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CURRENT TURNAROUND TIMES – OFFICIAL SEARCH REQUESTS

Our Current Turnaround Times – Con 29 and Con 29O searches
We are currently working to return Con 29 Con 29 O Searches from 14.10.2021

This information will be updated on a regular basis.


WHAT IS A LAND CHARGES SEARCH

When you are buying or selling a property or an area of land, your solicitor will make a search of the relevant records to ensure there are no hidden surprises, such as motorways at the bottom of your garden or outstanding Notices requiring you to take action to remedy an earlier wrongdoing.

A basic search is made up of two parts:
 

1.     LLC1 (Official Certificate of Search form)

This includes any charges or restrictions listed in the Local Land Charges Register.  For example, if there are any financial charges, tree preservation orders, listed buildings or the land sits within a conservation area.

From 18 October 2021 Tameside MBC will no longer provide a Local Land Charges search service (LLC1).  
 
After this date, our Local Land Charges Register will have migrated to HM Land Registry’s national register. You will be able to access a new digital service through Portal, Business Gateway and on HM Land Registry’s GOV.UK pages.
 
Tameside MBC will continue to provide replies to Con29 enquiries.
 

2.     CON29 (Enquiries of Local Authorities form)

This is a series of standard questions that gives information that could affect your property, such as:
  • public highways/public rights of way
  • building regulations
  • radon gas
You can also request optional enquiries on the CON29 form. These questions may include:
  • road proposals by private bodies
  • pipelines
  • common land and town or village greens
 
It is important to remember to only submit the required fee for your Con29 search when submitting your enquiry to us after 18 October 2021.  All LLC1 search requests should be made to HM Land Registry as described in Item 1 above.
 

ACCESS TO HISTORIC PLANNING INFORMATION

Access to the Historic planning information held on microfiche is by appointment only, with appointments available on Tuesday morning and Thursday morning each week.  To ensure the continuing health and safety of all individuals involved in this process, the service will be operating on an APPOINTMENT ONLY basis.  

To book an appointment, please email landcharges@tameside.gov.uk who will arrange a suitable appointment time.
 

WATER SEARCHES

United Utilities looks after the network of public sewers in Tameside.
If you are asking for a search to be undertaken or you are waiting to undertake a personal search, please contact United Utilities Map Services on  0870 7510101. Access www.unitedutilities.com  for further information.
Click here for help and advice on highway drainage, land drainage or private drainage.
 

FEES

Please note from the 1st January 2017 VAT will be charged on CON29 & CON29O Revised.  
Details of how to submit payments associated with requests for service/personal searches are also available within the ‘CON29 & CON29O Revised’ link
Con29R £45.48 (including VAT)
Extra part 2 questions £14.40 each (including VAT)
Extra parcel of land or adjacent property  
£12.00 (including VAT)
Solicitors own written questions and/or copies of certificates, documents and notices (pre-2000) £30.00 (including VAT)
   
Commons / Village Green searches £14.40 (including VAT)
 

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

We aim to return all searches within 20-25 working days.


LAND CHARGES TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES (0161 342 8355 - OPTION 4)
Tameside MBC’s Planning Technical Support Team are available to take your calls during the following times periods:
Monday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
 
You can also contact us via email at landcharges@tameside.gov.uk  

 

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