Property Search Service

The Council has a statutory duty under the Local Land Charges Act 1975 to maintain an accurate and up-to-date register of Local Land Charges which affect land and property within Cheshire East Borough.

This statutory register information is available for viewing by the public or any company, upon request.

A request can be made in anyone of the following ways:

  1. request to view Local Land charges statutory register information
  2. request under Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (FOI/EIR) 

Please refer to the Property Search Service procedures when making either request.

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 - Property Search Requests

Law Society changes to Con29 Questions

On the 4 July 2016, the Law society will be introducing new questions within the Con29 forms. 

Cheshire East Council would like to confirm that if you are seeking answers to these enquiries under FOI / EIR . The Property Search service department will provide all responses to these new questions, on a property by property basis which is in accordance with the current working procedures. 

There will be no change to the way in which this new information is provided, details of the policy and how to request this information.

All EIR information will be provided for viewing/interpretation by the requestor at either the Macclesfield or Crewe Customer services centres.

Background information

In light of the Statutory Instrument 2010 No. 1812 being revoked on 17 August 2010 and the requirement to provide register viewing information upon request via Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) requirements.

Cheshire East Council can confirm that it has set up a separate service area to manage EIR property search requests.

It is important that requestors do note that this service does not sit within the Local Land Charges department.

Please note that the Local Land Charges staff will not be corresponding with requestors relating to EIR enquiries, their sole remit will be to deal with their own income generating service.

Each question or enquiry arising from Property Search Service data viewing (register) £30.00.

Each question or enquiry arising from Property Search Service data viewing (Con29) £50.00.

Policy and procedures

EIR Property Search Requests should be submitted in accordance with the following policy, procedure and standard which can be downloaded from the following links:

Further information

Further Information about the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 can be viewed at the Council's Compliance web page.

Right of appeal

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, you should write to the:

Compliance Unit
Cheshire East Council
CW11 1HZ 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Page last reviewed: 31 March 2023