It has been known for criminals to steal your home or rent it out without your knowing. They are able to do this if you do not live in it, or if there is no mortgage on the property. Some common ploys they use are:
To prevent this happening it is important that you notify the Land Registry whenever you change your address or contact details.
The Land Registry will allow each property owner to have 3 different contact addresses. These may include an address Abroad, an Email address and an address where you are living (whether the house itself, or another house). If there are 2 owner's they may each have 3 addresses.
Having multiple contact addresses makes it more difficult for fraudster's to work, as the Land Registry will always contact you at all of your contact addresses whenever an application is made to change the Title Register, e.g. following a sale or mortgage.
You may also wish to register a Restriction against your property, which will prevent it being sold without a certificate signed by your solicitor or conveyancer. Please see S3 for further details.
1. If you do not have an up to date copy of the Title Register you should obtain one now. You will need to pay for this. Please click the 'Current Title Register' link in the menu on the right.
2. Next you need to download the required Land Registry form. Please click the 'Updating Registered Owner's Contact Address' link in the menu on the right to download it now.
3.You will need to have on hand:
4. Complete the form. There are 4 questions to answer. In our samples we have completed the form in red text to emphasise our answers.
5. You should look at the top of the Title Register, just above the Title Number. The Land Registry office dealing with your property is shown. You will need to look up their address, using the following link:
You should send your completed 'Updating Registered Owner's Contact Address' form along with:
No fee is payable for this application, and no covering letter is necessary.
These forms are provided free of charge. Please click the links below to downlad them directly.
You may need an up to date copy of your Title Register to be able to complete the forms. If you do, then this can be obtained via our website for our standard fee. Alternatively it can also be obtained directly from HM Land Registry at a reduced cost.