Record number of local authorities join Local Land Charges Register


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Six more local authorities have migrated onto HM Land Registry’s Local Land Charges Register.

In October 2021, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Tameside, Newark and Sherwood, Hambleton and Blackburn with Darwen all joined the Local Land Charges (LLC) Register. This is the highest number of local authorities to have joined in one month.

This significant achievement is a product of acceleration in local authority migrations. These latest migrations also mark the one millionth local land charge added to the register and brings the total number of migrated local authorities to 24.

Mark Kelso, Local Land Charges Programme Director at HM Land Registry, said:

Migrating 6 local authorities in one month is a significant achievement and really shows how the LLC programme is gathering pace. These most recent migrations mean that people buying property in these areas will now have access to instant LLC search results. We are working hard with local authorities across England and Wales to ensure property buyers can obtain the information they need quickly, making the conveyancing process simpler for everyone.

You will now need to get LLC searches from HM Land Registry for the local authority area of:

  • Bromsgrove District Council
  • Redditch Borough Council
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Hambleton District Council
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

HM Land Registry is working in partnership with local authorities across England and Wales to migrate their local land charges data to a central, digital register. Once migrated, anyone will be able to get instant online search results using the Search for Local Land Charges service.

HM Land Registry’s business customers can use their existing portal and Business Gateway channels or their usual search providers to access local land charges data for those local authorities which have migrated.

Customers will need to continue to submit CON29 enquiries to the local authority.

For more information, read about the Local Land Charges Programme.

Published 28 October 2021

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