What is a 'register' and what does it show?
When land or property is registered for the first time, we prepare a title register, this gives an up-to-date record of who legal owns the land or property and other details relating to it. Every title register is given a title number.
The title register is the official record of the ownership of your land or property and replaces the traditional title deeds.
The title register is made up of three parts:
- the A (property) register
- the B (proprietorship) register
- the C (charges) register.
The A (property) register gives the:
- property description,
- any rights that it may have the benefit of,
- if the it is leashold it will give details of the lease.
The B (proprietorship) register gives:
- the current registered owner,
- the price paid for the property, if sold since 1 April 2000,
- any restriction which limits the powers of the registered owner to deal with or dispose of the land/property. For example a lender may put a restriction in the register to stop the owner taking out another loan without the consent of the first lender.
The C (charges) register gives details of:
- other rights or interests to which the land or property is subject
- information about documents, if any, that we hold on file.