What is the Local Land Charges register?
The Register of Local Land Charges contains details of all local land charges registered against a property.
The register consists of matters of outstanding liability for road and other financial charges, home improvement grants, tree preservation orders and other notices of restriction or prohibition on a parcel of land, either to secure the payment of a sum of money or to limit the use of the property.
It is a statutory requirement that all Local Authorities within England and Wales compile, maintain and regularly update their Local Land Charges Register.
The register consists of twelve parts; set out below are examples of two types of information that might be found on the register:-
- Conservation areas - these areas have been designated by the local planning authority post 1974 as areas containing special architectural or historic interest.
- Financial charges - usually these amounts have been incurred as a result of works carried out by the council.