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A Local Search is a legal report used within conveyancing when buying, selling or leasing properties/land. The search is used to assist the purchaser/lessee and/or mortgage/loan company to make a decision as to whether or not to invest their money.

Customer Notice

In 2021, our Local Land Charges Register migrated to HM Land Registry’s National Register. To apply for a LLC1 you will be able to access a digital service through Portal, Business Gateway and on HM Land Registry’s GOV.UK page.

Dudley MBC continues to provide the replies to Con29 enquiries. It is important to remember to only submit the required fee for the Con29 to us. For more information, please visit GOV.UK.


The type of search you do depends on your individual needs, and what information has already been collated.  A search consists of two parts: 

  • The LLC1 form - this deals with all register-able charges
  •  There are two types of this, either CON29R or CON290

Our Local Land Charges Team can also supply copies of Section 33, 106 and 38 agreements upon request and advance payment of an admin fee. 

Current fees

Please find below a list which shows the fees (inclusive of VAT) that we charge in respect of Local Searches:

  • Con29 R - £138
  • Con29 R (each extra parcel) - £24 each
  • Con29 O (optional questions 4-22) - £24 each

  • Cancellation of search - £72
  • Copy/Administration Fee - £24

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