Land Charges Information


See below to find out about how to search Local Land Charges in Maidstone.

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On 2 June 2014 the Land Charges teams at Maidstone, Swale and Tunbridge Wells came together and formed Mid Kent Local Land Charges.

The service is based at Maidstone House. You can contact them by emailing pslandcharges@midkent.gov.uk, calling 01622 602251, writing to DX 4819 Maidstone or

Local Land Charges
Maidstone House
King Street
Maidstone
ME15 6JQ

Local Searches

A local search will reveal information relating to planning, road adoption and other vital information for house buyers.

There are two types of search, official searches and personal searches. Both take information from our Local Land Charges Register.

Official Searches

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Official searches are made up of an LLC1 and a CON29 form.

The LLC1

This form asks for information held on our local land charges register about a property. This includes anything about tree preservation orders, planning decisions etc. We guarantee the information on it.

The CON29

  • Building regulations
  • Common land
  • Contaminated land
  • Infringements
  • Nearby road and traffic schemes
  • Outstanding notices
  • Property history
  • Public rights of way

Apply by post

Searches can be accepted by post for Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Swale Searches.

Cheques are accepted for Maidstone and Swale but from 1st February 2019 Tunbridge Wells will no longer be accepting cheques and payment should be made online.

Please ensure cheque made payable to correct authority.

Searches can also be submitted by the National Land Information Service (NLIS) website.

Please note all Search results are returned electronically.

To apply you'll need to:

  • Complete one copy of the LLC1 and CON29 forms
  • Give us an accurate address of the property or land being searched
  • Produce a plan showing the property or land clearly edged in red

Send them to:

Local Land Charges
Maidstone House
King Street
Maidstone
ME15 6JQ

Or:

DX 4819 Maidstone

Apply online

You can apply online using the TM Search Choice or National Land Information Service website.

How long will it take?

We aim to complete official searches within five working days.

Personal Searches

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Personal searches of our local land charges register are free, but aren't guaranteed by us. You can also ask for answers to the CON29 questions at the same time, however some of them are chargeable.

Maidstone

You can request a search using our online form.

Apply Online.

Swale

To make a request email pslandcharges@midkent.gov.uk. You can pay online.

Tunbridge Wells

To make a request email pslandcharges@midkent.gov.uk. You can pay online.

Maidstone Fees

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Official Search Fees

The new 2019/20 fees will start from 1st April 2019

Application VAT charged Fees without VAT Fees with VAT
LLC1 Only No £37 £37
LLC1 Only - additional parcel of land No £11 £11        
Con29 Yes £99 £118.80
Con29 - Additional Parcel Yes £16 £19.20
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) Yes £136 £155.80
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) - additional parcel of land Yes £27 £30.20
Part 2 Enquiry - Con29 Questions 4-21 Yes £11 £13.20
Part 2 Enquiry - Con29 Question 22 Yes £25 £30
Additional Questions Yes £19  £22.80
Personal search of the register No Free Free
Personal Search CON29 Fees
Question NumberDescription Fees (excluding VAT)Fees (including VAT)
1.1 (a-i) Planning decisions and applications £6  £7.20
1.1 (j-l) Building control decisions £5  £6
1.2 Planning policy Self Serve Self Serve
2.1 (a) Highway maintenance status Self Serve Self Serve
2.1 (b-d) Highway maintenance status £5 £6
3.1 Land required for public services £3 £3.60
3.2 Land for road works Self Serve Self Serve
3.3 Drainage £3 £3.60
3.4 (b-d) Nearby road schemes Self Serve Self Serve
3.5 (a-b) Nearby railway schemes £3  £3.60
3.6 (a-l) Traffic schemes Self Serve Self Serve
3.7 (a-g) Outstanding notices £10 £12
3.8 Contravention of building regulations £3 £3.60
3.9 (a-n) Enforcement notices and planning orders £5£6
3.10 Community infrastructure levy £3 £3.60
3.11 Conservation areas Self-serve Self-serve
3.12 Compulsory purchase £3 £3.60
3.13a Contaminated land FREEFREE
3.13b Contaminated land £3£3.60
3.13c Contaminated land £3£3.60
3.14 Radon Gas Refer to Public Health England - no data heldRefer to Public Health England - no data held
3.15 Assets of community value Self-serve Self-serve
Self-Serve

1.2 Planning Policy

2.1 (a) Highway Maintenance

3.2 Land for road works

3.4 (b-d) Nearby road schemes

3.6 (a-l) Traffic schemes

3.11 (a and b) Conservation areas

3.14 Radon Gas

3.15 Community right to bid

Swale Fees

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Official Search Fees

The new 2019/20 fees will start from 1st April 2019

Application VAT charged Fees without VAT Fees with VAT
LLC1 Only No £37 £37
LLC1 Only - additional parcel of land No £11 £11        
Con29 Yes £99 £118.80
Con29 - Additional Parcel Yes £16 £19.20
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) Yes £136 £155.80
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) - additional parcel of land Yes £27 £30.20
Part 2 Enquiry - Con29 Questions 4-21 Yes £11 £13.20
Part 2 Enquiry - Con29 Question 22 Yes £25 £30
Additional Questions Yes £19  £22.80
Personal search of the register No Free Free
Personal Search CON29 Fees
Question NumberDescription Fees (excluding VAT)Fees (including VAT)
1.1 (a-i) Planning decisions and applications £6  £7.20
1.1 (j-l) Building control decisions £5  £6
1.2 Planning policy Self Serve Self Serve
2.1 (a) Highway maintenance status Self Serve Self Serve
2.1 (b-d) Highway maintenance status £5 £6
3.1 Land required for public services £3 £3.60
3.2 Land for road works Self Serve Self Serve
3.3 Drainage £3 £3.60
3.4 (b-d) Nearby road schemes Self Serve Self Serve
3.5 (a-b) Nearby railway schemes £3  £3.60
3.6 (a-l) Traffic schemes Self Serve Self Serve
3.7 (a-g) Outstanding notices £10 £12
3.8 Contravention of building regulations £3  £3.60
3.9 (a-n) Enforcement notices and planning orders £5  £6
3.10 Community infrastructure levy £3 £3.60
3.11 Conservation areas Self-serve Self-serve
3.12 Compulsory purchase £3  £3.60
3.13a Contaminated land FREEFREE
3.13b Contaminated land £3£3.60
3.13c Contaminated land £3£3.60
3.14 Radon Gas Refer to Public Health England - no data heldRefer to Public Health England - no data held
3.15 Assets of community value Self-serve Self-serve
Self-Serve

1.2 Planning Policy

2.1 (a) Highway Maintenance

3.2 Land for road works

3.4 (b-d) Nearby road schemes

3.6 (a-l) Traffic schemes

3.11 (a and b) Conservation areas

3.14 Radon Gas

3.15 Community right to bid

Tunbridge Wells Fees

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Official Search Fees

From the 1st February 2019, Tunbridge Wells will no longer accept cheque's as a payment for Searches. Payments can be made online.

The new 2019/20 fees will start from 1st April 2019

Application VAT charged Fees without VAT Fees with VAT
LLC1 Only No £37 £37
LLC1 Only - additional parcel of land No £11 £11        
Con29 Yes £99 £118.80
Con29 - Additional Parcel Yes £16 £19.20
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) Yes £136 £155.80
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) - additional parcel of land Yes £27 £30.20
Part 2 Enquiry - Con29 Questions 4-21 Yes £11 £13.20
Part 2 Enquiry - Con29 Question 22 Yes £25 £30
Additional Questions Yes £19  £22.80
Personal search of the register No Free Free
Personal Search CON29 Fees
Question NumberDescription Fees (excluding VAT) Fees (including VAT)
1.1 (a-i) Planning decisions and applications £6  £7.20
1.1 (j-l) Building control decisions £5  £6
1.2 Planning policy Self Serve Self Serve
2.1 (a) Highway maintenance status Self Serve Self Serve
2.1 (b-d) Highway maintenance status £5 £6
3.1 Land required for public services £3 £3.60
3.2 Land for road works Self Serve Self Serve
3.3 Drainage £3 £3.60
3.4 (b-d) Nearby road schemes Self Serve Self Serve
3.5 (a-b) Nearby railway schemes £3  £3.60
3.6 (a-l) Traffic schemes Self Serve Self Serve
3.7 (a-g) Outstanding notices £10 £12
3.8 Contravention of building regulations £3  £3.60
3.9 (a-n) Enforcement notices and planning orders £5  £6
3.10 Community infrastructure levy £3 £3.60
3.11 Conservation areas Self-serve Self-serve
3.12 Compulsory purchase £3  £3.60
3.13a Contaminated land FREEFREE
3.13b Contaminated land £3 £3.60
3.13c Contaminated land £3 £3.60
3.14 Radon Gas Refer to Public Health England - no data heldRefer to Public Health England - no data held
3.15 Assets of community value Self-serve Self-serve
Self-Serve

1.2 Planning Policy

2.1 (a) Highway Maintenance

3.2 Land for road works

3.4 (b-d) Nearby road schemes

3.6 (a-l) Traffic schemes

3.11 (a and b) Conservation areas

3.14 Radon Gas

3.15 Community right to bid

Frequently Asked Questions

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What's a Local Land Charge?

What's the Local Land Charges Register?

Who carries out a Local Land Charge search?

What's a full search?

What's the CON29R form?

What forms do I need to use?

Can I ask any other questions?

Can I cancel my search after I've sent it?

Can you expedite my search?

How will I get my search?

What's a personal search?

How do I find out who owns a property or piece of land?

What if I have a complaint?

How do I get copies of documents revealed in my search?
You can get copies of documents revealed in an official search directly from the relevant department. For more information read the appendix on the back page of your search.

You can search for planning applications, including any supporting documents, comments and decision notices on our Planning Application Search page. For copies of older planning applications that aren't currently online or section 106 agreements, email LandCharges@midkent.gov.uk.

Additional land or property parcels

Searches are usually submitted for one parcel of land or property, but on occasion extra parcels may be required in these cases a parcel fee is payable. A simple way to work this out is if there are multiple individually rated, paying council tax, properties or land being sold in one transaction, then the fee will be payable, this may not be applicable for all searches. If you are unsure whether you need to pay extra parcels for your search area please email a plan and the address to pslandcharges@midkent.gov.uk and we will give you a quote for the search.

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