Local Land Charges, Local Authority Search and Enquiry Service
Runnymede Local Land Charges Section aims to provide a prompt and accurate service both in reply to applications to search the Local Land Charges Register, and to Additional Enquiries of the Authority.
Upon receipt of a valid request we will aim to return the completed search within two to three working days.
We are constantly aiming to improve our service to you and would welcome your comments/suggestions. Please feel free to e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can anyone else offer all of these services?
- All searches come with the statutory protection under the Land Charges Act.
- All searches will be carried out by a dedicated and fully experienced land charges team, who offer an efficient, friendly and reliable service.
- Turn-around time usually between two to three working days.
- Free e-mail service available - email your requests to email@example.com. We can take your payment via debit/credit card over the phone or you can send a cheque.
- Urgent searches - we can return searches within 24 hours for an expedite fee (see our fees section for the current fee).
Please feel free to contact us if we can help with specific requests and enquiries not covered on these pages.
Telephone: 01932 425660 or 425662
DX 46350 ADDLESTONE
Fax: 01932 838384
Search submission requirements
1. The relevant search fee (see our fees section for details).
2. 2 site location plans (preferably Land Registry Title Plans) clearly edged in red.
3. Relevant search forms i.e. LLC1/CON29R/CON290
Search turn-around time
Our current turn-around time is between two and three working days, but we do offer a 24-hour expedite service if required. Our local target is five working days.
Charges for search and enquiry service
As Runnymede Borough Council is no longer the agent for the Highways Authority, Highways questions on the search forms are now being dealt with by Surrey County Council Highways Information Team who are levying an additional fee per search. This extra fee is included in Runnymede's fees.
Additional enquiries - the County Council will only answer additional enquiries (enquiries not printed on the CON Forms) submitted directly to them. Please call them for their current fees on 0208 541 8924.
Runnymede offer a full electronic search service, with replies on-line via the National Land Information Service (NLIS). For the price of an NLIS search please contact one of the NLIS channels (shown below).
NLIS - is a joint initiative between central and local government to provide an on-line one-stop-shop that will deliver publicly available land and property related information. It will bring together information currently held by many different organisations, including information by this local authority. One of the first practical benefits of NLIS is the availability of local land charges search services.
To request local authority searches on-line you will need to contact one of the NLIS Channels:
tel: 0870 7877625
Thames Water property insight (TWPI)
tel: 0118 925 1504
Local Land Charges Search Fees
Standard residential search
(LLC1 and Con29R Enquiries)
Standard residential search fee £245
Standard commercial search
Standard commercial search fee £280
CON29O - optional enquiry
Admin fee - optional enquiry submitted without CON29R
Please note, no additional enquiries relating to highways can be accepted/answered by us as part of your search. Highway related additional enquiries should be sent directly to Surrey County Council Highways Information Team. Please call them for their current fee on 0208 541 8924.
(24 Hour Service - results e-mailed)
Extra taxable assessment/parcel of land
Con 29R £60
Search in any one part of the register
Document copying fees
Legal Agreements £10
Copies of plans with legal agreements
A4 Plan £ 10.70
A3 Plan £12
Copy Search £11
Local Search Con29R information – Access/Costs
E-mail Search Service
We offer a free e-mail search service. You can e-mail search requests into us and have the results e-mailed back to you at no extra cost. Search payment can be made via debit or credit card over the phone (to the Land Charges Office - 01932 425660/5662) or you can post in your cheques as normal.
Please e-mail your requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two copies of up-to-date site plans must accompany the search, preferably Land Registry Title plans showing the boundaries clearly edged in red.
May we remind you that Thames Water Utilities have responsibility for drainage enquiries.
Enquiries should be directed to: Thames Water, PO Box 3189, Slough, SL1 4WW DX151280 Slough 13 Tel. 0118 925 1504.
As of 17 April 2012 a new Serve-Yourself Personal Search and Inspection Service has now been installed here at Runnymede for your use.
You can visit the office anytime during normal office hours to inspect the Local Land Charges Register.
The procedures for searching and inspecting the LLC Register are shown on the Personal Search web page (details below) and there will be a copy of these procedures in the file on the desks in the Civic Centre reception/front of house area next to the relevant PC's (only 2 of the 3 PC's have this facility).
It is important to note, we will not be taking any appointments or bookings for these searches and you will not need to send us plans.
Also please note, as this is a complete electronic service it could at times be subject to computer problems as with any other system software. Any problems will be sorted out as a matter of priority by our in-house support team.
I would also point out that if there is a problem with the software/service on the front of house PC's then this will also mean that Land Charges will have the same problems and therefore will not be able to, or have the facility to do the search for you.
How to search and inspect the Local Land Charges Register - PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO OUR PERSONAL SEARRCH PAGE FOR DETAILS: Personal Search