Name: Local land charge searches
Description: A Local Authority Search is usually requested by a solicitor as part of the property purchase process and lets the purchaser know important information about the property and any restrictions and permissions that apply

Local land charge searches

If you are a potential buyer of a property in the Borough of Dartford then you may well be aware that, as part of the conveyancing process, a search against that property is conducted to uncover any restrictions or legal obligations on the building(s) or plot of land.

Data is held and maintained by Dartford Borough Council. Searches can be requested by you or, more usually, through your solicitor.

Dartford Borough Council operates a fully electronic Local Land Charge service. As such we no longer accept cheques or paper copies of the prescribed forms.

This change is being made for the following reasons:

  • Environmental reasons
  • Faster more efficient service
  • Over 90% of searches are already submitted and returned electronically

We have a fully integrated portal for submission and return of searches.

Details regarding the Local Land charges direct

The Portal will accept a credit or debit card payment as part of the submission.

Other electronic services such as NLIS and TM are also accepted by the Council.

We are informing of this change in case you need to make any changes to your internal procedures to facilitate this.

Last Updated: 01st August 2019 Print Link