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Local land searches

Current changes to service

Land searches will be returned via email or via the relevant search portal.

Due to the high volume of requests, the turnaround time is currently 10 working days. You will be notified if there will be any further delay.

A Local Land Search consists of two sections:

  1. Local Land Charges Register32.03KB
    This is a search of the Local Land Charges Register maintained and updated by the Local Authority.
  2. Enquiries of Local Authority55.29KB
    This is a standard form of enquiry requesting details of highways, planning and environmental history that may affect a particular property or piece of land.
  3. Optional Enquiries of Local Authority61.85KB

Please include the following in all applications:

  • Fully completed LLC1 and CON 29 forms in duplicate
  • The correct fee (more on fees)
  • All cheques made payable to South Tyneside Council
  • An up to date ordnance survey plan to assist in identification

All searches will be returned by either DX system, first class post, electronically (if submitted via NLIS), or by email.

Please contact for details of our email service.


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