Personal searches

As well as Local authority searches, companies can also carry out personal searches. These are private companies who visit the local authority and are able to inspect various public registers and apply for the relevant information to answer the CON29 questions.

A personal search of the local land charges register can be carried out by visiting your local authority local land charges department.

There is no charge for a personal search.

Appointments are available at 13:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There is a limit of six addresses per visit.

This appointment covers a visit to the planning department to inspect the public registers and afterwards a visit to the local land charges section to inspect the local land charges register.

The highways public register is also available for inspection at the reception desk in the town hall on arrival for your appointment.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

A search of the register will reveal:

  • planning permissions
  • conservation areas
  • listed buildings
  • improvement grants
  • financial charges
  • any other land charges registered against the property you are intending to purchase.

Other public registers held by the local authority can also be inspected.