Find Land Registry Title Number #
The Title Number for a property registered with the Land Registry is found at the top of each page of the Title Register and Title Plan. There is the possibility that more than one Title may have been created for the property, e.g. where there is a freehold and leasehold registration, or where Legal Interests have been created and registered, such as Fishing Rights.
What is a Land Registry Title Number #
Whenever a property is registered for the first time it is allocated a unique Title Number by the Land Registry. The aim of Title Number is to distinguish each property from other properties as well as different Estates in Property from other Estates held for that property.
Legal Estates in Land #
There are two legal estates that can be held for a property:
Fee simple absolute in possession
Term of years absolute
It is compulsory to register them whenever there is a registrable disposition for example a sale or mortgage.
Legal Interests in Land #
Legal Interests in land such as Easements and Profits a Prendre in Gross may also be registered with their own Titles and unique Title Numbers.
A Profit a Prendre in Gross: is the right to take something from someone else’s land, e.g. fish. The creation of Fishing Rights by Deed for a number of years.
The creation of a Legal Easement: Easements will normally not need their own Title Number, but if the land benefitting from the easement is not already registered then a unique Title will be created. Where the properties are already registered Details of the legal easement will appear in the Title Register’s C section of the servient tenement (the land burdened by the easement) and in the A section of the dominant tenement (the land with the benefit of the easement).
How to Ensure you choose the correct Title Number #
You should be aware that there may be more than one Title Number for a property, this depends on whether there are freehold and leasehold owners, and whether or not other interests in the land have been created. The main body of the Title Register is split into 3 sections, A, B and C. The A section states whether the Title Register is for the freehold or leasehold estate or whether it is for a registrable interest.