The common way of obtaining Land Registry details is to apply online. However, you do need to know what you are searching for. There are many different kinds of Land Registry searches. This will help you determine exactly which search to obtain in order to receive the details and documents that you require.
Most Popular Searches
- Title Register
- Title Plan
- Map Search – Properties with No Postal Address
- Conveyancing Deeds
- Prior Copies
Land Registry Property Ownership #
The main ownership documents, those providing official authority as to ownership, are the Title Register and Title Plan. A look at the menu tabs on our home page will reveal many other searches that are available.
Title Register #
The Title Register contains the ownership details, purchase price, property address or description, tenure (freehold or leasehold), class of title (absolute title, possessory or qualified), easements, covenants, restrictions, mortgages, charges and date of purchase.
Title Plan #
The Title Plan shows the property outlined in red, and nearby properties, so that the property can be identified. Parts of the property affected by rights of way or covenants may be tinted with various colors that are explained in the Title Register.
Map Search – Properties with No Postal Address #
If there is no postal address for the property, e.g, if it is a field or derelict building a separate search form is used, called a Map Search. This is an application form for the Title Register and Title Plan but has a built in map so that you can identify the property.
The Lease is the main document regulating the relationship between a freeholder and leaseholder, and contains details of all the easements and covenants that are often necessary when creating a leasehold property such as a flat. The Lease will usually contain a detailed Lease Plan.
Conveyancing Deeds #
These documents are the Deeds created by solicitors over a period of time. The Land Registry now create a Title Register and Title Plan from the information within them, to take the place of Deeds as the official ownership documents.
Prior Copies #
Prior Copies are copies of older editions of the Title Register and Title Plan. To see the information shown in these documents at that time. This is because Title Registers and Title Plans only show subsisting entries.