Land Registry Contacts
|Land Registry||Phone Number|
|Head Office||0844 826 0793|
|Boundary Enquiries||0844 826 0793|
|Complaints||0844 826 0793|
Land Registry Phone Line Opening Hours
|Head Office||8:30am-11:30pm, 7 days a week|
Land Registry Head Office Address
Land Registry Citizen Centre
Reasons to call the Land Registry Contact Number
- I want to make a voluntary application for my own property
- I am in a neighbourly dispute about the boundaries on my property
- I want to know specific information about a property
- I would like to know whether there is a mortgage on a property
- I have forgotten the log in details to my basic search account
- I would like to know if a certain property is at risk of flooding
- I am looking to buy a property and would like some advice and information from Land Registry
Land Registry UK
Land Registry registers the ownership of property in England and Wales. Whether you own a property or would just like information about properties in general, Land Registry will be able to find it for you. Most of the information can be accessed online via the Government website, but if you can’t find a specific piece of information please call the Land Registry contact number. If you are a property owner and would like to voluntarily submit an application you can do so by calling the contact number or following the online instructions. Many people choose to register with land Registry as it can protect them against things such as squatters and the need to provide old documents every time a property changes hands. Using the Government website, you can search house prices if you are looking to buy a property as well as searching the current property ownership information. You can also access the Deeds of any property by filling in the Deeds request form that is available from the website. The land that the Land Registry safeguards is worth more than four trillion altogether. It also contains 24 million titles which show evidence of property ownership. It is the law that anyone buying a property or registered land or taking out a mortgage apply to Land Registry to register these things. Land Registry then considers each application and if it is successful Land Registry will decide how the property its registered, in conjunction with the law. Once the property is accepted and registered, Land Registry will then record any changes in ownership or mortgage or leases that will affect it. Property Owners are provided with a government approved land title by the Land Registry. If you would like to read more about what the Land Registry does, there is lots of information available online. Alternatively, you can call the contact number with any questions.
Land Registry Property Search
Many people choose to search property information from Land Registry and it can be done easily online. You can find information about a property in England or Wales even if you don’t own it. You can find out information such as whether the property is at risk from flooding, where its boundaries extend to and who owns it. This is a useful tool if you need to prove that you own the property, eg. for a court case, but please note that an official copy of the register will need to be ordered in these instances. Before you start the search, you will need a debit card and an email address to hand . You can them begin the search. If you would like more information on getting specific details about a property, please call the contact number. If you are only looking for general information about a property, such as who owns the property, what they paid when they bought it and whether there is a mortgage on it then you can use the basic search service which is quick and convenient. You will need to create a Land Registry account to use this service – if you are unsure of your login details or have forgotten them, please call the contact number. If you do not want to create an account then you can use the old service. There are different prices for different pieces of information, for example, the flood risk assessment of a property will cost you £10.80 plus VAT. Call the contact number for more information on pricing.
Land Registry Property Boundaries
Land Registry will create a title plan drawing of every property that they register which shows the general boundaries of the property. That title plan is then available to anyone that is interested in having a copy by searching as described above. Boundaries can often be settled between neighbours as you decide where your property ends and theirs begins. The boundary will then be structured with a fence or a hedge or some kind of barrier. The boundaries can be agreed amongst neighbours. However, if you do not want to establish your boundaries this way, you can have the exact boundary set for your property. This involves asking a surveyor to draw up accurate plans, usually for a fee of around £90. You can then apply to have this boundary agreement added to the title plan of your property. You will need to send form AP1 and send it back to the Land Registry with a copy of your boundary agreement. This form can be found online on the Government website. Of course, sometimes boundaries can be sensitive issues with neighbours and if you have sent off to have your boundary agreement added to the plan of your property, Land Registry will contact your neighbours to check that they are in agreement with it before any action is taken. If you and your neighbour are in dispute about the boundaries, the Land Registry will refer you to a tribunal, where a final decision on the boundaries will be made. You may be required to attend a hearing. if you are involved in a dispute and are unsure of how to resolve it, or if you are unhappy with the outcome of a tribunal, please call the contact number.
Land Registry Forms
All forms that are needed in relation to Land Registry, whether it be agreeing a boundary or applying to register your property with the agency, are available on the government website. Call the contact number if you are struggling to find a specific form, or do not know what form you need to complete.
About Land Registry
The Land Registry’s head office is in Croydon and the department was originally created in 1862. Today, Land Registry employs 4,400 people in both their head office as well as 13 other offices that exist in the country. Please call the contact number to locate your nearest office. The department abides by the laws of the Land Registration Act 2002 and Land Registration Rules 2003 and its main purpose is to register to ownership of property. A person who is interested in purchasing land must contact the Land Registry. Similarly, the Land Registry can give title to large builds, such as the building of an estate. Land Registry itself does not receive any government funding, but considers each application carefully – if anyone suffers a loss due to a paperwork mistake on the Land Registry’s behalf, they will usually be compensated for the error. If you own a property and have not registered with Land Registry, you can make a voluntary application to register. Registering can protect you against the likes of squatters. As of March 2016, 88% of the land mass in England and Wales was registered with Land Registry.