Changing your Contact Address at the Land Registry
In the days of ever increasing property fraud and identity theft it is more important than ever to keep your address up to date at the Land Registry. If the Registry ever need to contact you with regard to a suspicious transaction or any other urgent matter, the only record they will have in order to do so is the address of the property itself. If you have moved but still own the property, it is a simple procedure to have your contact address amended.
Procedure to Notify the Change of Address
1. Downland and complete form COG1
2. Send it to the Land Registry at:
Land Registry Citizen Centre,
PO Box 74,
Evidence of Identity
When completing COG1 form you will need to provide evidence of your identify, and will need a passport style photograph to fix to the form.
You will also need to provide the following document:
- Either a copy of your passport biodata page (the page with your photo on it) or a copy of your driving licence (not the originals)
- Two out of the following three documents, which you must have received win the post:
- Utility bill less than 3 months old
- Council tax bill for the current year
- Mortgage statement for the last completed year
Your New Address
Each owner of the property can have up to three contact addresses and these may include an email address and an address Overseas.
You can use the COG1 form even if you are not changing address, but merely wish to add more contact addresses; if you are doing it for this reason you must ensure that you include your current address as the first address.