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Land Charges

Coronavirus Updates

Last updated on 16 April 2020

Please note that as of 6 April 2020 we will be processing full local authority searches and will also be processing and returning personal searches.

We ask that customers be patient as we will be operating a limited service and will continue to respond to requests as soon as possible.

We will endeavour to provide the best service we are able to but cannot guarantee turnover times at this time.

Please continue to contact us via email.

Land Charges search enquiries using the CON29R or CON29O enquiry forms, available from the Oyez website, are used in connection with the purchase of land and property.

Introduction of Total Land Charges (TLC)

In the coming weeks, the Land Charges department will be introducing a new system called Total Land Charges (TLC).

This system will include an portal where CON29s can be submitted and paid for online.

St Helens Land Charges Register is moving

In late 2019 to early 2020, the St Helens land charges register will be transferred to HM Land Registry.

We will still continue to accept requests for CON29s after the move is completed.

Enquiries may be submitted by:

  • post
  • email

Searches may be submitted directly to our land charges email address (Word documents only).

You may submit a cheque to use made payable to ‘St Helens Council’ with your application; alternatively if you provide us with a daytime contact number we will contact you to pay by card.

All searches are returned by email within a maximum of 10 working days.

Enquiries can also be submitted through the NLIS website.

All enquiries should be submitted together with an up-to-date plan (to scale) with the boundary edged in red.

If you wish to identify the property (and surrounding area) that is the subject of your search enquiry, please visit My Location Service.

Please be aware of the Licensing and Land Charges Privacy Policy.

Current fees

Please click here for the current land charges fees.

Any person wishing to carry out a personal search of the Land Charges Register will need to email us.

The Land Charges Register is held in paper form.

Each premises 'card' identifies any registerable entry and will contain references to areas such as planning consents and Tree Preservation Orders.

If there is no registerable entry relating to the property, there will be no 'card' and you will be advised accordingly.

If you wish to view or obtain copies of any of the documents listed on the register (e.g. planning permissions), you should contact the appropriate council department.