This page gives you information about the local land charges service we provide.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
Payments for searches can be made by cheque, payable to Salford City Council or by debit or credit card.
If you wish to pay by card, please telephone the land charges team on 0161 793 3124.
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:
Salford Civic Centre
Telephone: 0161 779 6195
Highway Information Service
Telephone: 0161 779 6100
Salford Civic Centre
Telephone 0161 779 6175
Noise and contaminated land
Telephone: 0161 925 1097
Telephone: 0161 793 3124
Drainage and water searches
Ground Floor, Grasmere House
Lingley Green Avenue
DX 715568, Wigan 7
Website: Drainage and water search
The Coal Authority
200 Lichfield Lane
DX 716176, Mansfield 5
Telephone: 0845 762 6848
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This page was last updated on 1 February 2020