Submitting a land charges search
To submit an electronic search application please complete the form below and email it to email@example.com together with a plan (boundary to be outlined in red).
Local authority search application [Word, 123KB]
Please ensure that the property search address is quoted in the subject field.
We offer various payment options:
- Cheques - cheques should be made payable to Plymouth City Council and forwarded by DX 8278 PLYMOUTH 2 or posted to the Local Land Charges Section, Customer Services, Floor 1, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ.
- Credit card - once your application has been validated then confirmation will be sent to you with instructions on how to make an electronic payment.
- BACS - a BACS payment can be set up for applicants that submit local search applications on a regular basis. Call 01752 304809 for further information.
Local search applications are currently being completed within four working days - submit your search on Monday and you will have the official search certificate electronically returned to you by Thursday of the same week.
On the search form and the enquiry form please give a full description including location and postcode of the property to be searched against. If the property has been officially postally named and numbered, then it is essential that you quote the official address and not the plot address.
All requisitions must clearly define the boundary of the land or property by means of a red boundary outlining the search area. Two copies of an up-to-date Ordnance Survey plan scale 1:1250 or 1:2500 are required with all search applications.
Applications received accompanied by poor quality/unacceptable plans (or no plans) will be rejected and returned. This will unfortunately delay the search process as we do not have a policy of holding applications which are incomplete. Developer's site plans must also be accompanied by a location plan.
Please check our fees page to ensure that you enclose the correct fee.
Please identify any additional roads/footpaths/footways in Box C of the form CON29R and if applicable, mark on accompanying location plan.
Note: We'll only respond to Highway enquiries on adjoining roads and nearest public highways.
CON29O (optional enquiries) must be submitted with the original search requisition to guarantee the set fees. If they are submitted separately, this will incur additional costs.
Completion of the search requisition
Please ensure that your full name address, DX number, telephone/fax number, email address, reference, property search address and all other details are correctly completed on the relevant forms. This enables us to confirm that the description matches the plan.
If there is a discrepancy, we will contact you by telephone or email to resolve the query, therefore avoiding a delay in the process of your local search application.
Requisition for local land charges searches and CON29 enquiries should be addressed to:
Local Land Charges Section, Ballard House, Plymouth PL1 3BJ, DX 8278 Plymouth
National Land Information Service (NLIS)
If you wish to submit your Local Search Applications by the National Land Information Service (NLIS), then please contact them directly through the NLIS website.