Lambeth Council joins HM Land Registry’s Local Land Charges Register

Land Registry News Article; From 1 October 2019, anyone requiring Local Land Charges (LLC) searches in the local authority area of Lambeth will need to get them from HM Land Registry rather than going directly to the council.

Lambeth Council is migrating its Local Land Charges data to HM Land Registry’s national register. They are in the forefront of local authorities leading the use of digital transformation to make buying a home simpler and quicker.

Local land charges searches are normally required in the property-buying process. Most local land charges are restrictions or prohibitions on the use of the property such as planning permissions or listed buildings. The local land charges search will reveal whether a property is subject to a charge which then informs a buyer’s decision to buy a property or parcel of land.

HM Land Registry is working in partnership with a number of local authorities in England to migrate their Local Land Charges data to a central, digital register as part of a phased approach. Once migrated, anyone will be able to get instant online search results via GOV.UK using the Search for Local Land Charges service.

HM Land Registry’s business customers can use their existing portal and Business Gateway channels or their usual search providers to access Local Land Charges data for those local authorities which have migrated.

Customers will need to continue to submit CON29 enquiries to the local authority.

For more information, www.gov.uk