Local land charges and searches

Fees and cancellations

In accordance with HMRC ruling in December 2016, London Borough of Newham Land Charges started charging VAT (20%) on CON29 searches from 31 March 2017. The LLC1 charges remain unchanged.

​VAT implementation - 31 March 2017


​Official search fee (Form LLC1 and CON29)

​£163 - inc VAT

​Local land charges search (Form LLC1)


Local authority search (Form CON29)
Official search (CON29R)
Optional search each (CON29O)

​£138 inc VAT

£24 inc VAT

​Searches for an additional parcel of land

​£37 inc VAT

​Solicitors own enquiry - minimum fee subject to complexity

​£60 inc VAT

How long will the searches take?

An official search takes one to three days to complete. We will send the results to you by post once it’s complete, or via email if you'd prefer.


If you wish to cancel your search request you can do this within 24 hours of making your request by calling us on 020 3373 0996 or by emailing us at: [email protected]