Local land charge searches are used to find any restrictions and legal obligations affecting a piece of land, as part of the conveyancing process.

We (Wrexham Council) have a statutory duty under the Local Land Charges Act 1975 to maintain a Register of Local Land Charges.

You can request a search enquiry response through the following methods:

1. Submitting a local authority search

Searches can be submitted by post and document exchange (DX) or online via The National Land Information Service (NLIS).

When submitting a postal Local Authority Search, make sure you include the following:

  • Form LLC1 in duplicate
  • Form CON29 in duplicate
  • The correct fee (see fee schedule below)
  • A plan which clearly marks the outline of the area to be searched against in red and shows the surrounding roads/properties

Payment

Payment must be made the same or following working day to validate the application. The easiest way to pay is through our online e-store.

Pay online

Start

A payment receipt is automatically emailed to you for your records, as well as being sent to us so that we can start to process your request.

Alternatively you can call 01978 298874 to pay by card. For other payment options please contact landcharges@wrexham.gov.uk.

Turnaround times

The current turnaround time for searches is 7-10 working days.

We do not charge a separate fee for expedited searches, but should a search request be considered urgent please contact the land charges team and we will aim to give the search priority.

2. Access to property data under the Environmental Information Regulations

Access to environmental data regarding local search enquiries will be provided as follows:

Source information

Contact the relevant department to make an appointment to inspect the source information.

Please note it is your responsibility to inspect and interpret the source information. Assistance in interpreting documentation cannot be provided by the department.

Scale of fees

Scale of fees
Search request type Application charge Total payable
LLC1 only - whole part of the register £6 £6
LLC1 and CON29R (residential) £6 (LLC1) + £79+ VAT (CON29R) £100.80
LLC1 and CON29R (commercial/industrial) £6 (LLC1) + £109 + VAT (CON29R) £136.80
CON29R Part 2 Enquiries £13 + VAT (each) £15.60 (each)
Additional Enquiries £21 + VAT (each) £25.20 (each)
Additional Parcels of Land £13 + VAT (each) £15.60 (each)

 

The National Land Information Service (NLIS)

The NLIS is a government initiative aimed at delivering services electronically, with the ultimate aim of speeding up the conveyancing process by using electronic transactions.

The service connects law firms, conveyancers and data providers such as HM Land Registry and local authority Local Land Charges Registries.

We are connected to NLIS at level 2, meaning we can receive search applications/fees electronically and also return them electronically.

We encourage the users of our service to become NLIS users. To find out more (including fees) visit the NLIS website.

NLIS Channel Providers

Is the property in our area?

If you are not sure if a property is in our area, call us for confirmation on 01978 298874.

Other local authorities whose boundaries adjoin ours are:

Drainage searches

Drainage enquiries are dealt with by Welsh Water.

Contact us

Email: landcharges@wrexham.gov.uk
Tel: 01978 298874

Our normal offices hours are:

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am - 5.15pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.45pm