How to find the Title Number


Overview

All documents registered at the Land Registry contain the Title Number on the information sheet accompanying the document. Further, the Title Number is shown on every page of the Title Register and Title Plan. There is sometimes confusion, however, in which document to order, because every tenure and interest that is registered is given a unique Title Number, often resulting in several Title Numbers being registered for the same address.


Registered Estates and Interests

Registered estates may have a freehold or leasehold tenure. A Block of flats may have a registered freehold estate and one or more registered leasehold estates, so if there are ten flats, there may be eleven registration numbers (Flats are usually registered with a leasehold Title).

Again, a fishing bank may have the following registrations:

  • Freehold ownership of the land.
  • Leasehold ownership of part of the riverbank within the freehold land.
  • Several separate and unique Fishing Right Titles. These are minor registrable interests known as profits a prendre in gross, and they must have been granted by Deed for at least 5 years in order to be registered.

Locating the Title Number

In the Title Register and Title Plan the Title Number is shown at the top of the page above the official notification as shown in the image.

Finding the Title Number of a Property


Identifying the Correct Tenure

The A section of the Title Register will identify the tenure of the property, as shown in the following samples.

Sample Freehold Title Register

A:    PROPERTY REGISTER

This register describes the land and estate comprised in the title

MERSEYSIDE    :    LIVERPOOL

1    (27.05.2011)    The Freehold land shown edged with red on the plan of the above Title filed at the Registry and being 121 Maiden Lane, Liverpool (L15 63R).

Sample Leasehold Fishing Right

A:    PROPERTY REGISTER

This register describes the land and estate comprised in the title

CUMBRIA    :    ULVERSTON

1    (10.03.2017)    The Leasehold profit a prendre in gross being the right to fish with rod and line (but not more than two rods at any one time) and to take and carry away fish from the western moiety of the River Stint, Laverton, Ulverston between the points lettered C and D in blue on the Plan of the above Title filed at the registry.


Summary

To summarise, the Title Number is shown at the top of the main documents of Title, i.e. the Title Register and Title Plan, but regard should be had to the possibility of several different estates or interests being registered at the same property, each with a different Title Number. The correct tenure for the document required is shown in Section A of the Title Register in accordance with the samples above.


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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Conveyancing Deeds

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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