Land Charges Register

Land Charges searches are carried out when buying land or property, usually by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer.

We require the following completed documents to process your search:

  • up-to-date plan for search
  • completed LLC1, CON29 and CON290 forms (the law society holds the copyright to the form, which can be obtained from authorised suppliers)

Fees

SearchFee from 1/4/2018
Requisition LLC1 only£30.00
Standard enquiries CON29 only£83.00 + VAT = £99.60
LLC1 & CON29£129.60
CON29O Q4-21£14.40 each
CON29O Q22£16.80
  • Additional parcel of land - £23 (LLC1 £5, CON29 £18) - no restriction on number and a maximum charge equivalent to 20 extra parcels
  • Personal searches - see below
  • One question from CON29O only search - Administration fee of £15.00 will be added when requesting this search

You must pay for searches at the time of ordering - we cannot carry out a search until the appropriate fee has been paid.

Ordering

Complete your forms and submit your payment online.  

We will give you your search results within an average of five working days of receiving your request and fee. 

pdf icon CON29R fees [37kb]

Copy documents

You can request the following documents from Land Charges via email - land.charges@reading.gov.uk

  • Section 106 Agreement/further agreement/deed of variation/unilateral undertaking
  • Section 52 Agreement
  • Section 38 Agreement / S278 Agreement
  • Compulsory Purchase Order
  • Tree Preservation Order
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Any other documents required please contact land.charges@reading.gov.uk

There is a standard charge of £25 per document which can be paid online.

There are sometimes additional costs, we will advise the customer of these before proceeding.

Personal search

If you want to make a personal search you should email land.charges@reading.gov.uk to make an appointment. We arrange appointments for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm. When booking your appointment you should give us at least 48 hours notice and send us the appropriate address and site plan for the search.

Fees for personal searches

Copy methodFee - per document
Hand-copying of registerFree
Copy of register£2
Emailed copy of register£4
Emailed copy of planning register£4

Highway searches

You can request a highway search for a specific property or piece of land. This search includes information on whether the property or piece of land is public highway, maintainable by the highway authority or whether privately maintained. 

Highway searches requested by private individuals, solicitors or personal search agencies are free and you will receive a written response. 

The cost of personal searches, requested by private individuals, solicitors or personal search agencies to include a written response plus a highway extent plan is £60.

To request and pay for a highway search please complete the online form. We will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within 5 working days.

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