Local authority search
The Local Land Charges service maintains the statutory Local Land Charges Register. The register contains charges on properties and parcels of land located within the London Borough of Havering.
Examples of charges are:
- Tree Preservation Orders
- Enforcement Notices
- Listed Building Notices.
Most importantly, the charges on the register are binding on successive owners/occupiers.
To find out which boundary fence is yours, or for matters regarding ownership of land, please contact the Land Registry on 030 0006 0411. For drainage enquiries please contact Thames water or Anglian Water.
Types of Local Authority Searches
During the transfer of property from one owner to another, the Local Land Charges Department will upon request carry out a Local Authority Search, which can consist of a LLC1, CON29 and CON29O submission.
The LLC1 certificate will consist of any Local Land Charges (examples mentioned above) that are registered on the requested property.
The CON29 section of the search consists of information such as planning permissions, status of the road adoption and nearby traffic schemes relating to the property.
Box C of the CON29 application can be completed if you require a copy of the Highways Register to be included with the Local Authority Search result. Alternatively view the highways register and Highways Officer contact details online.
The CON29O section of the search consists of optional enquires such as pipelines and advertisements.
How long does a search take?
We aim to return search results within five to eight working days of receipt of the search. For our current turnaround time, please contact the Local Land Charges Department on 01708 432 425 and we will confirm the date we received the search and the expected return date.
Unfortunately we do not offer an expedited search service. however, should the search be urgent please call us and we will try to accommodate your deadline where possible, we are able to return all searches electronically.
Fees and charges 2018/2019 and 2019/2020
|LLC1 and CON29 Part 1 Enquiries||£130.50|
|LLC1 enquiry only (VAT exempt)||£21.50|
|Additional parcels of land (VAT exempt)||£5.50|
CON29 Enquiries (all the below are including VAT)
|Additional parcels of land (additional parcels of land which exceed 100 parcels will be fixed by arrangement)||£47|
|CON29O Part 4 optional enquiries||£34.50|
|CON29O optional enquiries (question 5 to 22)||£22.50|
|Surrounding area planning enquiry||£38.50|
Submission of searches
Both the LLC1 and CON29 forms should be submitted in duplicate at the same time.
When submitting the search, the correct fee should be presented, (please see the fees and charges above). Cheques/postal orders should be made payable to London Borough of Havering (please note that this is currently the only method of payment available).
Please give the accurate full postal address of the property or land to be searched against.
You should submit at least two plans of ordnance survey quality showing the boundaries of the property of land to be searched against, marked clearly in red.
You can submit the search online either through our own system (please contact us for further information) or through NLIS.
Alternatively you can send the search either by post to London Borough of Havering, Floor 5, Mercury House, Mercury Gardens, Romford, RM1 3SL or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Authority Searches and Personal Searches on New Developments
If the property to be searched is part of a new development, in order for the search to be carried out, we will need the following:
- Official Postal Address (which has been set up by our Street Naming and Numbering Department)
- Plot Number
- Floor layout plan showing which specific property you require the search to be carried out
If we do not have all three of the above, the search cannot be accepted.
Results of the Local Authority Search
If the Local Authority Search has revealed planning and building regulations you can obtain copies of the regulations by emailing the planning department at email@example.com.
If the Local Authority Search reveals some charges on your property and you need to find out further information relating to the charge and whether the charge will remain on the property, please contact ourselves in the first instance on 01708 432425. Please note that the matter may then need to be dealt with by the originating department.