A 'local authority search' and a 'local land charge search' are two different names for the same thing. They are a two-part search carried out when property or land is valued, purchased or leased.
The first part of the search is done by district councils who look at the land register to see whether the property or land being purchased is affected by matters such as tree preservation orders or listed building status.
The second part of the search is then passed to us to supply information about public highways. This is called a CON29 request.
How to apply
We can complete the highways section of a CON29 request for you.
The standard cost of each property search is £21 plus VAT.
Once we receive your plan, address details and fee we aim to respond within 10 working days by email.
If you are requesting a search of an area then please submit each application with no more than 4 adjoining Land Registry tile numbers with relevant addresses and road names.
How to pay
You can pay for your CON29 by:
- cheque (should be made payable to KENT COUNTY COUNCIL)
- direct/credit card
- Bacs (Bankers Automated Clearing System)
- CHAPS (Clearing House Automated Payment System).
Details for payment by direct/credit card, Bacs or CHAPS can be provided upon request.
Applications and payments must be sent to:
Highway Definition Team, Ashford Depot, Javelin Way, Henwood Industrial Estate, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AD.
Or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To understand how we'll your personal information, read our privacy notice.
How we use your information
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