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Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search
Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search

Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search

A Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search provides the same information as a Council (Official) Local Authority Search.  It uses the same Local Authority data, but is put together by a search agent rather than being supplied directly by the Local Authority.  The Regulated Search includes accurate and up-to-date information on issues affecting a property including planning proposals, traffic schemes, conservation areas and compulsory purchase orders in the area. It has two forms, the Con29 Part 1 enquiries form and LLC1 (local land charges) form.

 If you require the optional questions (Con29 Part 2) including issues such as food safety notices and hazardous substance consents, we suggest ordering a Council (Official) Local Authority Search.

A Regulated (Personal) Local Authority Search can work out more cost-effective than a Council (Official) Local Authority Search (which contains the same information). It is backed by £2 million PI cover.

Further detail on the differences between Council and Regulated Searches

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Regulated (Personal) Local Authority searches are made up of two main components; the LLC1 and the CON29.

•The LLC1 lists any entries on the Local Land Charges register.

•The CON29 provides details of planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, and planned nearby road schemes.

In addition, optional enquiries can be added, and additional questions asked.

The information in a Regulated Local Authority search includes:

Key features

Why is this important?

Entries on the Local Land Charges register (LLC1). 

These entries provide details of any liabilities or constraints which may be attached to the land and will therefore be passed on to the new owner. Examples include; financial charges; improvement grants; tree preservation orders; planning agreements; enforcement notices; conservation areas; and listed buildings.

Details of planning applications relevant to the property and if they were granted or refused. 

This is essential if a potential buyer is thinking of extending the property or building on the land in the future. For example, if a potential buyer can see permission has been granted or denied previously, it provides an indicator of the likelihood of it being granted in the future.

Chosen optional enquiries can be requested for an additional fee (CON29O). there is currently a list of nineteen enquiries to choose from, ranging from public rights of way to pollution notices.

Optional enquiries can be useful in resolving queries around a property, for example to confirm whether the property, or any land adjacent to it, is registered as common land, or a town or village green.

You can also ask extra questions for an additional fee.

This can be useful for any queries a potential buyer has, for example about planning permissions on adjacent land.

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