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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 ten working days from receipt of payment and acknowledge or reply to queries within five working days of date of receipt.

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 land.charges@westoxon.gov.uk
  • post to Land Charges, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen Office, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB

Fees for a local authority search

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

Search type Fee Including VAT
Basic fee for a full local land charges searches £138.72   £163.74
LLC1 search only £13.60 £13.60
Con29 only £125.12 £150.14
Each extra parcel of land (no Vat applied if LLC1 only) £21.85 each £26.22 each
Each optional standard question, except question 4,5 & 22 £17 £20.40
Question 4 £22.75 £27.30
Question 5 £20.45 £24.54
Question 22 £35 £42
Question 22 additional parcel  £1 £1.20
Each additional question (own question) £20.45 £24.54
Access to Con29 data Free  

Personal search

To book a personal search phone us on 01993 861000. We have slots available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

You will need to email the land charges team a site plan and a full postal address 48 hours before your appointment. There are no fees for personal searches.

We will then email a schedule of matters affecting the property or land held within our register (Registrations held under Rule 7 of the Land Charges Act 1977).

Online records

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

Road adoptions are available in paper form at our Elmfield offices

Public Protection Notices

The register of Public Protection Notices is available to download.

Road traffic schemes

Road traffic schemes and plans are available to download by area.

Aston

Bampton

Carterton

Charlbury

Chipping Norton

Churchill

Curbridge

Eynsham

Freeland

Long Hanborough

Milton under Wychwood

Minster Lovell

North Leigh

Northmoor

Standlake

Stanton Harcourt

Stonesfield

Sutton Bypass

Tackley

Witney

Woodstock

Wootton