Land Registry

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The Land Registry is a registry of the ownership of property and land.

 Land Registry Contact Number:

Land Registry Phone Number
Head Office 0844 826 0793
General Enquiries 0844 826 0793
Support 0844 826 0793

Land Registry Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Head Office 9am-6pm, weekdays

Land Registry Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office Land Registry Croydon
Trafalgar House, 1 Bedford Park, CR0 2AQ, Croydon

Where is the Land Registry office in London?
Land Registry Boundary Agreements
Land Registry Compliant Plans: What are they and why do I need them?

Why would I need to call the Land Registry head office contact number?

  • To find out more about house prices in your area.
  • For information on boundaries.
  • To find out more about or apply for title deeds.
  • For more information about joint property ownership.
  • To find out which form you need in relation to your query.
  • To make a complaint to the Land Registry.

Land Registry

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 Portal

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

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

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
GL14 9BB

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

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

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.

Popular questions about Land Registry

Where is the Land Registry office in London?

There is a Land Registry office in Croydon at:
Trafalgar House
1 Bedford Park

Land Registry: Which fence is mine?

Once a property has been registered, the Land Registry will create a drawing known as a title plan, which shows the property boundaries. There are no laws about who owns what, so you and your neighbour can decide this between yourselves- this is known as a boundary agreement. You can then apply to have this agreement added to your title plan if you wish.

What are Land Registry Compliant Plans?

If there is a new lease on a property set to last for over seven years, it must be registered with the Land Registry and have a compliant lease plan- essentially a drawing to show exactly which land is included in the lease.

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.

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