Melton Borough Council

Local land charges

All searches received from 31st March 2017 will require a fee which includes VAT at 20% on CON29 and CON29O forms.

Personal Search requests

Our offices at Parkside Melton Mowbray are not able to maintain the Personal Search service by means of appointments at the office.

Personal search information is made available by e-mail as the sole means of providing this service.

Please send requests to

Please note that our resources and working practices are susceptible to the current situation and the guidance we receive from Government. It is highly likely that normal practices may become interrupted (both within our organisation and those with whom we liaise in order to complete searches) which may result in longer than normal response periods.

We will endeavour to advise all of our customers should we experience these difficulties, with an estimation of their anticipated impacts and regular updates.


Pay for a Local Land Charge


House sales

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance for the general public on “How to buy a home” and “How to sell a home”.

As of 1st July 2017 the Council is no longer manually updating the plotting sheets. The data is available via the map search on the Council’s planning application public access site which can be viewed here:
Planning application public assess site 

Property searches

Anyone buying, leasing or mortgaging a property or land (or their legal representatives) in Leicestershire has to contact the relevant local authority to carry out a property search.

Property searches are required to find out if there are any matters affecting a building or plot of land such as tree preservation orders, listed building status and planning applications.

There are two methods of making a search:

  • Standard local land charges search is usually made up of two parts: LLC1 - Official Certificate of Search. Please see our table of fees for the costs of a standard search and the optional questions.    (Please note, Expedite searches - please call before you submit your documents and payment to check the service availability)

  • Standard searches of the Local Land Charges Register in Leicestershire have been made easier with the launch of a central website to request and access information.

The new Leicestershire Searches service allows people to request Local Land Charges Searches for all properties in Leicestershire in one place, making the process quicker and simpler.

  • Personal search, anyone can inspect the Local Land Charges Register at Parkside by arranging an appointment (available between 10am till 4pm) with the Land Charges team on 01664 502502 or email

What we need:

  • 48 hours’ notice
  • the name of the person or company carrying out the search
  • the full address of the property, with the area to be searched clearly outlined in advance of the appointment

Please note: It is the responsibility of the person carrying out the search to identify relevant information and make notes.  Local Authority staff can only offer factual clarification on matters. There is a right to inspect the registers, however, there is no right to copy this information by the way or use of cameras, mobile phones, digital pens or by the use of USB memory sticks) extracting copies in such a manner is not allowed, as you would be in breach of copyright under, The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Copies can be supplied for a fee.  Please make a request at the Customer Services Desk and the Local Land Charges department will send you the information as soon as possible.


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Comments and suggestions can be made to:

Local Land Charges Department
Melton Borough Council,
Parkside, Station Approach,
Burton Street, Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire, LE13 1GH. 

A formal complaint about the service can be made in writing to Customer Services, at the above address, or emailed to