Obtaining a Copy of a Lease


Whenever the tenure of a property is leasehold a copy of the Lease creating the leasehold tenure is always kept by the Land Registry, unlike the Associated Documents which are only retained where they add something important to the Title. This is because the Lease is an inherent part of the Title, containing contractual details regulating the relationship between the landlord (freeholder or superior leaseholder) and the tenant (the leasehold owner).

Requirement to Obtain a Copy of the Lease

The procedure to obtain a copy of the Lease from the Land Registry differs according to whether the Lease was granted before 30 October 2003 or after.

Lease dated prior to 30 October 2003

Where a lease is granted before 30 October 2003 the Land Registry will require the written consent of one of the parties to the Lease. When you apply to us for a copy of such a Lease we will send you a letter of authority which you must get signed by one of the parties to the Lease.

Lease dated On or After 30 October 2003.

All that is required is for you to complete our usual application form. Unless the Lease is unusually large it will be held digitally and we can provide this by email straight away. If it is very large or is of a large paper size, it will not be held digitally. We will ask you for your address and send it to you by post.

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Lease & Lease Plans

The Lease and its Lease Plan usually form one document and are both provided for the one fee. They are very useful in resolving disputes, particularly with car parking and other shared areas.


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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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