COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Land charges and personal searches

Updates on changes to the Land Charges and personal searches due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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When you buy a house or land there are a number of checks to make sure there are no problems with the property that would result in a charge being sought from yourself as the owner.

Please note that that under the provisions of the Infrastructure Act 2015, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's Local Land Charges register will transfer to HMLR as from 26th May 2021.  This means that we will no longer provide the LLC1 part of the search but will continue to provide responses to the Con29 and Con290 searches.

As part of the transitory arrangements, please be aware that 2 weeks before the transfer date i.e. 12th May 2021, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council will no longer accept LLC1 search requests directly.  Search requests should be made directly to HMLR as from 26th May 2021.  

Please note that requests for Con29 & Con29O searches only will not be affected and will continue as normal.

Please see further news on this from HMLR below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-local-authorities-join-hm-land-registry-s-local-land-charges-register

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