How Long Does A Land Charges Search Take?

Why do local searches take so long?

Delays in receiving the search results can have an impact on the length of time it could take to complete your house transaction.

If you are in a chain, it’s difficult to judge which search is better, as the speed of the transaction will depend on other parties in the chain..

What is included in local searches?

What is contained in a Local Authority Search?Tree preservation orders.Listed buildings status.Conservation areas since 1974.Smoke control areas.Conditional planning permissions.Community Infrastructure Levy charges.Article 4 Directions.Financial charges registered against the property.More items…

What is D II land charge?

Inland Revenue Charge Class D (II) Land charge. Restrictive covenants – only those entered on or after 1st January 1926. Restrictive covenants entered before this date are governed by the doctrine of notice.

What does a land charges search reveal?

The local land charges search will reveal whether a property is subject to a charge if that charge has been registered. The property will be subject to it regardless of whether it is registered or not. Other searches will need to be conducted to determine whether a property has an obligation on it.

Part 3 – Planning Charges This section of the local land charges search will list any planning applications (and will say whether they were granted, granted conditionally, refused, withdrawn or pending). It will also include any listed buildings consents or planning enforcement notices or tree preservation orders.

Local Authority Searches consists of two elements an LLC1, a search of the Local Land Charges Registers, and a Con29 which is a set of standard enquiries recommended by the Law Society to reveal vital information that could impact the purchaser’s decision.

What happens after searches come back?

When the search results are back, your solicitor will send a copy of them to you with a report summarising the main points. These usually take 2 to 3 weeks but the local authority search can take up to 6 weeks depending on the area and workload of the relevant local authority.

How long does it take to exchange after searches?

The time between conveyancing searches and exchange of contracts is typically between 1 and 3 weeks. Although this may seem like quite a long time, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re on the home straight!

What is a local land charge?

An obligation or restriction on the property that is enforceable against successive owners, such as the conditions in a planning consent, tree preservation order, listed building or enforcement notice. These must be registered by the Local Authority in the Local Land Charges Register.

Can I do my own conveyancing searches?

“If you are busy, you can still do your own conveyancing using title searchers and pay less than $200 in total fees for their services, as well as the normal $150-$300 disbursements for fees and certificates.”

What do local authority searches reveal?

A Local Search provides information in relation to the roadways serving the property, whether there are any planning permission and applications (where they have been granted, issued or refused) and a vast amount of other information.

What is a land charge certificate?

Where property is registered with HM Land Registry the Charge Certificate will prove the ownership or transfer of land. This includes Freehold and Leasehold Interests. The registered proprietor will be issued with the certificate.

How long do local land searches take?

around two to three weeksAs a rough guide, searches typically take around two to three weeks to complete, but remember that their results may prompt your solicitor to make further enquiries.

How much do local authority searches cost?

Personal search company fees usually range between £75- £120 for a standard search. Alternatively, you could purchase a fixed fee ‘bundle’ package from your conveyancing solicitor to cover the four main report criteria (Local Authority, Drainage and Water, Environmental and Chancel reports).

Why do property searches take so long?

That’s because the amount of time they take is somewhat out of their control. Searches including checking the flood risk of the property, looking for any potential environmental hazards, and confirming how the property is connected to the local water system.