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Local Land Charges

Information

​The purpose of the Local Land Charges Section is to maintain the Local Land Charges Register and to provide Solicitors, Conveyancers and prospective purchasers or sellers of a named property or piece of land within Ceredigion, with information by means of a local authority property search document.

Over the past few years the Local Land Charges Section of Ceredigion County Council has undergone changes in order to implement and meet the demands of new legislation relating to the housing market and property searches.

To improve the service of the Local Land Charges Section and to enable the public to become more involved in the buying / selling process of their property the Authority has introduced an on-line search application and payment facility. Also, to improve efficiency and turnaround times all search replies will be returned by e-mail.

Since the introduction of a computerised search system the turn-around for an official Local Authority search has improved greatly with a 100% of searches being returned in 5 days.

If you are contemplating buying property you should be aware of the need to have a property search. This property search should provide information in reply to enquiries covered by the official property search form, known as CON 29, as issued by the Local Government Association and used by the local authorities. You have a choice on the type of search you purchase.

A property search carried out by the local authority will provide information on entries contained in the Local Land Charges Register, give up-to-date information on matters which affect the property and full replies to the specific questions on the CON 29 form, such as:

  • Has there been any unauthorised development?
  • Possible road improvement schemes and new layouts?
  • Contravention under the Building Regulations 2000?
On-line Application Form

HM Revenue & Customs has determined that CON29 & CON29O information will be subject to VAT at 20%.

Our systems and processes have been updated to incorporate this fee and any searches received on or after 9th January 2017 will be subject to VAT (Con29).

Details of the new charges are set out below:-

Search Type New Fee (including VAT)
LLC 1 £6.00 (excluded)
Con29 £139.20
Con29O (Q 4 – 22) £14.40
​Additional Question ​£18.00
​Additional Parcel of Land (LLC1)                 ​£1.00 (excluded)
​Additional Parcel of Land (Con 29 only) ​£13.80


An additional administrative fee of £10.00 + 20% VAT is payable for CON 29 Optional enquiries requested and not linked to an official CON 29 search which has been made within the current year.

Therefore the fee for Optional enquiry without an official search is: £12.00 administrative fee + £14.40 for each additional question required..

Please quote your search reference number, to be found on the top right-hand side of the LLC1 form, when applying. If you request an additional copy of search replies an Administrative fee of £5.00 will be incurred.

On-line Applications - Please Follow Link:

Postal Applications To:

Local Land Charges Service
Penmorfa
Aberaeron
SA46 0PA

Telephone: 01545 574152
DX Applications To: DX 745510 Aberaeron 2
E-mail Address: ce.locallc@ceredigion.gov.uk

Public Registers:

Property information is available by personal inspection of the Public Registers.

TYPE OF REGISTER LOCATION
Adopted Highway Register: County Hall, Aberaeron
Planning Register: Planning Section *
Common Land Register: Coast & Countryside Section *
Local Land Charges Register Legal Section *
* Neuadd Ceredigion,
Penmorfa, Aberaeron


APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE LOCAL LAND CHARGES AND HIGHWAYS SECTIONS and unless notified otherwise the OFFICES ARE OPEN:

Monday 10.30am - 12.00pm (Noon)
Tuesday 10.30am to 12.00pm (Noon) - 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Thursday 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Friday 10.30am to 12.00pm (Noon) - 2.30pm to 3.30pm


If applicable, Office Copies of entries in the Local Land Charges Register and copies of documents and plans, are available upon application and payment of a fee.

LOCAL LAND CHARGES REGISTER FEE
Copy of Register entry: 1.50
Copy of Notification of Listings in Register: (Administration fee:) £5.00 plus 50p per sheet thereafter
Copy of colour plan relating to Register entries: £2.00


A "Personal Search" gives the enquirer the right to inspect the public register and a 15 minute slot will be allowed per property, with a maximum of 6 properties per session, in which to note down information held in paper form or electronically.

When an application, by appointment, for inspection of the Register is made, an OS extract plan clearly showing the extent and location of the search area, with either a six figure grid reference or a Post Code, the name of the applicant and the appointment time should be sent to the Local Land Charges Section and the Planning Liaison Section of Highway Property and Works Department.

Contacts

Application for information MUST BE MADE IN WRITING, submitted to the relevant Department of the Authority and include an OS extract plan clearly showing the extent and location of the area, with either a six figure grid reference or a Post Code. A fee may be payable.

Replies to these enquiries will be posted or e-mailed to the applicant.

Enquiries relating to Highway matters should be addressed to:

Post:

Assets and Transportation Services
County Hall
Market Street
Aberaeron
SA46 0AT

Telephone: 01545 572428

Enquiries relating to Building Control matters should be addressed to:

Post:

Building Control Service
Lifestyle Services
Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion
Penmorfa
Aberaeron
SA46 0PA

Telephone: 01545 572484

Enquiries relating to the Definitive Map, Common Land, Planning, Environmental issues, Housing and Health, should be addressed to:

Post:

Development Management Service
Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion
Penmorfa
Aberaeron
SA46 0PA

Telephone: 01545 572332

Enquiries in respect of Compulsory Purchase decisions: Optional CON 29 enquiries can only be submitted on the official form: Additional Enquiries should be submitted in writing: All the above enquiries should be addressed to:

Post:

The Local Land Charges Service
Legal, Human Resources and Democratic Services
Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion
Penmorfa
Aberaeron
SA46 0PA

Telephone: 01545 574152

Enquiries in respect of Drainage Agreements and Consents:

Post:

Welsh Water Authority
Nelson
Treharris
CF46 6LY


If you have any further questions, would like to feedback any comments or suggestions or wish to make a complaint please write to:

Post:

Head of Legal, Human Resources and Democratic Services
Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion
Penmorfa
Aberaeron
SA46 0PA