Search the Local Land Charges Register
How to do an on-line Personal Search
1. Check the
Using the map you can find out the current land charge
registrations and basic planning about a property. You should
still confirm the results on the planning register to ensure your
information is correct and complete.
How to use the map:
You can navigate the map by searching for your address
(choose from the drop down under your search), by grid reference,
choosing from one of the towns and villages in the location
list, or by panning and zooming to your
Once you have found your location, using the tool
‘draw polygon’ click on the map the outline of the
area you want to search. Double click to finish the shape. If
you are happy with your outline click on the button ‘search
by polygon’. This will display the results under the
map. Click on each result to show more information and it
will also show the outline of the area.
PLEASE NOTE: when tracing the outline a line will appear
initially but this may vanish during the process, please continue
to click your shape, the system is still registering your
position. The line will eventually reappear.
The map will tell you the name of the parish. Also former
house names and other address changes are shown as points on the
map (use the info tool to view the information). You
will need these for the next stage of your search.
2. Check the Local Land Charge
These are the old registration cards. They have not been
updated since 2002 and are only a historical reference. They
are provided in order to enable you to confirm that you have all
the information you require. It is rare but it is possible
that information that was recorded on the card has not been
recorded on the map. If you find a discrepancy we
would be interested to hear from you. Please
note, your property may not have a registration card.
How to search the archive:
The scanned files from land charges have been grouped
together by Parish (which you can find out from the map) and are
viewable by clicking on the links next to the address. Use
your browser's find facility (Ctrl + F) to search for the address
on the page.
Don’t forget to search by historic name if your property was
known as something else in the past or even by its plot
number. You would have been shown this on the map.
If you do not find your property and you have checked for
previous addresses then you may assume all the registration data
has been transferred to the map.
Please note the register cards have 2
sides, so each paper file has 2 scan images. Your property
could also have more than 1 paper file, all these will be
3. Check the
Please confirm that you have all the planning
information by searching for your property on the planning
register. Details of the applications found on the map can be
viewed here too. Although every effort is made to ensure
that the information on the land charges map is present,
previously some planning was not recorded against a map and it
is prudent to search against the property address.
4. Check the Local
5. If required, Building
Control information is also
6. For Con29 information which is not included in the
Local Land Charge Register, please contact the originating
department for information.