Land charges

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1. What is a local authority search?

The Law Society’s new 2016 CON 29 and CON29O  goes live on the Monday 4th July 2016. 

Please be aware that we will not accept search requests on the 2007 Edition form after the 30th June 2016 and any requests received after this date will be returned for resubmission on the 2016 Edition. There will be no change to our current fees.

Local authority searches form part of the conveyancing process when buying and selling houses. They make sure that buyers of properties are not caught out by obligations on those properties. Searches are submitted by solicitors to find out what land charges and restrictions there are on a particular property or piece of land within Exeter's boundary.

For details about private land ownership, title deeds and title plans please search the Land Registry register.