Local land charge searches

Solihull to transfer local land charge search

Following months of work with HM Land Registry (HMLR), Solihull Council has now migrated its local land charge and personal search service to HMLR’s central digital register, this went live on 25 April 2022.

As part of the transfer of data to the national register local land charge searches and personal search requests will no longer be available via the Council Land Charges Service and will need to be requested via the HMLR hub.

Types of searches

There are three types of searches:

LLC1

This deals with the charges registered against the property by Solihull council, such as tree preservation orders, renovation grants, conservation and listed building status, road agreements, conditional planning applications and enforcement notices. From the 25 April 2022 all such requests should be made directly through the HMLR portal.

Personal search

Personal searches of the Local Land Charges Register are dealt with as a request made under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Such requests should now be actioned directly through the HMLR Portal , Business Gateway and on HM Land Registry’s GOV.UK pages.

Highway information requested under EIR

Requests for Highway data are dealt with as a request made under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We deal with requests on a first come first serve basis with an aim to providing the information as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days following the date of receipt of your request. Results will be returned by email. Please use our ordering form ordering form and email your request to HighwaysEIR@solihull.gov.uk.

CON29

This form has optional and compulsory questions and covers road schemes, planning, environmental histories and notices affecting the property. These will continue to be actioned by SMBC. Please refer to details below regarding our fees.

Fees 2022/2023

We offer a choice of official searches and data bundles of the CON29

Search fees from 1 April 2022 (Including VAT) will be charged at:

  • CON29 Only (Residential) £211.10
  • CON29 Only (Commercial) £223.60
  • Full Residential £237.10
  • Full Commercial £249.60

CON29O  

  • Q4 - 22 (Residential & Commercial) £22.30
  • Additional question (Residential & Commercial) £27.70
  • Additional Parcels (LLC1) (Residential & Commercial) £2.30
  • Additional Parcels (Con29) (Residential) £29.00
  • Additional Parcels (Con29) (Commercial) £35.90

Please include the VAT amount in your payment e.g. £211.10 for a residential Con29.

Submitting searches

Online

Pay online

Email your Con29 forms, (VAT) payment receipt, together with a plan outlining the property to be searched on.

Please include the VAT amount in your payment eg £203.00 for a residential Con29.

By post

You can post your request to:

Solihull Council
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB

Please enclose the following documents:

  • a completed CON29R or CON29O, (you can obtain these forms from your solicitor or law stationers)
  • a cheque made payable to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • the full address (or plot number and location) and a plan (based on Ordnance Survey maps) showing the boundary of the property/land clearly edged in red
  • the return address for the search results
  • search results can be returned by email if requested

The National Land Information Service (NLIS)

The National Land Information Service (NLIS) connects directly to land and property information held by councils, central government and other official sources of land and property data. It is fully accessible, authoritative and comprehensive.

Searches can be submitted to us using NLIS via one of its licensed channels:

Drainage searches

Severn Trent Water looks after public sewers across the borough. To search their records please call 0115 971 3550 or visit the Severn Trent website.

How to sell and buy a home

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has this month published guidance for the general public on How to buy a home and How to sell a home. This guidance has been developed following meetings last year with stakeholders including the Local Land Charges Institute.