Personal searches

What is a personal search?

A personal search is an inspection of the Local Land Charges Register. This can be carried out by anyone. The council also provides a one-stop shop facility.

Inspection of the Local Land Charges Register is free. Please contact the Local Land Charges Team to arrange for an inspection.

Please be aware that when you make a request to inspect the Local Land Charges Register you will be provided with data as it is produced by our system. Should you require assistance to interpret the information or require a more timely visit to our offices, please see the information below covering our assisted search and one-stop-shop services.

How to book a personal search

You can book to conduct a personal search by appointment on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30am and 4pm. Please book your request at least 48 hours in advance and send us an appropriate property address and site plan to which the search relates. The fee is 25p per page of the register.

Access to the Local Land Charges Register is available at:

Land Charges Section
Time Square
Market Street
RG12 1JD

Tel : 01344 351778 / 351779 / 351780
Send an enquiry

It is the responsibility of the person carrying out the personal search to identify the land/property and to make notes of any information held on the register. Please note that we do not have an obligation to answer any supplementary enquiries when a person is making a personal search.

Other information

Information independently relating to highways, building control, planning and trees can be obtained from the individual sections responsible at Time Square via Customer Services on 01344 352000 or by using the enquiry form.

It is also possible to view building regulation and planning information online:

With regards to question 3.3 and Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), as Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 has not been brought in to force. The council is not required to keep any records regarding sustainable drainage systems, maintenance responsibilities or surface water drainage charges for any individual properties. This question is therefore not answerable by this authority.

With regards to question 3.10 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), please contact our Planning team and Accounts Receivable Team on our customer services phone number 01344 352000.

With regards to question 3.15 and Assets of Community Value, please see Excel file downloadList of assets nominated (Excel, 291kb) or for any additional related information contact Legal Services on our customer services phone number 01344 352000.

Assisted search service

We are pleased to be able to supply a copy of the Local Land Charges Register, collated and checked for accuracy by our knowledgeable team. The cost of this service is currently £22 and includes the cost of photocopies.

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