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Welcome to the Local Land Charges section of the website

*Please note  - VAT @ 20% is now added to the Con29 parts of search enquiries

The local land charges service carries out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and, as custodians of official local information, we can guarantee comprehensive replies to the official LLC1 and Con29 enquiries.

When you buy a property or a plot of land in Newcastle-under-Lyme your solicitor can apply to us to make a search. Alternatively, they can use a personal search company to do this.

The Local Land Charges Register is updated and maintained regularly. Every search will disclose information we hold on a particular property or plot of land.

To make sure that searches can be dealt with promptly, please include:-

  • Fully completed forms (template available in the link below)
  • An accurate full postal address of the property to be searched, including the postcode
  • Up to date legally sourced location plan  (search area edged in RED)  showing surrounding roads and properties.
  • e-mail address – we have 100 per cent electronic return and are aiming for 100 per cent electronic receipt.
  • Payment for the correct fee, made via either monthly account / debit / credit card, or by BACS payments -  for efficiency, please contact us for details and confirmation of fee prior to electronic payment submission via Bacs
  • For non regular users of our service we request that you e-mail the office at landcharges@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk  prior submission,  in order to confirm details and payment methods to avoid rejected requests and incur  delays
  • Please note that it is no longer cost effective for the Council to return your rejected documents and cheque.   

For efficiency, searches are preferably submitted via email (template submission form available on our website) and payment may be made via BACS, debit /credit card, monthly account (if regular user) or submitted via a third party hub (please note we are unable to make recommendations).

Please note - notification of any search cancellation must be received by the land charges section before 12noon on the day of receipt or you will be charged accordingly.

Download your search request form (pdf, 132kb)

Search Request FEES

Full residential search - (LLC1 + Con 29R)

LLC1 - £42.00 + Con 29R - £150.60 (£25.10 VAT has been included)


Commercial full standard search-(LLC1 + Con 29R)

LLC1 £105.00 + Con 29R - £315.60 (£63.00 VAT has been included)


Con 29O (optional form) each enquiry

(For Q’s 7, 8, 21 & 22 - if purchased separately, send direct to Staffordshire CC (The Highway Authority) who will administer their own fee) (£6.40 VAT has been included)


Additional parcel of land - residential (£16.80 VAT has been included)


Additional parcel of land - commercial (£41.80 VAT has been included)



Individual CON 29R form and fees (pdf 132kb)

Domestic dwellings including houses, bungalows and self contained flats either in residential or holiday use where the vendor is a private individual. Also includes individual building plots for residential properties where the site is either currently vacant or under construction.

Commercial: All other types of search.

Contact us

Land Charges Section
Tel: 01782 742232

Castle House
Barracks Road

E-mail: Land Charges

Useful contacts:

Building Control  -  e-mail: Building Control

Planning  -  e-mail: Planning Applications

You can also submit applications via the National Land Information Service Hub – NLIS

Contact Severn Trent Water - 03457 500 500

Contact United Utilities - 0845 746 2200 

Coal Mining Search - Please contact the Coal Authority - 0845 762 6848

Land Registry - 0151 473 1110

No appointments are necessary – access to information is made available  from 9am – 5pm at:-

Castle House
Barracks Road

In response to the Corona Virus outbreak and the requirements to limit visits to the offices as much as possibe, Land Charges will provide email responses to personal search companies during the current period where access is reduced or denied.

All enquiries will be dealt with in line with our current processes and will replicate the data format previously provided 

E-mail Land Charges

For highway information please contact Staffordshire County Council

Tel: 0300 111 8000

E-mail Staffordshire County Council - Land Charges

Last updated 1 April 2021

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