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Local Land Charges

Swale Borough Council's fees changed on 1 December 2017. Below is table of the new charges.

For further information or if you have any questions, please email pslandcharges@midkent.gov.uk.

Official Search Fees

Application

VAT charged

Fee without VAT

Fee with VAT

LLC1 and CON29 standard search

Partly

£130

£149

LLC1 and CON29 additional parcel of land

Yes

£25

£28

LLC1 standard search

No

£35

LLC1 additional parcel of land

No

£10

CON29 questions

Yes

£95

£114

CON29 optional question 22

Yes

£24

£28.80

All other CON29 optional questions

Yes

£10 each

£12 each

CON29 Additional Parcel of Land

Yes

£15

£3

Additional questions

Yes

£18.33 each

£22 each

Personal search of the register

No

Free

Personal Search CON29 Fees

Con 29 Question Number

Description

Fee with VAT

1.1 (a-i)

Planning decisions and applications

£6

1.1 (j-l)

Building control decisions

£6

1.2

Planning policy

Self-serve

2.1 (a)

Highway maintenance status

Self-serve

2.1 (b-d)

Highway maintenance status

£6

3.1

Land required for public services

£3

3.2

Land for road works

Self-serve

3.3

Drainage

£3

3.4 (b-d)

Nearby road schemes

Self-serve

3.5 (a-b)

Nearby railway schemes

£3

3.6 (a-l)

Traffic schemes

Self-serve

3.7 (a-g)

Outstanding notices

£12

3.8

Contravention of building regulations

£3

3.9 (a-n)

Enforcement notices and planning orders

£6

3.10

Community infrastructure levy

Self-serve

3.11 (a)

Conservation areas

Self-serve

3.11 (b)

Conservation areas

Self-serve

3.12

Compulsory Purchase

£3

3.13 (a)

Contaminated land

Free

3.13 (b)

Contaminated land

£3

3.13 (c)

Contaminated land

£3

3.14

Radon gas

Self-serve

3.15

Assets of community value

Self-serve

Search Submissions

From 12 October 2016, full searches can be emailed to us.

You'll need to make payment at the same time. You can pay for a:

For personal searches, you'll still need to submit your request to the land charges team at pslandcharges@midkent.gov.uk.

VAT

HMRC have said that VAT will be charged on CON29 search fees starting 31 March 2017. Please review our fee pages for more information. Any searches received on 31 March that do not have the correct fee will be returned to the Solicitor or Agent.

New Forms

On 4 July 2016 new LLC1 and CON29 forms were published. You can buy them from the Oyez Store website. The CON29 form includes some additional questions about things like the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and assets of community value.  You need to submit your searches on the new forms or they will be returned.

Online Portal

We're currently building a new portal for people to submit, pay and receive searches online. This should be up and running in 2017.

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