Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Local Land Charges Register and Searches

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There are a number of disruptions to Council services because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the link below before accessing any of our services.

For details of disruptions and for advice and guidance visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Council is required by law to keep a Land Charges Register. The Register records relevant information on every property within Stockton Borough. It includes information about highways, planning conditions, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, enforcement notices, improvement grants and financial charges relating to the property which is the subject of the search.

Searches of the Land Charges Register are carried out when a property or land is sold. The purpose of a search is to disclose to the interested parties any relevant entries on the Register that may affect the property to be purchased.

Please note that turnaround times for Local Land Charges have temporarily increased to:

  • Official Searches - 7 working days
  • Assisted Searches – 10 working days

 

Arrange for a search of the Land Charges Register 

You can arrange for a search of the Land Charges Register in the following ways:

Arrange an assisted personal search of property information online

      Arrange an official land charges search online    

Inspection of Environmental Information Regulations 2004 property information

 

Inspection of Environmental Information Regulations 2004 Property Information

EIR temporary procedure during library closure:
As our libraries are currently closed, please use the below methods for acquiring search results. Search results will then be emailed to you following the inspection date timetable.

A timetable for inspection dates for EIR searches is shown below:

Valid EIR Search Requests Received Between:

Inspection Date

16 May – 29 May 2020

10 June 2020

30 May – 12 June 2020

24 June 2020

13 June - 26 June 2020

8 July 2020

27 June – 10 July 2020

22 July 2020

 

Land Charges Search fees

Stockton Borough Council will be making no fee changes from April 2020 therefore all fees quoted will remain the same. The Local Land Charges Search total fee for a Residential property will be £109.20 and for a Commercial, industrial and agricultural property £127.20.

The following charges will apply. All fees shown are inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Enquiries of the Local Land Charges Register Fees

Search type Category

Fees

Applicable to Standard Residential

(fee includes VAT where applicable)

Applicable to Standard Commercial

(fee includes VAT where applicable)

LLC1 Standard fee

£24

£24

LLC1 Additional Property

£1

£1

CON 29 (Questions 1 - 3)

£85.20

£103.20

Additional Enquiry

£30

£30

CON 29 Additional property

£9.60

£18

Assisted Search

£27

£27

Assisted Search additional property

£1

£1

Please note refunds will not be issued once a search request has been accepted and work has begun on processing.


Optional Enquiries CON29O

The fee payable for each individual optional question numbers 4 through to 22 shall be £12 per question. This fee is applicable to residential and commercial properties

 View the Statement on Charges for property search information.

 

Drainage Enquiries

Please contact Northumbrian Water for drainage enquiries.