The Local Authority is the only source for an official certificated search.
For the LLC1 certificate, experienced and skilled Officers inspect and interpret the Local Land Charges Registers, then provide the full information for that property or piece of land. See an example LLC1 form.
The other part of a Full Search is known as the Con29. This answers over 60 questions, and is also completed by fully trained and experienced staff in each of the four additional relevant sections: Planning, Building Control, Environmental Health and Highways.
The officers refine the information and reveal the details that are relevant to the property or land being searched. See an example Con29 form.
A personal search can be carried out by the home mover themselves, or by a private personal search agent or company. With a personal search, the person undertaking the search has access to inspect the Local Land Charges Registers.
A personal search does not include the Con29 form information or the official LLC1 certificate, unless this is requested at an additional cost by the person or company performing the search.
Due to the suspension of Home Information Packs (HIPS) by the Government on May 21st 2010, Personal Search Companies are no longer required to reveal all Con29 information, as was the case when HIPS were in force.
For all Official Local Authority searches, we endeavour to return the search within five working days, and respond to all follow up enquiries to your search within 24 hours.