Every time a property or plot of land is purchased, leased or a valuation carried out, a search is sent to our land charge department at Cheltenham Borough Council.

Searches are usually made on your behalf by your solicitor. The search will reveal information that the council holds on that particular property or plot of land:

  • CON29 - the standard enquiries of local authorities relating to information held by them as part of its statutory functions. These enquiries are answered at the discretion of the local authority.

A change to the local land charges service

The Local Land Charges (LLC) register has transferred to the National Digital Register, making buying a property in Cheltenham quicker and simpler for everyone. The LLC register records legal obligations enforceable against a property and binding on successive owners.

From 1 September 2022 we will no longer provide an Official Certificate of Search under 'LLC1' and personal searches under Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ‘EIR’. 

We will continue to provide replies to all Con29 enquiries.

Please note that the last date for submitting LLC1 and personal searches under EIR to Cheltenham Borough Council was the 21 August 2022.

More information on land charges