Local Land Charges searches
When you buy a property or a piece of land, it is important that you or your solicitor ask for a local land charges search to make sure there are no charges affecting the land or property.
A local land charge is a restriction on a piece of land or property that can limit its use or bind the owner to a payment of a sum of money. Charges can include:
- Planning decisions
- Road agreements
- Tree preservation orders
- Conservation areas and listed building notices
- Environmental health notices
- Charges or objections to against previous owners.
A local land charges search will highlight these charges and help you to make an informed choice about buying the parcel of land or property.