During the Coronavirus/Covid-19 epidemic, some Local Authorites are closing or offering only a limited service.

Below is today’s list of those local authorities who are unable to complete LLC1 and CON29 requests.

Keeping you informed.

When ordering searches from an affected local authority a warning will be given, informing you that the search result will be delayed. Orders can still be placed and these will be queued at the local authority until their service resumes.

What are your options?

The number of Local Authorities who have resumed their Local Land Charge service is growing all the time.

Initially some 36 LAs temporarily suspended their service, however now only a relatively small number (11 as at 20/05/2020) are suspended.

If you need to order searches from an affected local authority you will still be able to do so but the search will be delayed. In some cases a personal search may be available, depending on whether the personal search company will be able to access the LA’s data online or if the LA will respond to data requests by email. Please contact us and we will let you know if a personal search is available.

If a local search isn’t available and the matter is urgent a No Search/Search Delay indemnity policy is available online. These can be drafted with variable levels of indemnity; up to £5m residential and £20m commercial.

Local Authority Can the authority provide the LLC1? Can the authority provide the Con29? Current Situation
Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council Yes No Service Partially Resumed – Local Land Charges have confirmed they have now started to accept search requests for LLC1 only.
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council Yes No Service Partially Resumed – Local Land Charges have confirmed they have now started to accept search requests for LLC1 only.
Wrexham County Borough Council No No Service Interruption – Local land Charges have temporarily suspended the acceptance of any NEW search requests (Official and Personal) due to Land Charge systems not able to facilitate homeworking. Please contact us to discuss alternative options.
York Council No No Service Interruption – Local land Charges have temporarily suspended the acceptance of any NEW search requests (Official and Personal) due to Land Charge systems not able to facilitate homeworking. Please contact us to discuss alternative options.

Last updated 26/06/2020 – this list will be updated as we receive further information.