Local land charges

A local land charges search gives property purchasers information about the property, such as conservation areas, tree preservation areas, conditional planning permissions, financial charges and several other types of charge. Although it is often completed by a solicitor acting on behalf of a purchaser, it is possible to organise it yourself.

VAT charges

We now add VAT (20 per cent) to all CON29 and CON29O products. We will issue a VAT receipt when we receive payment or confirmation of payment for the search.

For a list of our fees, please see the ''How much does it cost?" tab below.

What is contained in a local authority search and how much does it cost?

How to request a search


You can apply online through the National Land Information service (NLIS). Conveyancers and solicitors are aware of this option. Visit www.nlis.org.uk for further details.

Contact us

Email: land.charges@dacorum.gov.uk
Telephone: 01442 228219/228220

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