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 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

Building regulations and planning information

You can view building regulation and planning information online:

Alternatively, you can use our enquiry form to request information relating to highways, building control, planning and trees.

Sustainable drainage systems

Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 has not been brought into 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. We therefore cannot answer question 3.3 of the CON 29 form.

Community infrastructure levy

Please contact our Planning Team and Accounts Receivable Team about question 3.10 of the CON 29 form.

Assets of community value

With regards to question 3.15 and Assets of Community Value, please see Excel file downloadList of assets nominated (Excel, 291kb). For any additional related information, please contact Legal Services.

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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