How do I find out if a property or piece of land is registered?
I have the full postal address of the property
You can find out online or by post.
If the property can be identified by a single postal address, (for example, 23 Coniston Drive, Kerwick PL14 3JP) you can use our online service Find a property to find out if a property or piece of land is registered. Once you have registered for the service, you can enter the postal address of the property to view and download an electronic copy of its title register.
The fees are £3 for the title register and/or £3 for a title plan, payable by major credit or debit cards.
Note: The title register you download won't be an 'official copy' of the register, so can't be used as evidence in a court. To get official copies, see By post.
For further information about this service, please see 'About this service' and 'Costs and payments' links on Find a property.
If you cannot find a title number (our unique identifying reference)it may mean that the property you are trying to find is unregistered. In these circumstances you will not be charged a fee.
To be certain whether the land/property is registeredor not you may wish to apply to us for a manual search, called a 'search of the index map', using form SIM. For further information about this service see 'Solving problems' link on Find a property or By post section below.
You can apply to find out if land/property is registered by completing form OC1 and sending it to us.
To fill in form OC1;
- enter the details of the land/property that you would like to find out about
- your own details in the applicant fields
- you must write 'Please supply title number' at the head of the form.
We will then complete a search to establish if the property is registered.
We will reject applications with 'Please supply title number' if:
- they contain a non-postal address (for instance 'land on the west side of High Street, Anytown' or '33 Cannon Road and land adjoining, Anytown')
- they are accompanied by a plan that does not match the property description
- they reveal more than five title numbers.
Once you have completed form OC1, you can send it to the appropriate Land Registey office.
If the land/property is registered, we will post you an official copy of the title register. Official copies are admissible in court as evidence.
The fees for this service are £7 for an official copy of the title register and/or £7 for an official copy of the title plan.
If we are unable to process your OC1 application because we cannot identify the land/property, we will ask you to you apply, on form SIM for us to carry out a 'search of the index map' . This map, based on the Ordnance Survey map, provides an index of registered land/property.
The fee for this service is £4 when:
- no registered titles are revealed, or
- five or fewer registered title numbers are revealed.
If your search reveals more than five title numbers, the fee will vary depending on the number of title numbers revealed.
Further information on how to lodge a SIM application is available in Practice Guide 10 – Official searches of the index map.
If the result of the search shows that the land/property is registered, we will send you details of the title number(s) (our unique identifying reference) of the land/property. You can then identify the registered owners by getting copies of the register - see 'How can I get a copy of the title register and/or plan?'
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