The Title Register contains 3 sections (A, B & C) which together include a complete description of the property title owned, that is, sufficient information to identify who owns it, where it is, the extent of land owned, rights that benefit the land and rights that burden it.
Information contained within a Title Register:
The Title Plan shows a detailed outline of the property in relation to its surroundings, and often (especially with larger properties) has detailed and coloured markings referred to in the Title Register that illustrate rights of way, rights of access, watercourses and sections of land affected by easements and covenants. The general boundaries of the property itself are edged in red, but follow the general boundary rule, i.e. they do not show the property boundaries with any degree of precision and are intended as a guide only (albeit a good one).
The Title Register is one of the 2 main documents of title (often called Title Deeds). It contains a description of the property, its tenure, name and address of the owners, purchase price (if bought after April 2000), name & address of mortgagee and details of other charges, covenants, easements, cautions, notices and restrictions. It is possible to order Title Registers and/or Title Plans for up to 20 different properties on one form from our web site, attracting a substantial discount from our standard fee.
We also search, as a matter of course, the Day List, which is a list of pending applications and official searches. An example of listed pending registrations may include purchases, transfers, mortgages, charges, notices and restrictions.
(e.g. For Land, Fields, Woods, Derelict or Vacant Properties, Lanes, Alleyways)
This is a specialised search where no readily available method of identifying the property by its address or title number is available, and may take up to 5 days to complete. Once completed you will have an up to date copy of the Title Register and (if selected) the Title Plan, in addition to other Land Registry documents that we may obtain in the course of identifying the property.
The Title Register (Property Register) is one of the 2 main documents of title (often called Title Deeds). It contains a description of the property, its tenure, the name and address of the owners, purchase price (recorded for sales after 2000), name & address of mortgagee and details of other charges, covenants, easements, cautions, notices and restrictions.
The Title Plan is the other main document of title. It shows a detailed outline of the property in relation to its surroundings, and often (especially with larger properties) has detailed and coloured markings referred to in the Title Register that illustrate rights of way, rights of access, watercourses and sections of land affected by easements and covenants. The general boundaries of the property itself are edged in red.
Older copies of the Title Register can be obtained by using this search. However the earliest date we can search back to is May 1993 (which is when digital record keeping at the Land Registry first began). We cannot provide Title Registers dated before 1993, although we can usually obtain copies of Old Deeds dating back before this (see LR 3).
The date that can be applied for depends greatly upon when the property first became registered and the date of the current ownership. For example if a property was first registered on 19 May 1994 and the current ownership began on 20 August 2007 we can obtain an Historical edition of Title Register for any date between 19 May 1994 and 20 August 2007.
You will need to specify a precise date to search or select one of our options which will allow the searcher to find an appropriate date if you are unsure. A separate fee is payable for each date searched and you will only receive one Title Register per search.
Please note this search will not provide details of ownership for all previous owners but only the owners at the date specified.
Because History Searches require old copies of documents they cannot be supplied digitally and may take 3 to 4 working days to provide.
Sometimes government departments and local authorities require evidence that you no longer own a property. The best way to do this is to provide them with a copy of the current Title Register (which shows who the current owner is) and a Prior copy of the Title Register dating back to before the sale (which shows that you used to be the owner). Once you click the 'Buy Now' button you will be given 5 options for History Searches. Selecting the 3rd option will provide both the current Title Register and a Prior copy.
Using our multi-forms can save you a lot of time and trouble. These forms allow you to search for up to 20 properties all on one form. Multiple search forms are available for our most popular products.
Neighbourhood, Environment and Utility searches are immensely useful when buying a property, as they usually contain considerable and invaluable information about the area and people near to a particular property.
Clicking a Samples link will open up a preview of the type of documents you should expect to receive with a particular search.
R = Residential
C = Commercial
V = Variable Price