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Local land charges

A local Land Charge search is usually needed when buying or selling property or land. It will tell you if there are any charges or restrictions and let you know what your responsibilities are.

You can get this information by:

  • completing LLC1 or Con29 Forms (these are available from your solicitor or from Oyez Forms)
  • searching the Local Land Charges register in person (no fees)

For more information you can read the guide to buying a home or the guide to selling a home.

Applying for a search

Local Authority search

You will need to send us the relevant LLC1, Con29R or Con29O forms, depending on your requirements, along with a site plan. This should be an Ordnance Survey extract (scale 1:1250 or 1:2500) clearly outlining the search area in red.

We will return your searches within 15 working days from receipt of payment.

Payment can be made by Bacs, Visa or debit card. We will send you a secure payment link or details once we have received your request. We can no longer accept cheques.

Send your forms by

  • email to
  • post to Land Charges, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen Office, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB

From Friday 31 March 2023 we will no longer provide a Local Land Charges search (LLC1) service. Any LLC1 applications received before this date will be processed accordingly and any applications received after this date will be returned to you.
We are currently working with HM Land Registry to migrate our LLC1 service to their national digital register. We will continue with the CON29 service. It is solely the LLC1 service that is migrating to HM Land Registry.
From Thursday 13 April 2023 HM Land Registry will provide search results for local land charges searches in the West Oxfordshire District.
There will be no service available between Friday 31 March and Wednesday 12 April 2023.
For more information visit GOV.UK

Fees for a local authority search

Please contact us before paying for your search to get an accurate quote.

Search type Fee Including VAT
LLC1 search only £20 £20
Con29 only £127.50 £153
Each extra parcel of land (no Vat applied if LLC1 only) £20 £24
Each additional enquiry (own questions) £20 £24
Each optional standard question, except Q22* £20 £24
Question 22 set by OCC £36.67 £44
Question 22 additional parcel  £1.13 £1.36

Personal search

You will need to email the land charges team a site plan and a full postal address. There are no fees for personal searches.

We will then email a schedule of matters affecting the property or land held within our register.

Online records

The most accurate and up to date records for the following are now available online:

Public Protection Notices

The register of Public Protection Notices is available to download.