It is important to have a search carried out when buying a property as it is designed to protect prospective purchasers.

A property search informs the prospective purchaser of, for instance:

  • plans to build a new road in the vicinity
  • whether the highway fronting the property is public or privately maintained
  • to let them know about planning permissions/conditions
  • tree preservation orders, enforcement notices
  • housing grants etc, which may affect the property to be purchased.


  • Official Search Certificate LLC1 - £11.00
  • Official Search Certificate LLC1 (electronically) - £9.00
  • CON29 Enquiries - £60.00
  • CON29 Enquiries electronically - £54.00
  • Complete search - £71.00
  • Complete Search (electronically) - £63.00
  • Adjoining Parcels on LLC1 - £1.00 each
  • Adjoining Parcels on CON29 - £12.00 each
  • Adjoining Parcels Complete Search - £13.00 each
  • CON29O (Optional Enquiries) - £12.00 each
  • Additional Written Enquiries - £12.00 each
  • Personal Search - Free of charge
  • Copy Charge from Local Land Charges Register - £6.50​

​​​​​​Requests for environmental information not falling into the above categories: These will be handled under charging provisions enabled under Regulation 8 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Information will be identified, retrieved and prepared for disclosure at a rate of £25 per hour for staff time taken. Please contact the Council's Information Governance team for further details at

Please note: *Wolverhampton Local Land Charges accepts and returns searches by e-mail, searches dealt with in this manner are offered at the reduced rates specified, provided payment is collected via BACS (bank details available on request).

Contact us

For assistance and further information about property searches, contact:

Local Land Charges
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre
St. Peter's Square