Local land charges: Personal search

Important update

A personal search is an inspection of the local land charges register and provides all council held information that would be given on a full LLC 1 and CON 29R search.There is no charge for this service but the process would involve the person carrying out the search to physically come in to the council offices. This process has had to change.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, government guidance restricting non-essential travel or contact with others has meant that the majority of our staff will be working from home.  We understand that Personal Search companies are also impacted by this and want to ensure minimal disruption to their business. We have now made contingency arrangements.

Any company requiring a personal search may submit up to 5 searches, per week, per company via email. We would require a map with the outline of the area to be searched highlighted in red accompanying each search.  We will provide a copy of the local land charges register and replies to the Con29R only.

Please submit your request  to landcharges@towerhamlets.gov.uk and clearly state in the subject line of the email ‘PERSONAL SEARCH’ followed by the address of the site. Replies will be sent to the original email address in pdf format.

We will aim to get replies to you within 10 working days or sooner if possible.  Please bear with us as our systems are under considerable stress due to the current situation.

We trust that this will continued service provision.