LLCSearch fees and charges

The turnaround time for official searches is approximately 20 working days.


Search fees and other charges from 1 April 2015

LLC1 and CON 29R

Basic Official Search - £97.30 - this includes £15.18

payable to Essex Highways on behalf of Essex County Council for reply to the Highways enquiries.


Optional Enquiries - numbers 4 to 21 inclusive - £12 each - a £18 administration fee is payable if any optional enquiries are raised separately.

CON 29

Optional Enquiry number 22 - Common Land, Town and Village Green - £16.80 - this fee is charged by Essex County Council to provide the information. NB A £18 administration fee is payable if Optional Enquiry No 22 is raised separately.

Other charges 

Solicitor's additional enquiries - £24 each

We are unable to reply to enquiries relating to Highway matters. Please refer your enquiry to County Highways using the contact details below.

Extra parcel of land - £17.60 per parcel

Personal search of the Local Land Charges Register only - free of charge

If refined CON 29R data is required, these enquiries will still be chargeable (see below).


Certificate only - £23.50 each

Copy of search - £15

Copy of LLC1 certificate only - £10


CON 29R only - £73.80 each

Copy of CON 29 search - £15


CON 29R compiled refined data fee

Building control package Q.1. f-h, 3.7.a and 3.8

Price - £3.70 (or £0.74 per enquiry)

Planning package Q. 3.1, 3.5, 3.9 a-n, 3.10b, 3.11

Price - £13.20 (or £0.73 per enquiry)

Environmental health package Q3.7 b-d and f

Price - £6.85 (or £1.71 per enquiry)

Highways Q.2 a-d, 3.2, 3.4 a-f, 3.6a-l, 3.7 e

This information should be requested from Mouchel

Drainage Q.3.3 a-b

This information should be requested from Thames Water

Whole package

Price - £23.75 - total fee for all chargeable CON 29 enquiries available through Epping Forest District Council


For detailed information relating to the breakdown of the fees, please see the document below:


Payment and contact information

All payments must be by cheque and payable to Epping Forest District Council (EFDC), and sent to the council at the address below.



Phone Contact us

For all land ownership enquiries go to the Land Registry website.

Contact our local land charges team

  • Email
  • Telephone 01992 564327, 01992 564158 or 01992 564079
  • You can write to us at Local Land Charges, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

View our full contact details


Apply for it 

Request a search online via NLIS (This service is intended for Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers)

Phone Personal Searches

You can make an appointment for a Personal Search between 9.30 and 11.30, by callings us on Telephone: 01992 564327, 01992 564158 or 01992 564079

View our full contact details


Phone Contact Highways....

Telephone: 0345 603 7631

Or you can write to them at:
Land Charges and Searches Team Leader, Essex Highways, Seax House, Victoria Road South,  Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH


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