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What is the Local Land Charges Register?

The Local Land Charges Register is maintained by all Metropolitan, City, Unitary and District Councils in England and Wales and in London by the London Boroughs. It is designed to show a prospective buyer of a property whether there are any enforceable obligations or charges (both financial and non financial) registered against that property. It may also reveal matters which can be regarded as positive or a benefit to the property e.g. a planning permission to extend the property.

What is a Local Land Charge?

The law relating to local land charges is contained in the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and the Local Land Charges Rules 1977. Both of these came into operation on the 1 August 1977.

One of the major objects of the Act is the protection of purchasers of land by requiring that charges that affect the land be registered in public registers in which searches could be easily made. The word 'charge' is used to describe a burden imposed on land, the most important factor being that the charge must be binding on successive owners or occupiers of land and/or property. The charges detailed on the Local Land Charges Register would not normally be disclosed by looking at the title deeds or indeed by an inspection of the land or property itself. Local Land Charges may be of financial or non-financial nature.

The Local Land Charges Register consists of twelve parts: 

PART 1 - General Financial Charges

PART 2 - Specific Financial Charges

PART 3 - Planning Charges

PART 4 - Miscellaneous Charges

PART 5 - Fenland Ways Maintenance Charges

PART 6 - Land Compensation Charges

PART 7 - New Town Charges

PART 8 - Civil Aviation Charges

PART 9 - Opencast Coal Charges

PART 10 - Listed Building Charges

PART 11 - Light Obstruction Notices

PART 12 - Drainage Scheme Charges

 

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