Land Charges

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We aim to return the completed search within 5 working days. If you are local to St Albans Council and the Search is urgent, we may be able to offer a hand delivery service.

Within an Official Local Authority Search you will gain much relevant and useful information such as proposed Tree Preservation Orders, proposed enforcement action, breach of condition notices, noise abatement zones and environment and pollution notices, to name but a few. These official searches are accepted by all Mortgage Lenders.

The Local Land Charge Section carries out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Rules 2010, guaranteeing comprehensive replies to the official LLC1 and CON29 enquiries signed by the St Albans City and District Council "Proper Officer".

Submission of a Full Search

To submit a full search, please supply the Land Charges Section with forms LLC1 and Con 29 which are available through which are available through the Oyez Store:



Con29O Optional

Before submitting the forms please follow all submission guidelines.

Guidelines for submission

  • Please do not staple any paperwork. 
  • Please send a cheque for the correct fee made payable to St Albans City and District Council.
  • All forms and plans should be submitted in duplicate.
  • On the plan outline in red the clear and correct address to be searched.
  • If required, add information on 'other roadways, footways and footpaths' to Box C on the Con 29 form and highlight as required on the plan itself. 

Fees from 1 July 2016

Full Official Search: Con29 & LLC1 residential and commercial search£100.00
Extra Parcel - residential£12.50
Extra Parcel - commercial£30.00
Copy of Official Search - This amount is required to be paid for a copy search to be done (including if the original did not arrive by post/dx)£10.00
Each Con29 Part 2 enquiry (Q4-20)


Part 2 Q21£3.00
Part 2 Q22£14.00
Con29 Part 1 residential and commercial (without LLC1)
Official Certificate Only (Form LLC1)£15.00
Personal Search£0.00

Who to contact

To contact the Land Charges Section:

Clare Merson, Land Charges Service Manager
Local Land Charges
District Council Offices
Civic Centre
St. Peter's Street
St. Albans
Herts AL1 3JE


Document Exchange: DX 6178, St. Albans –1
Telephone: 01727 819511/819522
Fax: 01727 819263

Local Land Charges Register/Personal Search

A personal search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register and this does not supply all the information that would be obtained from an Official LLC1 and Con29 search. It is possible to view the Local Land Charges Register under the Local Land Charges Rules 2010 for free. Appointments can be made on the following days:

Monday and Wednesday  10 to 12pm  2 to 4pm
Tuesday and Thursday    10 to 12pm

Please email with your request for an appointment.  You may view up to 6 properties per visit.
Should you require any answers to the Con29R you should contact the relevant department.

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Date of last review: 13 July 2016