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How do I find out who a property belongs to? It's not listed anywhere and I've drawn a blank with the local authority...

How do I find out who a property belongs to? It's not listed anywhere and I've drawn a blank with the local authority, it's currently standing derelict and was recently boarded up, any tips would be really helpful.

Asked on Mar 15 2009, General in Walsall | Report content

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  • You could try the Land Registry. Their FAQ reads: How do I find out who owns a property or piece of land (I don't know if it's registered)? If the property can be identified by a single postal address, (for example, 23 Coniston Drive, Kerwick) you can use our Land Register Online website which enables members of the public to download copies of title information for a minimum £3.00 fee, payable by credit or debit card. You can apply for an official copy of the register. Please note that an official copy of the register is not available online - you will need to apply in writing or in a Land Registry office. If the land is registered, we will supply you with a copy of the register which will show who owns the land. The register also shows details of registered mortgages and other financial burdens, covenants and easements which benefit or adversely affect the property. If the land is not registered, we will inform you of this and return your fee. Unless you know the title number of the property, please write at the head of the Form OC1 "Please Supply Title Number". We will then complete a search to establish if the property is registered. If you are enquiring about land (or property which cannot easily be identified by a postal address), you need to provide a plan showing the location of the land or property. You should attach this to the Form OC1. The plan must be drawn to a scale of at least 1:2500 or 1:1250, whichever is the largest scale Ordnance Survey map available for the area. You can download Form OC1 from this website. Alternatively you may request a copy from any Land Registry office or purchase it from any legal stationer. Send the completed form to the correct land registry for the area in which the land is located. The fees pages give details of current Land Registry fees.

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    Answered on Jun 19 2009, Report content
  • The land registry on-line has an interactive aerial photo facility. Just click on the correct bit of the photo to discover if the land is Registered. If it is you can proceed on-line to the process described by answer 1.

    Answered on Jul 12 2009, Report content

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