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What is a Local Land Charge?

Local Land Charges Register

A Local Land Charge is an entry in the Local Land Charges Register that is a restriction or prohibition on land, or a financial charge which is binding on successive owners or occupiers.

A charge can originate from Local Authorities and other public bodies, and Local Authorities have a statutory right to register these obligations/ charges.

Examples of information held in the Local Land Charges Register include:

  • A condition imposed on a planning permission after August 1st, 1977 
  • Tree Preservation Order
  • Listed Building
  • Conservation Area orders
  • Land Compensation 
  • Financial Charge
  • Enforcement Notice
  • Miscellaneous Notices

Local Land Charges Searches are carried out to inform and protect prospective buyers.

The search reply supplied will only relate to the property/ land described on the form. It will not include surrounding areas or neighbouring properties.

Information about drains and sewers cannot be provided by the Council, and a separate property search with Geodesys is required.

The Register is regulated under the provisions of the Local Land Charges Act 1975, and is held at:

Local Land Charges

Wellingborough Office

Swanspool House

Doddington Road





Last Updated:  04/08/14