Requesting a Full search
A full search consists of two main elements.
- LLC1- An official search of the Local Land Charges Register
- CON29- A series of standard enquiries of the Local Authority agreed by the Law Society. This is split into the required questions (CON29R) and optional questions (CON29O).
Additional Enquiries may be added but these must be clear. Queries such as 'in the vicinity of' or 'likely to affect' are too vague.
We are not able to accept the following as a question under additional enquiries.
- Current authorised use of the premises for planning purposes
If you wish to confirm the use of the premises for planning purposes then please contact your planning department. There is a fee for the service under the lawful use of the premises heading.
Information about other roads and footpaths can be requested using BOX C on the CON29R form. This information will be provided by East Sussex County Council. Phrases such as 'all abutting' will not be accepted.
Land to be searched
You need to identify the land you wish to search. Please advise us of the address(es) of all of the rateable premises/land you wish to search and provide us with a red line plan showing the extent of land you wish to be searched.
You can look at the Council Tax and Business Rates lists at www.voa.gov.uk to determine the rateable premises/land.
We are not able to confirm the rateable premise/land within your red line plan, you are required to tell us which rateable premises/land you wish to search.
Sending your search to us
Online: Fully electronic searches can be submitted through the National Land Information Service Hub (NLIS). Hastings Borough Council is currently at Level 3 which means that we can receive and return electronic searches. Forms and payments can be made online. If you wish to use this service, you will need to make arrangements with a NLIS Licenced Channel Provider.
Email or Post: Complete either the Law Societies standard LLC1 and CON29 forms which are available from Law Stationers or our Search Request Form (see links below) and send one copy of the relevant documents along with a plan by:
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Local Land Charges, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY
We accept payment by credit/debit card on the telephone. We will contact you to take payment when we accept the search.
We are not able to process cheques at this time and apologise for the inconvenience.
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