Based within Corporate Support Services, the Land Charges Unit
maintains a Register of Charges against properties and land within
the Vale of Glamorgan.
The purpose of a Local Search is to supply the
homebuyer with information about the property he / she may be
buying. The homebuyer would inform their solicitor acting for
them to proceed with the Local Search.
Local Searches can be received by the Council
in three ways ::
- Computerised searches via NLIS Providers
- Direct Exchange
The turnaround time for a Local Search is an average of 5 to 10
Local Land Charges Fees and Access Guide
Following a review of service provision the Vale of Glamorgan
Council will be offering the following services:-
1. Full Access to Information - CON29R Raw Data Search (Code
Responses to every question on the CON29R can be obtained by
contacting the Local Land Charges section (see fee table and access
to information procedure below).
2. Access to Information - CON29R Raw Data Search (without
Planning and Highways Register)(Code RA2)
Alternatively, information relating to (Q1.1(a) to (e) Planning
and 2(a) Highways) can be obtained free of charge direct from the
relevant department (see ‘Miscellaneous Information’ below for
contacts). Remaining responses to the CON29 raw data will be
provided by Local Land Charges (see fee table below and access to
information procedure below).
3. Statutory Personal Search Service (Code PE1)
The £15 search service we currently provide will continue,
unchanged. However, if you wish to inspect the information at our
premesis there is no charge.
4. Full LLC1 and CON29R Search
This search is available via the National Land Information
or direct from one of the following NLIS channels
or www.searchflow.co.uk/ or
Searches can also be submitted on paper forms. Contact Land
Charges for further information.
We do not offer an electronic submission via our website at
Access to Information Procedure
CON29R Raw Data Searches (RA1 and RA2)
Initial enquiries should be made of the Land Charges section and
dependent on the extent / nature of the information required, this
can be provided by means of a tailored report (comprising the fees
shown in the attached schedule).
Please telephone the appropriate Sections to view entries in the
Planning and Highways register or for Environmental Health queries
(see ‘Miscellaneous Information’ for contact and location
Tailored reports will normally be supplied within 5 working
Statutory Personal Search (PE1)
Our procedure here remains the same. Searches can be booked in
up to 11.00 a.m. for collection after 2.00 p.m. the following day
(searches booked in on a Friday will be for available for
collection on the following Monday). If a company requires a
statutory personal search combined with a CON29R raw data search,
they have the option to pick up both together upon 5 working days’
notice. Please telephone Land Charges for this option.
A clearly marked plan and address must be faxed or e-mailed to
us to confirm the details. Please note you will be unable to carry
out a search if we have not received a plan at the time of request.
When faxing or e-mailing your confirmation, please include the
following information: (1) Your business address and telephone
number; (2) Date and time of collection; (3) Description of
addresses to be searched; (4) Search type, using code RA1, RA2 or
PE1; (5) Clear, unambiguous, plans for all searches.
Fees and Payments
Full LLC1 and Con29 Search - £125.00
LLC1 - £6.00
Statutory Personal Search Service - £15.00
Common Land Searches (if requested - £14.00
with full search)
Inspection of local charges information at RMU by
appointment - no charge.
Raw Data Searches or CON29O Enquiries and Common Land Searches
will be subject to a system handling cost of £13.51 in addition to
fees shown in the attached schedule for individual questions.
Normal office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00
p.m. and Friday 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Office locations for enquiries and collection of information
For Planning Register information only contact the Planning
Section 01446 704600
(Location – The Dock Office, Subway Road, Barry, CF63 4RT)
For Highways Register information only telephone Highways
on 01446 704600 (Location – Dock Office, Subway Road, Barry,
For Environmental Health enquiries only contact 01446 709804
For Drainage Enquiries, contact Welsh Water NDC, PO Box 10,
Treharris, CF46 6XZ. Tel 01443 331155.
For replies to CON29O Enquiries, please submit the CON29O
Enquiry form as usual. The cost of each Enquiry is £11.
To inspect the Common Land and Town and Village Green Register,
contact Land Charges 01446 709417/8
For any further enquiries and for any comments regarding the
service, please contact tel 01446 709418.
Please write to :
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Civic Offices, Holton Road, CF63 4RU
To inspect land charge information at the Records Management
Unit, telephone 01446 709418, Record Management Unit (RMU) at the
side of Barry Leisrue Centre, Greenwood Street, Barry, CF63