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I'm trying to get confirmation of ownership

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Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 12:58:51

Of some land. Does anyone know how I can do this please?

Shakey15000 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:05:32

Land Registry

blog.landregistry.gov.uk/find-owns-property-piece-land/

I just googled "How to find out who owns a piece of land" to be honest.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 13:13:11

I should have done that. I rely on here as real people are sometimes more knowledgeable than google.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 13:17:38

That's why I asked on here, just tried and can't see what to do blush. I'm useless on the computer.

Shakey15000 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:21:19

It's just a good starting point smile

Though I have found that it can sometimes take a bit of trawling depending on the subject (I've recently been trying to find out some legal stuff).

Perhaps someone will come along with a lengthier explanation. More details may help?

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 13:22:46

I have a fair bit of info. I couldn't see the link I needed. I will try again when I have more time. Thank you.

SometimesItRains Mon 30-Nov-15 13:23:51

Does it have an address or is it a plot of land/field? If the latter then you will need a plan of the land first (you can get from the web - I used to use magic at work - search magic maps and see if y can find it). Then best to phone the land registry and ask what form you need to submit to find out who owns land - I think it is SIM but it is a while since I have practised. The form will be available online for you to print off and fill in. bear in mind that they will only be able to tell you if the land is registered, if it is unregistered then it is very difficult to find out who owns it.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 13:24:58

I know the persons name, their address and where the land is. I'm trying to get it confirmed (how many people own it) and potential value.

SometimesItRains Mon 30-Nov-15 13:46:49

Unless the land itself has an address then you will need a plan of it attach to the SIM form. There is a search you can do against a person to see what land they own (PIN search I think), but you need a valid reason for doing this (such as a probate lawyer trying to establish what land the deceased owned) so you probably won't be able to use that search.

Here is the SIM form. Note you will need to send the appropriate fee in too.

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449798/SIM.pdf

Shakey15000 Mon 30-Nov-15 13:47:05

Are you wanting to buy it? If you have name etc could you not write to them and ask?

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 16:50:45

I think I will have to leave it to someone working for me as I have a valid reason for wanting to know but not the authority to demand it. I will check with DH as he might see it differently. I'm not looking to buy it. Thank you everyone for your help. I'm a bit lost tbh as rubbish on the computer and have no legal training.

wowfudge Mon 30-Nov-15 16:56:31

You can do a map search online via 'Find property ownership information' in the menu on the LR website. You don't need to complete all the fields in order to get to the map, but if it's a long road then you will need to know the numbers and or postcode in roughly the right area. Once you zoom in, there is an option to circle an area on the map and look at all the titles within a radius of so many metres.

You'll then get a list to choose from and can order the title register and plan for instant download as PDFs. It costs £3 for each document. All the owners should be named on the title register.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 19:15:06

DH has done all you've suggested, thank you, but nothing has come up. It is a piece of land we are looking at and not a building. Is that why?

We have a document showing all the area but it is 40 years old and doesn't show houses I know are there. We know the land is undeveloped. We are trying to see who owns it.

gingeroots Mon 30-Nov-15 19:59:20

The land registry has lots of information ,why not give them a ring ?

I don't think you need to worry about having authority to find out who owns the land .

Goingtobeawesome Mon 30-Nov-15 20:33:56

If you want to request by form you have to state who you are and why you want to know - ie trustee in bankruptcy, lawyer.

wowfudge Mon 30-Nov-15 22:19:11

Have a general chat with the Land Registry. It may be the case that the land is not registered. Information about its ownership would therefore not be available from the Lsnd Registry.

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