Key Performance Information

Standard land charge searches taking less than five days

A local land charges search is undertaken as part of the conveyancing process when a property or a piece of land is being purchased, leased, valued or re-mortgaged.

The object of the search is to uncover any restrictions or legal obligations against the site such as tree preservation orders, conditional planning consents, conservation areas, listed buildings, etc.

The aim of this indicator is to reduce the time it takes to complete the search and for purchasers of land to receive full information on the land or property they are going to buy. It will speed up the process of buying land or property.