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Local Land Charges

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Local land charge searches are normally needed when you are buying a property. Cardiff Council are responsible for the Local Land Charges Register and hold the register of Common Land and Village Greens. 

Local land charges can restrict the way you use land and property. Common local land charges include: 

  • Planning permissions
  • Highway agreements
  • Conservation areas
  • Tree preservation orders
  • Listed buildings 
  • Environmental health notices

Your solicitor would usually arrange a search when you buy a property or piece of land. 

There are two types of searches:

  • Local authority official search (LLC1 and CON29)
  • Personal search

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Local Authority Official Searches

​A local authority official search shows information fr​om the register and extra information that is relevant to the property. 

The official search has two parts: 

Part 1: LLC1 

This covers charges that can be registered such as: 

  • Conditional planning consents
  • Tree preservation orders 
  • Planning agreements 
  • Listed buildings

Part 2: CON29

This covers issues that cannot be registered such as: 

  • Planning history 
  • Road scheme 
  • Various notices which affect the property

How to apply for a Local Authority Official Search

You will need to make the payment to Cardiff Council’s bank account. All fees are payable in advance. Please email your search request, OS plan or title plan and proof of payment to Please make sure the property is clearly identifiable on the plan.

Account name: Cardiff Council 
Bank: NatWest Bank, 96 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GR 
Sort Code: 52 21 06
Account No: 20408838
Please quote ‘Ref: 72370 BL101’ for all payments

All searches will be returned by email. 

Personal searches 

A personal search is carried out by a third party and not by the Local Authority.

You can carry out a personal search on our website using our online mapping tool

We do not take responsibility for information provided from a personal search. You will need to verify the information with the relevant service areas.

How to apply for a personal search

Please email your search request and OS plan or title plan for each property to Please make sure the property is clearly identifiable on the plan. 

If you are searching for new-build plots that have been street references, your request must come to us with a full address, not a plot number and development name.

Personal Search Agents

If you are a search agent, you must send a list of properties to us by email. You can only send lists to us on Wednesday and Friday. Your list must be received before 12pm. We will only accept 1 list per company per day. ​

Search fees​

Search fees from 1 April 2024
Fee Excluding VAT​
​VAT​​Fee Including VAT​
​Form LLC1£6​​No VAT​£6
​Form CON29​£116.25
​Form CON29(O) 
Qs 4-22
Additional properties or land​
​Personal searches
No fee
​​No fee​No fee

We aim to reply to a search within 5 working days.

Common Land and Village Green Register

The Common Land and Village Green Register is available for free inspection by going to the online mapping portal​.​


For information about drainage please contact Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
 Nelson Road
CF46 6LY

Find out how to contact online on the Dwr Cymru website​.

Tel: 0800 052 0145

Roads that abut your property

Our search reply will only refer to the road named in the property address given in Box 'B' of the CON29. If you wish to have information on any other roads that abut your property you will need to name them in Box 'C' and clearly mark them on your search plan.

Ownership of land

To find out about ownership of land you will need to make an application to:

HM Land Registry (Swansea)
GL14 9BD

You can make an application via the Land Registry website.

Tel: 0844 892 1111

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