Property and personal searches

Property searches

When you borrow money against a property, the lender invariably requires a Local Authority Search to be carried out.

As buying a property is usually the biggest financial commitment most of us make, we would always recommend that you use a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to carry out the conveyancing and searches.

All search requests should be accompanied by an Ordnance Survey quality site plan. Commercial, industrial and land site requests must be accompanied by a site plan.

If you are unable to provide a plan the Local Land Charges Office can provide an Ordnance Survey extract from our Geographical Information System for you to mark the location of the site. Please contact us if you require this service for which there is no charge.

The easiest way to submit your search request is by using the Council's own electronic search portal Land Charges online

The benefits of using the Council’s own portal include:

  • order and pay for your search online
  • select addresses from the Council's central database
  • the search request goes directly from your browser to the local land charges team
  • you can also maintain a history of your search requests and results
  • results are fully downloadable
  • unlike some other search portal providers, we do not charge an additional transaction fee

First-time users will have to register to use the portal. Please note that we are currently unable to offer replies to individual CON29 enquiries using this system.

Order and pay for your search

You can also:

  • email land.charges@bexley.gov.uk We will then email you a link which will allow you to use your debit/credit card to pay online securely
  • telephone 020 3045 4000 to pay by debit/credit card. The results will be returned by email
  • Searches can also be submitted by post or DX; our DX number is DX31807 Bexleyheath 1. These should be accompanied by a cheque made payable to London Borough of Bexley. Please provide an email address if you would like your results to be returned electronically

We aim to return all search requests including requests to view the Register of Local Land Charges at the Civic Offices within five working days.

If the search is urgent then please let us know as we may be able to arrange an urgent response. There is no additional charge for this.

Personal searches

You can view the Register of Local Land Charges data online free of charge by using the Council’s own electronic search portal.

Our electronic portal will allow you to view the Register data remotely. By using this system, you can order and view your personal search Register data requests and results. You can also maintain a history of your personal search data requests and results. First-time users will have to register to use the portal.

Non-registerable planning decisions from 1977 onwards can be accessed by viewing Planning applications online.

This portal is for Local Land Charges Register data only. You cannot use this portal to access CON29 data.

Search fees

Search fees are for residential and commercial. VAT is chargeable on Con 29 fees.

Fees for local authority searches cannot be waived.

Local land charges search fees
Search enquiry Net fee VAT Total fee
Standard Search (LLC1 and Con29) £96.33 £13.67 £110.00
LLC1 only £28.00 N/A £28.00
Con29 only £68.33 £13.67 £82.00
Additional parcel LLC1 only £9.00 N/A £9.00
Additional parcel Con29 only £27.50 £5.50 £33.00
Each Con29O optional enquiry £27.50 £5.50 £33.00
Personal search inspection of the Register of Local Land Charges at the Civic Offices (Environmental Information Regulations) Free N/A Free
Each additional question £55.00 N/A £55.00
Copy documents - per document £16.00 N/A £16.00
Duplicate search Free N/A Free

Environmental Information Regulations Con29

Where to inspect property search information for replies to enquiries on Form Con29

1 Planning and building regulations

1.1

  • (a) to (f) For planning applications from 1 August 1977, please refer to Find and comment on planning applications
  • (g) to (i) Current orders are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder
  • (j) to (l) By appointment with Building Control, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5710

Copies of all planning and building control decisions can be obtained from Building Control Admin, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT.

1.2 Planning designations and proposals

Please refer to:


2.1 Roads and Public Rights of Way

By appointment with Strategic Planning & Transportation, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5852.

2.2 Please refer to Public Rights of Way
2.3 These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder
2.4 Please refer to Public Rights of Way

3 Other matters

3.1 Land required for public purposes

Please refer to Planning policy and guidance and Find and comment on planning applications

3.2 Land to be acquired for road works

By appointment with Strategic Planning & Transportation, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5852.

3.3 Drainage matters

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

3.4 Nearby road schemes

By appointment with Strategic Planning & Transportation, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5852.

3.5 Nearby railway schemes

  • (a) by appointment with Strategic Planning & Transportation, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5852
  • (b) yes in respect of the proposed Crossrail Scheme. Further information can be obtained from Crossrail Limited, CS28/Y2/01, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ

3.6 Traffic schemes

By appointment with Strategic Planning & Transportation, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5852.

3.7 Outstanding notices

  • (a) by appointment with Building Control, Civic Offices,2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5710
  • (b), (c), (d) and (f) By appointment with Environmental Health, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5602
  • (e) by appointment with Strategic Planning & Transportation, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5852
  • (g) these are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder

3.8 Infringement of building notices

By appointment with Building Control, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 8308 7710.

3.9 Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Acts

For pending or proposed orders, please contact Development Control Civic Offices,2 Watling Street ,Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5719.

3.10 Community Infrastructure Levy

  • (a) yes in respect of The Mayor of London CIL and The London Borough of Bexley CIL
  • (b) to (h) These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder

3.11 Conservation areas

Information is available on line at Conservation, heritage and biodiversity and Find and comment on planning applications

3.12 Compulsory purchase

Current orders are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the Compulsory Purchase Order Folder.

3.13 Contaminated land

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

3.14 Radon Gas

Please refer to UKradon.

3.15 Assets of community value

Please refer to Assets if community value.

Environmental Information Regulations Con29O

Where to inspect property search information for replies to optional enquiries on Form Con29O

4 Road proposals by private bodies

(a) and (b) please refer to Find and comment on planning applications

5 Advertisements

Please refer to Find and comment on planning applications

6 Completion Notices

No Completion Notices have been issued by this authority

7 Parks and countryside

7.1 There are no Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty In The London Borough of Bexley

7.2 There are no National Parks within The London Borough of Bexley

8 Pipelines

Based on the information from the maps deposited by British Gas, this Council cannot show with accuracy the position of gas pipelines on private land. Enquiries can be made to plantlocation@sgn.co.uk

9 Houses in multiple occupation

By appointment with Environmental Health, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5602.

10 Noise abatement

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

11 Urban development areas

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

12 Enterprise zones and local development orders

12.1 These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

12.2 Bexleyheath BID, Sidcup Partners

13 Inner urban improvement areas

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

14 Simplified planning zones

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

15 Land maintenance notices

By appointment with Environmental Health, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5602.

16 Mineral consultation and safeguarding areas

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

17 Hazardous substances consents

17.1 Please refer to Find and comment on planning applications Enter */HAZ* in the search box.

17.2(a) Copies of all planning decisions can be obtained from: Building Control Admin, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT

17.2(b) Please refer to Find and comment on planning applications Enter */HAZ* in the search box.

18 Environmental and pollution notices

By appointment with Environmental Health, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5602.

19 Food safety notices

By appointment with Environmental Health, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT. Telephone 020 3045 5602.

20 Hedgerow notices

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

21 Flood defence and drainage consents

These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder

22 Common land and town or village green

22.1 A copy of the Register is available for inspection at Reception, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

22.2 These are available to view at the Contact Centre, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT in the CON29 Inspection Folder.

22.3 For copies, please contact The Local Land Charges Team, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT