Personal searches


  1. Overview
  2. Appointments
  3. Before the appointment
  4. About personal searches

Current changes in service

Last updated: 21 June 2022.

Due to the high volume of personal search requests being received, the turnaround time is currently 20 working days.

We have increased the number of personal search slots available each week, however these are being filled quickly.

Personal search information is also currently being returned via email.


Anyone may make a personal search of the Local Land Charges Register free of charge, by appointment. 


Appointments are available on a "first come, first served" basis.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Local Land Charges team on 0191 424 7205.  

Before the appointment

Anyone wishing to make a personal search of the Register should provide the Local Land Charges Team with details of the property be searched against no later than 2 full working days before the appointment.

About personal searches

It must be stressed that a personal search is only of the Local Land Charges Register and does not provide answers to questions asked on the CON29 enquiry form. Once the register has been inspected, the personal search has been concluded.

You may also examine other registers open to public inspection including the Planning Register.

For more information, see How to access and inspect the local land charges register and component CON29 data.