Land or buildings may have legal restrictions or obligations attached to them.
These could include:
- tree preservation orders
- being part of a conservation area
- listed building status
- conditions imposed on planning permissions
- enforcement notices
Together these restrictions are known as local land charges.
These obligations pass on to new owners of a property when it is sold.
When you need to check local land charges
You may need to check what local land charges are in place for a property if you are:
- buying the property
- using it as security for a loan
- leasing it
- renting it out
Usually, your solicitor will request this information for you.