If so, it is possible that it is unregistered
It wasn’t until the 1990’s that all areas of the Country were subject to compulsory registration and therefore if a property has not changed hands, been mortgaged, etc. since then it is likely to remain unregistered.
There have recently been reports in the News and on Television about fraud occurring in respect of unregistered property and we have received requests from several clients wishing the register their property with HM Land Registry as a result of the Television programme, in particular.
In an effort to encourage people to apply for first registration of their property, the Land Registry have reduced their fees for voluntary first registration applications.
We can check to see if your property is registered by using the Land Registry website. It only takes a couple of minutes!
If you would like to have your property registered at HM Land Registry, we will need your original Title Deeds, confirming your ownership of the property, and evidence of your identity.
Our fees for this service are £250 plus VAT and disbursements. The disbursements payable include a Land Registry fee which is dependent on the value of the property.
Please contact one of our Conveyances if you would like us to apply for registration of your property or if you have any questions in respect of the above.