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CON29 Enquiries of local authorities (2016)
The CON29 form is used to request information held by a local authority about a property.
The local authority may provide information that could affect future use or development of the property, or impose financial burdens. This could include:
- anything waiting for approval
- proposed road building
- transport systems
- rights of way
CON29O Optional enquiries of local authorities (2016)
The CON29O form is used for optional questions for local authorities, for example:
- completion notices
- noise abatement
- land maintenance notices
CON29 guidance notes
We updated the CON29 guidance notes in September 2019.
We issue the notes in consultation with Land Data/National Land Information Service and the Local Land Charges Institute. They are intended to provide guidance to:
- solicitors and conveyancers when interpreting replies
- local authorities when replying to CON29 and CON29O enquiries of local authorities
The notes have been updated to take account of the changes to the legislation on compulsory purchase orders in 3.12 and in relation to sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in 3.3 in:
- England – discussions around compulsory SuDS coming into force are ongoing
- Wales – the SuDS regime is mandatory in Wales for new developments built under planning permissions granted following applications made after 7 January 2019
CON29DW Residential drainage and water enquiries (2016)
The CON29DW residential form is used to provide key information for prospective buyers about water and sewage services.
CON29DW Commercial drainage and water enquiries (2021)
The CON29DW commercial form is used to provide key information for prospective buyers of commercial property, making provision for questions regarding, inter alia, wayleaves and easements.
CON29M Coal mining search (2018)
The CON29M form is used to provide information on past, present or future underground and surface coal mining activity for any property or site in a coal mining or past coal mining area.
CON29M guidance notes
The CON29M form and guidance notes are copyright of the Law Society.
The CON29M guidance notes (Parts I–III) were updated in May 2018 in collaboration with the Coal Authority.
Following the guidance is not mandatory, and the notes are not legal advice.