The Land Registry is responsible for protecting land and property across the UK. The register itself has over 24 million titles and anyone who takes out a mortgage or buys/sells land must apply to the register. The Land Registry will then make a decision based on law. Once a property is registered, the Land Registry will take note of any mortgages, leases or change in ownership.
Land Registry Connection Numbers:
|Head Office||0844 826 0793|
|Land Registry Portal||0844 248 1724|
|Land Registry Search||0844 248 1725|
|Land Registry Fees||0844 248 1726|
|Land Registry House Prices||0844 248 1727|
|Land Registry Forms||0844 248 1728|
By calling the above numbers, we can connect you to those Land Registry departments. All calls to this number cost 7 pence per minute, plus your telephone network access charge. Please note we are not associated with any of the companies listed on this website. We offer a call connection service.
Head Office 0844 826 0793
This is the Land Registry Head Office Contact Number. You can use this in order to discuss a complaint with the Land Registry team.
Land Registry Portal 0844 248 1724
The Land Registry has an online portal where you can access business e-services or find a property. The find a property tool is useful if you are buying/selling a house. You only need to enter the postcode and house number and you will be able to download a title registry, title plan and flood risk indicator result for a small fee.
Land Registry Search 0844 248 1725
You can search the Land Registry to find information about a property even if you do not own it. You’ll be able to find the owner, how far the boundaries extend and whether it is a flood risk or not. To prove that you own a property, you will need to get an official copy of the register. To use the online service you will need an email address and method of payment, such as a debit card. You can use the basic service if you just wish to know who owns a property, whether or not there is a mortgage on it and how much they paid for it. The title summary/register/plan all cost £3 whereas the flood risk indicator information costs £10.80.
If you need help searching for a property, call the Land Registry who can help.
Land Registry Fees 0844 248 1726
There are several instances where you may need to pay fees to the Land Registry.
For common registrations, the amount you pay depends on the value of the property. For properties up to £80,000, the fee is £40 if you apply by post or £20 if you apply online. When the value of the property goes up, so does the fee. The highest fee is £910 by post/£455 online for properties worth over a million.
To request an official copy of a document, it costs £7 per copy, or £3 per copy when you apply online.
To submit a land charge application, it costs £1 per name and you must apply via post or in person.
There are various ways to pay fees to the Land Registry. You can pay by cheque or postal order and send it to:
Land Registry Citizen Centre
PO Box 74
You can also pay by cash/card at an office by appointment. There are offices around the country in the likes of Birkenhead, Croydon, Gloucester, Leicester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Wales and Weymouth. Lastly, if you have a Business E-Services account you can pay by Direct Debit.
Land Registry House Prices 0844 248 1727
You can use the Land Registry online service to find out how much a property sold for. You can search by address to find a specific house or by area to see a more general result. If you are looking for house price trends over the last few years, you can check online- search by date, property type or region/county. You’ll be able to see data since January 1995.
Land Registry Forms 0844 248 1728
You can download Land Registry forms from the Gov.UK website. You’ll find every type of form that you may need such as a standard form of charge or legal charges for security. Always double check before you send a form whether you will need to include a fee.
More about the Land Registry
The Land Registry was originally created in 1862 as a place to register ownership of property in England and Wales. During the 2007 property boom, around £1 million worth of property was processed every minute by the registry. The register records ownership of both freehold and leasehold properties.
The registry doesn’t receive any funding from the Government so any income that it receives has to cover outgoing expenses- this is why you have to pay to search and register.
As of March 2016, there are 24.5 registrations, representing 88% of land in England and Wales. Registering a property gives the owner protection against squatters amongst many other benefits.
For more information about services provided by the Land Registry or for assistance registering a property, call the Land Registry head office contact number.