Land Charges

Introduction to Local Land Charges

Land Charges Covid-19 Update 26 March 2020

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, all our Land Charges officers are now remote working from home, therefore we are running at reduced capacity at this time.

The best way to contact them is by email at

What are local land charges?

Local Land Charges provide information on matters which may affect a particular property or plot of land. When you buy a house or a piece of land your solicitor will make a search of our records to ensure there are no hidden liabilities.

We have been awarded exemplar status by the Lord Chancellor, in recognition of the efficient Land Charges service.

We aim to process all standard local authority search requests efficiently and speedily.