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Other Land Registry Contact Numbers:
||0844 826 0793
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||0844 826 0793
||0844 826 0793
Land Registry Opening Hours
||8:30am-11:30pm, 7 days a week
Land Registry Head Office Address
||Land Registry Citizen Centre
PO Box 74
Why would I need to call the Land Registry?
- To search house prices.
- To find out information about the ownership of a property.
- To enquire about a property boundary.
- To ask about joint property ownership.
- To find out which form you need or fee you need to pay.
- To find out about the rules for business.
Land Registry Head Office Map
The Land Registry head office can be found at: Trafalgar House, 1 Bedford Park, Croydon CR0 2AQ.
How to use the Land Registry
Searching for sold property prices
You can use the Land Registry to find out how much a property has sold for throughout England and Wales. You can search for a specific address, or see house price trends throughout the years.
Searching for information regarding a property
You can use the Land Registry website to find information about a property, such as who owns it, how far the general boundaries go and whether it is at risk of flooding. You need an email address and a bank card to use the service. Fees vary from £3 for basic information to £10 for a full document including a flood risk indicator.
In England and Wales, most of the land is registered with general boundaries. Once a property has been registered, the Land Registry will create a title plan showing the boundaries. You can also set up a boundary agreement between yourself and your neighbour if there are no existing boundaries on your property.
Obtaining deed copies
You may be able to find out information about a property, such as information about the current and previous owners. You just need to fill in a deed request form. The deeds can be made up of several documents and each document costs £7.
Joint ownership of a property
There are different types of joint ownership of a property. You can own a property as a joint tenant or as tenants in common. As joint tenants, you have equal rights to the whole property, it will automatically go to the other owner if you die and you are unable to pass on your share of the property in your will. As tenants in common, you can have different shares in the property, your share won’t automatically go to another owner when you die and lastly, you can pass on your share in a will.
Land Registry Forms
There are several different Land Registry forms which you may need to use for registering a property. They include:
- Standard form of charge: approval (ACD)
- Adverse possession: registration/notification
- Charge (mortgage) assent
- Consolidation of charges
- Legal charges
- Notice: cancellation
- Deceased joint proprietor
- Reasons for exemption of document
- Verify identity: citizen
- Upgrading of title: application
- Land charge registration:application
- Class F Land Charge
- Official search application
- Proof of discharge
Land Registry FAQs
What information will I find in a title register?
The title register is split into three sections. The A section describes the property, stating the date that it was first registered and the type of tenure that it has. Section B provides the owner’s name and address. Lastly, the C section has details of any charges or mortgages which may burden the land.
Do I need the owner’s consent before I can search?
The Land Registration Act 1988 abolishes the need to obtain the owner’s consent so that any member of the public can obtain a copy of the deeds.
Which type of properties may not have a full postal address?
Properties that don’t have a full postal address may include:
- Properties which have been empty for a long time.
- Building land.
- Waste land.
- Sections of a road/lane/alleyway.
- Ruined buildings.
- Ancient monuments.
What does the land registry do?
The land registry is responsible for registering the ownership of both land and property in England and Wales. The agency has to maintain the registry, which is made up of 24 million documents. People or organisations who wish to become landowners have to apply to the registry to register unregistered land, register a new owner or register an interest affecting land.
Once the land/property is registered, the agency can then record any changes in ownership, mortgages or leases.
About the Land Registry
The agency has around 4,400 staff at the main office in Croydon (address above) and across 13 other offices around the country.
The land registry was officially created in 1862. The work that the department does is regulated by the Land Registration Act 2002 and Land Registration Rules 2003.
In 2013-15, the priority of the agency is to be recognised as a leader of the digital delivery of registration services.
The department also shares over 150 years of experience and knowledge in developing land registration services alongside other countries.
The Land Registry has procedures and policies in place to prevent bribery from occurring, such as confidential reporting of incidents of bribery and a zero tolerance approach to any allegations.
The department considers each application on an individual basis, taking into account the law, in order to reach a decision whether it can and how to register an application. In some cases, they may have to give notice to people who may have a potential interest in the property before they can register it.
Anyone who suffers a loss as a result of an error in land registry paperwork will usually be compensated.
You can follow the Land Registry on social media to get more information about any ongoing changes. The Land Registry is available on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, email newsletters and a blog.
Graham Farrant is the chief executive and chief land registrar of the Land Registry. The operations director is John Peaden and the director of legal services is Alasdair Lewis. Caroline Anderson and Catherine Vaughan are the Director of Human Resources and Finance Director respectively.
For more information about the land registry, call the land registry contact number on 0844 826 0793.
Other ways of contacting the Land Registry
There are several different ways to contact the Land Registry. They include using the contact number on this page, via email or by using a contact form which is available on the Land Registry website.