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Local Land Charges and Highway Extents

VAT Implementation

VAT will be applied to all CON 29 searches and Highway Extents searches from 1 March 2017.

New charging schedule effective from 1 April 2018 is available.


Highway and Con29 search enquiries

When buying or leasing a property, part of the procedure is to conduct Local Land Charge searches. These searches are normally completed by a legal representative of the purchaser. 

The legal representatives may submit forms:

  • LLC1 (Search of the Local Land Charges Register)
  • CON29 (Enquiries of Local Authority)

The forms will be submitted to the relevant District Council together with the appropriate fee. They set out a list of standard enquiries agreed with the Law Society.

For Buckinghamshire, the questions on the CON29 are split between the county council (County Planning and Highway matters) and the district councils to answer. On occasion, a CON29 maybe sent to the county council directly if the questions are only applicable to them.

You can apply for a CON29 online.


Enhanced search

We operate an enhanced search service for information on a particular property or
piece of land.

Our procedure for dealing with these search enquiries is set out in our Access to Property Records Policy 'Guide to Accessing Property Records'.

Please note that we do not give information relating to the adopted highway over the telephone.

On request we supply tailored reports for Con29R and Con29O information. This enquiry is part of the procedure when buying or leasing a property and is normally carried out by a solicitor acting on behalf of a buyer.

We charge for providing this information under an enhanced service and a schedule of fees can be downloaded below.

From 1 March 2017 Buckinghamshire County Council will charge VAT on:

  • CON29R
  • CON29O
  • Highway Extents
  • solicitors own questions

How to get in touch

For more information email



Guide to Accessing Property Records
Charging Schedule

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