Local land charges search

The local land charges register holds a central source of information on properties within Tower Hamlets.

When you buy a property or piece of land, it’s important that you or your solicitor arrange for a search of the register. This will tell you about any restrictions (charges) which may affect the property or land.

The register includes information about:

  • planning permissions and agreements
  • environmental health notices
  • listed building charges
  • tree preservation orders
  • plans for new roads.

Types of searches

If you are not sure which type of search you need, please speak to your solicitor or contact us.

Other searches

Register of common land and village greens

See the common land and village greens register and application page.

Water searches

Drainage enquiries should be made to Thames Water. For further information and contact details please visit the Thames Water website.

Highways searches

To request a highways search, please email highway.search@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Highways search fees:

  • £125 for a plan and up to five questions.
  • £50 for just a plan.
  • £20 per additional question in excess of the five allotted for the £125 search or £20 per question asked with a plan.

Payment can be made by debit or credit card over the phone (0207 364 3214) or by sending a cheque (made payable to LBTH) to: 

Public Realm Admin (Highway Search)
John Onslow House
1 Ewart Place
E3 5EQ   

Land charges and traffic schemes