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Local land charges register and searches

The land charges register contains relevant information about every property in the Middlesbrough Council area. For each property or piece of land, the register includes information about:

  • planning
  • highways
  • listed buildings
  • conservation areas
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • improvement grants
  • enforcement notices
  • financial charges

We are required by law to keep a land charges register.

A search of the land charges register is carried out when a property or land is sold, mortgaged, used as security, leased, or rented. The search provides interested parties with relevant information which may have implications to the prospective purchaser.

You can get more information about what is needed when buying a home or selling a home on GOV.UK.

Forms and searches


There are several ways in which information can be gathered and different fees will apply.

Personal search

Anyone can request a personal search. A personal search includes information registered on the land charges register, but does not include planning. A personal search is free, and the information you receive will not include the council logo. Alternatively, you can request an LLC1.


An LLC1 is a legal document which includes entries which are registered on the land charges register against a property or land. It includes planning information.

There is a charge for the LLC1. It comes in report format, including a council logo.

Con29R (required)

The Con29R form contains comprehensive enquiries which give information about the property or land to be purchased to prospective purchasers. This questions are agreed between the Law Society and Local Government Associations.

Con29O (optional)

The Con29O form is an additional part to the Con29R, and is made up of a further 19 optional questions covering various topics. These questions are not present on other forms.

There is a charge for the Con29O form, and a charge for each additional question.


Search Cost

Land charges register LLC1 only

LLC1 parcel fee - up to 17 parcels

LLC1 parcel fee - 17 parcels or more





Con29R parcel fee



LLC1 & Con29R £99

Con29O (baseline price - questions are purchased individually)

Each extra Con29O question



Personal search: land charges register only

Personal search: LLC1 only



Con29R and Con29O are both subject to VAT, which is included in the prices above.

Request a search


Please request a search by:


Legal Services
PO Box 503
Town Hall


Legal Services
DX 60532

Please enclose a plan and provide 2 copies of each form. Cheques should be made payable to Middlesbrough Borough Council.

Personal searches may be arranged over the phone or via email.


For more information about the local land charges register and searches, contact the Local Land Charges Team by calling 01642 729770 or emailing landcharges@middlesbrough.gov.uk.