Land charges search fees and payment
You can request an official search for one or more official search products available, or for information about specific questions within a search product. The products and fees are listed in the table below.
Please note - Due to staffing and technical issues, we are currently experiencing a backlog in Land Charge searches. We are working hard to catch up as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Value added tax (VAT) applies to all searches except the local land charges register (LLC1). This follows a Government decision which took effect on 1 January 2017.
|Search product||Fee (including VAT)|
|Full official search - LLC1 and CON29R||£72 (includes £10 LLC1 fee that does not attract VAT)|
|LLC1 only (local land charges register)||£10 plus £3 for each additional parcel of land (VAT not applicable)|
|CON29R only (standard enquiries)||£62 plus £13 for each additional parcel of land|
|All questions in CON29O||£58|
|Individual questions in CON29R and CON29O||Fees vary - please refer to fee schedules below|
|Enquirer's own questions (note that questions that need extensive research or a site visit will have different fees - check before requesting the search)||£30 per question plus £13 for each additional parcel of land|
On average, a search request takes 15 to 20 working days to process and complete.
How to request a search
You can now request a land charges search using an online form. To request a search, you need to send details of the property/land being searched and a site plan. It will help when searching for information on a flat within a larger property to say which floor it is on, and give the postal address and not just a development plot number.
Please note that if you submit a search request online, you will need to make payment with a credit card or debit card in order to submit the request.
If you are requesting a search by post, please also include a cheque for the appropriate fee. Cheques must be made payable to 'The Royal Borough of Greenwich'. If you are paying in person, your cheque payment must be supported by a cheque guarantee card.
Please note that refunds cannot be given once the search has been received and accepted by the requestor.
Search products explained
The main search products are described below.
This is a search of the local land charges register, covering information such as:
- planning charges
- listed buildings
- local financial charges.
The CON29R is a form of standard enquiries that asks the Royal Borough about a property. This search covers regular questions such as:
- road proposals
- proposed enforcement action
- compulsory purchase orders
- and other types of notices under the Planning, Highways and Public Health Act.
CON29O (Questions 4 to 22)
The CON29O contains other optional, less requested information, such as:
- highway information
- planning information
- environmental information
- common land
- gas pipelines
- definitive footpaths.
Fee schedule for individual CON29R and CON29O questions
|Question number||Fee (including VAT)|
|1.1 parts a to e Planning decisions and pending applications||£9.20|
|1.1 parts f to h Building regulation decisions and pending applications||£14.00|
|1.2 Planning designations and proposals||View the Royal Borough of Greenwich Core Strategy|
|3.1 Land required for public purposes||£2.70|
|3.2 Land to be acquired for road works||£2.70|
|3.3 Drainage agreements and consents||Refer to Thames Water|
|3.4 Nearby road schemes||£2.70|
|3.5 Nearby railway schemes||£2.70|
|3.6 Traffic schemes||£2.70|
|3.7 Outstanding notices||£5.40|
|3.8 Contravention of building regulations||£6.70|
|3.9 Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under planning acts||£2.70|
|3.10 Conservation area||£2.70|
|3.11 Compulsory purchase||£2.70|
|3.12 Contaminated land||£2.70|
|3.13 Radon gas||Visit the UK Radon website for Radon information|
|Question number||Fee (including VAT)|
|4 Road proposals by private bodies||£4|
|6 Completion Notices||£2.70|
|7 Parks and countryside||£2.70|
|8 Pipelines||Contact British Gas|
|9 Houses in multiple occupation||£2.70|
|10 Noise abatement||£2.70|
|11 Urban Development Areas||£2.70|
|12 Enterprise Zones||£2.70|
|13 Inner Urban Improvement Areas||£2.70|
|14 Simplified Planning Zones||£2.70|
|15 Land Maintenance Notices||£2.70|
|16 Mineral Consultation Area||£2.70|
|17 Hazardous Substance Consents||£2.70|
|18 Environmental and Pollution notices||£4|
|19 Food Safety notices||£4|
|20 Hedgerow notices||£2.70|
|21 Flood Defence and Land Drainage Consents||£2.70|
|22 Registered common land and town or village greens||£8.20|