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Local Land Charges Guide

Personal Searches

A personal search can be requested by phoning the Local Land Charges section on 01536 534220.

The following information will be required:

  • the name of the company carrying out the search
  • address (including postcode) of the property/land to be searched
  • a plan clearly indicating the area to be searched.  This must be emailed within 24 hours of phoning


A personal search is a search of the Local Land Charges Register. They can be carried out by individuals however they are usually carried out by a private search company, who may charge you a fee for providing this service. If a private search company undertakes your search and you need further explanations from the information provided, you will have to go back to that search company, as the authority’s land charges staff will not be able to assist you.

Please note:

  • North Northamptonshire Council's Kettering Office maintains some records of planning applications on back-office planning history cards. Please be aware that this does not represent a complete set of records and therefore the Council cannot guarantee that the history card information is either wholly correct or comprehensive. The information on these cards (where available) is only provided to offer additional assistance. For this reason, if further information is required,  we recommend that you either request a search of the planning history be carried out for a fee of £36.00 per hour, or submit a Local Land Charges Con 29 Q1.1a-i search, which may reveal additional historic planning applications not shown on the history card.  Where information is not currently available for viewing, a request can be made in writing for access under Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to datarequests@northnorthants.gov.uk

  • Failure to provide a clearly outlined plan within the specified time period may result in the Council being unable to provide the information requested

  • Copies of some documents are able to be provided on request and for the relevant fee