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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Coronavirus update from the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service

We have adapted some of our services in light of government advice with regards to social distancing. Click the link above for full information.

Request a local land charge search

If you are purchasing, leasing or valuing a property or parcel of land, you must request a local land charge search.

Our average response time is 15 working days.

Request a search by email

Send us a completed request form by email.

As well as the form you must include:

  • A correct postal address to be searched against
  • A copy of an up-to-date Ordnance Survey map with the property/site location clearly outlined in red
  • Roads must be named in box B and if used, box C and only these will be answered for 2.1. The use of phrases such as ‘all roads abutting’, ‘any roads abutting’, or ‘any or all roads in the vicinity’ are not valid for the purpose of identification. Where a road name cannot be ascertained, the road should be clearly marked in colour on a plan.  A maximum of three roads can be listed. Unless the search follows these rules we will not be adding the road names to box C.

We will not process your search until we receive payment for it. We will contact you by telephone to arrange payment.

We aim to dispatch all replies within 15 working days of receiving payment, although it can take longer if your request is missing any information.

We will only be able to offer a refund if cancellation is requested and agreed by us before the search is recorded and accepted.  

Request a search online

You can also submit a full electronic search using the National Land Information Service.

The service is a joint initiative between central and local government to provide an online service that will deliver publicly available land and property related information.