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Which type of search

Which type of search 

Find out about facts and restrictions on property or land within Torbay. 

When buying, leasing or re-mortgaging a property or a piece of land, you will need to submit a land charges search. This will show if there are any legal restrictions affecting the property or land.  Your solicitor will submit this search for you. 
We will carry out your search and investigate any restrictions. We then put this information together in the form of a Local Authority Search. The search will include whether there are: 

  • any charges for services such as roads 
  • restrictions such as tree preservations orders 
  • conditions imposed on planning permissions and legal agreements  

Types of searches 

Full and part searches 

Most searches we receive are LLC1 and CON29 searches submitted together. You can do these searches separately or request individual parts of the CON29 form.  

There are also CON29 optional questions. This is the CON29O form. You can submit this with the other forms or on its own. 

LLC1 form 

The LLC1 form is a search of the Local Land Charges Register. It reveals any outstanding charges that affect the property or land.  These documents will give a prospective buyer an idea of what they can and cannot do with the property. 

CON29 form 

This form includes enquiries that ask questions about the property or land. This includes things such as:  

  • adopted roads in the surrounding area 
  • any planning applications or building regulations which affect the property or land 
  • if there are any nearby road or traffic schemes 
  • if the property falls within contaminated land or a radon gas area 

All the information required to complete the form is available from the Council. You can request all the questions or some of them. 

CON29O form 

These are a set of further questions which will give details such as: 

  • common land 
  • registered houses in multiple occupation 
  • advertisements on the property /land 
  • noise abatement 
  • urban development areas 
  • inner urban improvement areas 
  • mineral consultation areas 

Personal Searches 

Personal searches allow a person to inspect the Local Land Charges Register. You can do this rather than us undertaking the LLC1 on your behalf.  Personal Searches are usually carried out by personal search agencies. We will inspect the register and provide the results to the searcher.  A copy of a plan highlighting the relevant property must be sent to the team. 

There is no charge for this service. You need to book an appointment.  We need at least 15 working days’ notice.  

Appointments are available Monday to Thursday between:  

  • 10am to 12noon 
  • 2pm to 4pm 

You can book an appointment by contacting us.