COVID-19 - Local Land Charges
The Local Land Charges team will continue to operate a service as close to normal as possible, while following all the latest guidance. Many officers will now be working from home, so please communicate via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also accept payments by card. You can do this by calling our Contact Centre on 01543 462621 and then hold to speak to an Advisor.
We are currently unable to offer facilities to enable a personal inspection of the Local Land Charges Register but as a temporary measure we will continue to book appointments and will email information out on the day of the pre-booked appointment.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation at this incredibly difficult time.
What is a Search?
A Search is carried out to ascertain if there are any matters affecting the property or land registered as a Local Land Charge, which an intended purchaser should be aware of (LLC1). It also reveals other relevant information held by the Council as a whole (CON29). The information given on a Search relates only to the property identified by the Search address and accompanying plan, which should be edged in red.
A Search is divided into two parts. The first part, the LLC1, deals with all registrable charges, for example Planning Permissions, Conservation Areas, Tree Preservation Orders, Listed Buildings etc. The second, the CON29, deals with additional enquiries, including such matters as Local Plan Status, Road Schemes, Contaminated Land, Building Regulations etc.
All drainage enquiries on a Search are now conducted by Severn Trent Water Searches.
Highways questions which are answered by Staffordshire County Council are contained in the CON29 part of the Official Search. Additional enquiries regarding highway issues should be directed to the authority by the person, company or firm carrying out the Search. The contact details for Staffordshire County Council highways issues are:
Highway Data Team - Land Charges, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Place 1, c/o Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
Tel: 0300 111 8000 Fax: 01785 211279
Local Land Charges - Search Request Form
Last Updated: 08/06/2020