Property searches

This page gives you information about the local land charges service we provide.

What a local authority search is

When buying a property or a piece of land, your solicitor will submit a local land charges search which will show whether there are any legal restrictions affecting the property/land.

Salford City Council's land charges team investigates what restrictions there are and will bring all the information together in the form of a local authority search. This information is collected from various departments throughout the council including building control, environmental health, highways and planning.

Types of searches

There are three types of searches:

1. Form LLC1

This consists of a search of the land charges register. This search reveals if there are any outstanding charges such as financial ones where money is owed to the council when work has been carried out on the property/land, for example removal of rubbish, making a dangerous building safe. Other charges include tree preservation orders, conservation areas, listed buildings, road agreements, conditional planning applications, enforcement notices.

2. Form Con29

This search is a questionnaire and the information needed to answer this form comes from various departments in the council. This form contains part one standard questions which reveals if there are any road proposals/schemes, compulsory purchase orders, proposed enforcement actions, statutory notices, building regulations, planning applications.

This form also contains part two optional enquiries that are answered when indicated. These questions cover public paths, noise abatement orders, pollution notices.

3. Personal search

Any person may carry out a search of the local land charges register free of charge.

The inspection of the local land charges register can be viewed and notes of the relevant information can be made from the self service system which is situated in the central reception area of the Civic Centre.

  • No appointment is required
  • The system is available for inspection between 8.30am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday
  • A procedure note explaining how to operate the system is available in the central reception area

If required, the searcher can inspect the public records maintained by the authority. These include the planning register and publicly-adopted highways register.

Although the public registers are open for inspection, that does not mean that staff within those departments are under a legal obligation to supply supplementary or additional advice.

Search fees

From 31 March 2017, Con29 and Con29O searches received on or after this date must include VAT following HMRCs decision. A VAT receipt will be supplied with the completed search.

Type of search Net amount VAT Amount
Form LLC1 £15 No VAT payable £15
LLC1 additional parcel £1 No VAT payable £1
Form Con29 £120

£24

£144
Con29 additional parcel £16 £3.20 £19.20
Con290 part two optional enquiries £10 per question £2 per question £12 per question
Additional enquiries (own questions) £12.50 per question £2.50 per question £15 per question

Processing of searches

We have a fully computerised local land charges system and can deal efficiently with both postal and electronic searches, submitted by the National Land Information Service (NLIS).

Search replies can be returned by:

  • email
  • post
  • electronically via NLIS

Contacts

Planning

Urban Vision Partnership Limited
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5AS

Telephone: 0161 779 6195
Email: planning.contact@salford.gov.uk

Highway Information Service
Urban Vision Partnership Limited
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5AS

Telephone: 0161 779 6100

Building Control

Urban Vision Partnership Limited
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5AS

Telephone 0161 779 6175
Email: building.control@salford.gov.uk

Noise and contaminated land

Environmental Protection
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 2AD

Telephone: 0161 925 1097
Email: environmentalprotection@salford.gov.uk

Local searches

Land Charges
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA

Telephone: 0161 793 3124

Drainage and water searches

United Utilities
Property Search
Ground Floor, Grasmere House
Lingley Green Avenue
Great Sankey
Warrington
WA5 3LP

DX 715568, Wigan 7
Website: Drainage and water search

Mining searches

The Coal Authority
200 Lichfield Lane
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 4RG

DX 716176, Mansfield 5
Telephone: 0845 762 6848

Who to contact

Name
Land Charges
Address
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA
Map to this location
Telephone
0161 793 3124
Email
land.charges@salford.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 16 March 2017

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