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,
GL14 9BB.

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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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.

Title Register

The Land Registry Title Register holds data relating to the property ownership, purchase price, mortgage, tenure, covenants, rights of way, leases and class of title.


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Title Plan

The Title Plan shows an outline of the property and its immediate neighbourhood, and uses colours to identify rights of way, general boundaries and land affected by covenants.


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Associated Documents

Deeds creating Restrictions, Covenants, Easements, etc. are often kept digitally by the Land Registry and made available for sale due to their invaluable detail and content to assist in further understanding the Restrictions, etc.


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