Please note: free, zero charge personal searches are not checked before dispatch. All properties within Enfield are subject to the Clean Air Act 1956, Smoke Control Order Zone, and restrictions to permitted development direction relating to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
If you would like a checked version of the register, please order an official LLC1 (£50) by clicking the 'Make a land charges search' red button below.
In April 2022 we dispatched 416 search results, delivering 81% within 3 working days. We are currently working on searches received on 4 May*
*(updated 6 May 2022)
The local land charges register holds a central source of information on properties within Enfield.
When you buy a property or piece of land, it’s important that you or your solicitor arrange for a search of the register. This will tell you about any restrictions (charges) which may affect the property or land.
The register includes information about:
- planning permissions and agreements
- environmental health notices
- listed building charges
- tree preservation orders
- plans for new roads
When you conduct a full official local authority search you have:
- indemnity insurance of £10 million
- an Original Certificate of Search (LLC1) that only a local authority can give
Online searches - National Land Information Services (NLIS)
Solicitors can submit full searches to us through the NLIS Hub. NLIS provides a single point of electronic access to all land and property information. You can find more information on the NLIS website.
Online searches - council portal
You can use the council’s own portal in the following ways:
- Order and pay for your search online
- Select addresses from the council's central database
- Submit search requests directly from your browser to the local land charges team
- Maintain a history of your search requests and results
- Download results
Unlike some other search portal providers, we don’t charge an extra transaction fee.
First-time users will have to register to use the portal.
Important things to remember when submitting a search
- Be certain that the property is within Enfield by using the council’s gazetteer
- Submit the correct fee
- Provide an accurate and up to date location plan, with the property boundary clearly outlined
- Avoid outlining multiple properties
We are only able to search known and recognised addresses. We can’t search a plot number or an unregistered property number. If you’re unsure of the address, send a location plan with the site outlined to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to confirm before submitting your search.
Search fees are for residential and commercial. VAT is chargeable on Con 29 fees.
Fees for local authority searches can’t be waived.
|Type of search||Fee from 1 April 2022|
|Residential full local authority search (LLC1 and CON29R)||£253|
|Residential LLC1 only||£50|
|Residential CON 29R only||£203|
|Non-residential (industrial/land) full local authority search (LLC1 and CON29R)||£306.80|
View our current full price structure for local land charges (PDF, 95.3 KB) from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
To cancel a search, email email@example.com with the subject header as 'search cancellation, [reference number]'. We must receive notice before the search is accepted, and a copy of the payment reference must be attached. Cancellations received after acceptance stage won’t be refunded.
Copies of Tree Preservation Orders, S106 Legal Agreements, Combined Drainage Orders, Smoke Control Orders and Deeds of Dedication are charged at £19.70 each. To request a document, email firstname.lastname@example.org.