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Land Registry Property Register

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  • 27-09-2019
Land Registry Property Register

Since 1993, the HM Land Registry has been responsible for the records regarding most land or property sold in both England or Wales. Their records include the title plane, title summary, any flood risk indicators, and the title register.

There are three different registers which make up the Land Registry’s electronic register:

  • The Property Register
  • The Proprietorship Register
  • The Charges Register

Each of these parts provide different details of the property and ownership history. It also details any third-party interests that have been filed against the property.

What Information Does the Property Register Hold?

Detailed Descriptions

Within the Property Register (otherwise known as A Register) are the detailed descriptions and legality pertaining to a property. The legal description is detailed by the rights of the property or easements, which might benefit the property.

County or Legal Authority

Each property in the Property Register states the county or legal authority in which the property is located. The information provided is also whether the property is a freehold or leasehold.

Land Included

There is a detailed outline and description of the land included within the title, as well as the postal address if available. On the title plan itself, the outlined property will be edged red and will be referred to in the description.

In cases in which the property is flat, then the description of the premises will reflect this, including a note to the exact location in the building in which the flat is located.

For example, it may refer to a blue-tinted area of the title, which pertains to the floor on which the flat is located. There, of course, would then would be a corresponding blue on the title plan, indicating the floor of the flat included in the title.

Rights/Easements

The Property Register will also show any beneficial rights of property over another person’s land, such as drainage rights or rights of way. These rights will likely be noted in more than one deed, such as conveyances or transfers, before registration.

The details will either be put forth in the register or otherwise be stated that these details are provided in a document held by the Land Registry. Should this be the case, then it will be necessary to attain the document to gain full comprehension of the existing rights.

From time to time, the Land Registry will know the rights contained in a particular document, though the document itself will be unavailable, or the Land Registry will be unable to make a copy of it. The result in these instances is loss of rights until a copy of the document can be found and collected elsewhere.

Leases

For leasehold properties, the Property Register will have the lease details. This includes the names of previous parties of the lease, such as former landlords or tenants.

The details will also provide the date and start date, the number of years that the lease was given, and may sometimes provide an annual rent.

This information is available so that the lease may be identified. It is essential that a copy for the lease should be collected for a complete comprehension of the title, as it will reveal all associated rights and obligations of the leasehold property.


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