A local Land Charge search is usually needed when buying or selling property or land. It will tell you if there are any charges or restrictions, and let you know what your responsibilities are.
You can get this information by:
Further information on Land Charges can be found on the National Land Information Service (NLIS) website.
You will need to send us the relevant LLC1 and Con29 forms, depending on your requirements, along with a site plan. This should be an Ordnance Survey extract (scale 1:1250 or 1:2500) clearly outlining the search area in red.
We will usually return your searches within seven working days from receipt of payment.
You can submit a request using the online form below.
Alternatively, you can post your search request to:
New Forest District Council
You can download our Land Charges Search Fees document below.
If you have any queries regarding the fees, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an individual or property search agent, you can request to book a personal search by submitting the form below.
The form must be fully completed with contact details. It must be accompanied by a site location plan, clearly marking the extent of the property. Each search request can only be for a single dwelling. We deal with all searches in the order they are received.
You will need to contact the New Forest National Park Authority for information relating to planning applications, planning policies, tree preservation orders and the planning enforcement register if your property falls within their area. You can check to see if you are searching within the National Park area below
You can find information relating to properties within the New Forest District planning area below:
Hampshire County Council are the highways authority and you need to contact them for information relating to Questions 2.1 - 2.5, 3.2 - 3.6 and 3.7e and 3.7g.
If you are carrying out a lot of searches, you may wish to apply for a Land Charges account by completing the application form below.
Once we have received and processed a completed application form, we will email you your account number. This is to be used when you apply for a search.
Please allow ten working days for your application to be processed.
You will receive a monthly invoice listing the searches requested in the previous month. The invoice will need to be paid within 28 days. Details of how to pay will be on the invoice.
All searches undertaken must be paid for, even in cases where the conveyance is not completed.