 'C' and clearly mark them on your search plan.
Do I send my Commons Registration Search to you?
Yes - you will need to supply a CON29 Optional Enquiry form, ticking Enquiry No 22. The fee for this is £15 (plus VAT).