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What is the Land Registry and What Does it Do?

What is the Land Registry, and what does it do?

The Land Registry is a Government department which registers the owernship of all land and property in England and Wales.  All changes of ownership or charges affecting land such as a new mortgage or right of way must be registered with the Land Registry.  Owners are given a Land Registry Title which is guaranteed by the Government.

Land Registry title documents are available online and cover more than 24 million properties.  In 1998 it became compulsory to register your title at the Land Registry on transfer.

If you would like to know more about registering your property, please contact Adam Waller in our Conveyancing Team.


Written By: Feona L Horton

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