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Land Charges

When you buy a house or land there are a number of checks to make sure there are no problems with the property that would result in a charge being sought from yourself as the owner.

  • Leaseholder Searches

    Enquiries regarding searches on Ground Leases are usually received by solicitors acting for potential purchasers and remortgaging companies.

  • Local Authority Land Charges Search

    When you buy a house, your solicitor will make a search of the council's records to ensure there are no hidden surprises, such as motorways at the bottom of your garden or outstanding Notices requiring you to take action to remedy an earlier wrongdoing.

  • Local Land Charges - Personal search

    A personal search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register. This can be carried out by anyone, but is usually carried out by private personal search companies/agencies. Please note that a Personal Search does not provide all the information given on a full (LLC1 and CON 29R) search

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