Welcome to Local Land Charges unit
We are a specialist team providing detailed highway information in response to the CON29 and CON29 Optional (common land and village greens) enquiries forms, as part of property and land transactions in our role as both Highways Authority and Commons Registration Authority.
- Lutfa Amin - Local Land Charges Manager
- Claire Johnson - Business Support Officer
- Iona Keating - Business Support Officer
If you need to contact the Land Charges team at Suffolk County Council, you can telephone 01473 264190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By prior appointment only you can visit us at:
Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH
Request a local land charges search
A local land charge search is used to find any restrictions and legal obligations on a site as part of the conveyancing process.
It may be required when a property or parcel of land is being purchased, leased or re-mortgaged.
A full local authority search requires two forms:
- Local Land Charges 1 (LLC1)
- Conveyancing 29 (CON 29)
Contact your district or borough council to arrange a LLC1 search.
We provide CON 29 searches.
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Commons and village greens
The Commons Registration Act 1965 required local authorities in England and Wales to establish registers of common land and town and village greens within their areas; recording the extent of the land, the owners of the land and any rights held over the common.
Land charges compile, maintain and, if appropriate, amend the registers of commons and town and village greens.
We do not normally become involved in the management of commons or the enforcement or protection of rights of common, unless we happen also to be the owners of those commons, or manage them by agreement.