A local authority highways search looks at whether a road is 'adopted'. This means whether the road is maintained using public money.
The search is made up of:
- CON29 enquiries
- a local land charge search
The search is usually requested by a conveyancing solicitor on your behalf when buying a property.
CON29 (R) enquiries
CON29 R are required enquires, usually made when you buy a property. They look at:
- public roads and footpaths
- public rights of way
- land to be acquired for roadworks
- road schemes and traffic schemes
- outstanding statutory notices
CON29 (O) enquiries
CON29 O are optional enquiries which aren’t included as standard when you buy a property. They include:
- road proposals by private bodies
- flood defence and land drainage consents
Local land charges
Local land charges are restrictions on the use of a property or area of land. This can include:
- planning conditions
- highways agreements
- tree preservation orders
- conservation areas
- listed buildings
- environmental health notices
District and borough councils conduct local land charge searches in Cumbria.
Other useful links
Commons registration service
The register of common land and town and village greens in Cumbria.
Public rights of way information across Cumbria.