Each year we process a huge number of searches for people making domestic or commercial land/property transactions. Many ordinary people are quite unaware of exactly what a search will tell them.
The LLC.1 requests a detailed search of the Local Land Charges Register, this will reveal such things as Enforcement Notices, Tree Preservation Orders, various agreements and conditional planning permissions.
The Con 29 involves sending questionnaires to the Planning, Building Control, Environmental Health, Highways and Sewerage Departments. In addition, a solicitor may decide to ask his own questions. Unless the solicitor specifically asks, a search will not reveal for instance, a planned extension to an adjoining property,the search takes place on the boundaries of the property outlined.
Drainage enquiries are answered by Wessex Water & for information regarding land or properties not in the ownership of the Council please contact
How long does a search take?
For some time now we have adhered to the voluntary code of practice in keeping our dispatch times within 10 working days of the receipt of the search.
Any person/agent may make a personal search. An appointment is required at all times and a plan needs to be provided beforehand in order for us to arrange the necessary information and make sure it is ready to view. The information obtained by a personal search agent from public registers is not guaranteed by the Local Authority. The search result is not certified by a Local Authority and any compensation claims would need to me made through the personal search company that completed the search.
Please note that this authority does not provide verbal answers to CON29 enquiries from personal search agents.
Submission of Searches
Both the LLC.1 and CON29 forms should be submitted in duplicate at the same time by post, DX or NLIS (see information below)