Property title search & property history research services.
You are able to order online, searches of the Land
Registry for England & Wales &
Scotland - title searches, property history, former ownership & more! If
the property is not registered with the Land Registry then see our
search facility below. We believe we are one of the few organisations
capable of identifying and tracing the owners of unregistered land and
When ordering you should supply the property address.
From this we are able to ascertain whether the title is registered and then
obtain a copy of the title document. Please note, Scotland pricing and
information provided is different to England & Wales.
England & Wales full title £12.95 - The full title
England & Wales properties will produce the following:
Identification of tenure - freehold, leasehold, etc
Registered title number
Owners name and address
Details of mortgages (not amount) and charges including
notice of matrimonial homes rights
Restrictions and covenants (on occasion,
the title will refer to restrictions or covenants that are contained in a
separate transfer document or separate conveyance not held on the main
title register -where available, these can be sourced at additional cost)
Date of last transfer
Purchase price for properties sold in recent years.
This will be sent to you by post and is a
stamped copy of the actual register entries.
You can also
order a copy of the title plan indicating
boundaries at extra cost
property ownership report available by email at £9.75 will provide the title
number and registered owner of the property. Please note when
ordering either a title search or property ownership search that we need a
valid postal address. A description such as 'on the corner of' or 'the field
behind' will not enable us to conduct a conclusive search. If the property
or land does not have a postal address, please speak to one of our Property
Researchers prior to ordering.
Search of the index map - £6.75. This search will
establish whether the title is registered and provide you with the title
number. If you have ordered either the property ownership or full
title search and it is unclear whether the property is registered, we will
undertake a 'search of the index map' without charge. If you order a
property ownership search or full title search and it transpires the
property is not registered then there are no charges.
Location of land plots, disused buildings, etc
without a property address. We are able to identify registered titles in
England, Scotland & Wales for plots of land that are not identifiable by an
address. In order to achieve this, we usually have to work from a plan on
1:1250 scale. Either you can supply your own plan of the area or we can
access a plan for you at an extra cost of £15. Please telephone 0113 228
4452 to speak to a Property Researcher.
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UNREGISTERED LAND - a unique
service by 1st Locate to trace the owners of unregistered land and
property throughout the United Kingdom
property title deeds & history
There are key differences in terms of the information
held for Scottish properties.
In addition to the information held on
England/Wales titles, the Register of Sasines and The Land Register hold a register of transactions (deeds of
sale, mortgages,etc). Each property has it's own individual search sheet
specifying transactions affecting that property. For older properties you
are able to specify whether you wish to see the register of Sasines pre 1959
as well as post 1959. (this can be most useful for Genealogists or persons
undertaking family history research).
The Land Register is a system of registration created to
gradually replace the existing Sasine register with a timetable in place to
cover all counties of Scotland by 2003. This results in a Title sheet
guaranteed by the State. Generally, the title plan also forms part of the
title document in Scotland.
The Land Register has 5 component parts. If you order a
full Scottish land registry search you will receive the following:
A - Property section - description, title number, date
of first registration, map reference
B - Proprietorship section - details of the purchase
price, proprietors, their address (sometimes past and present). Notices
under the Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981.
C - Charges - details of mortgages, etc often including
D -Burdens - restrictions, covenants, etc
E - Title plan.
The cost for the full Scottish Land Registry search is
Registry of Sasines Scotland
The Register of Sasines or the Sasine register is an
historical register of deeds affecting land and property. A search of this
register is available by name or property address and provides a history of
transactions affecting individual properties. It contains all the recorded
Minutes (precis of deeds) in chronological order so it can provide a history
of a property, eg its owners, charges, mortgages, etc. All documents in the
Register are now imaged from 1905. This document can be particularly
interesting for genealogists as it will contain information about
people, their addresses, what & when they owned, etc - it is possible to
search just by name and county. Therefore, if you are unsure where your
ancestors lived, we are able to identify just from their name and county
which properties they owned and when. Earlier information is also available
back to 1878 and in some cases 1617. We are happy to quote for the supply of
this information prior to 1905 (please note that although all transactions
since 1905 have now been converted to images, many of these 'search sheets'
also contain information and transactions relating to the 19th century. i.e.
if the first 1905 transaction is on a search sheet that is a continuation
from the 1800's then these transactions will also be documented on the same
search sheet). We are able to supply you a copy of the
actual original imaged document and the current computerised search sheet.
The cost for a full search of the imaged Register of Sasines is £28.99, results being delivered by email very quickly.
We are able to trace the origins of many properties in Scotland, back
through all owners and transactions to the original land plot or source. The
Sasines Register can be an invaluable source of Scots genealogy material
providing a comprehensive history of ownership and transactions for a
particular property anywhere in Scotland. It can also serve as a means of
identifying actual documents, wills, conveyances, dispositions, trusts and
other deeds referenced by the Sasine Register.BUY NOW
Find or trace the owners of unregistered land or property in England,
Wales or Scotland.
1st Locate services include assisting our customers find
the owners of unregistered land, property and buildings in England and
Wales. A search of the England or Wales Land Registry may have produced a
result stating that the land or building is unregistered and HMLR
therefore holds no further information. We will undertake a detailed search
and identify the current owners and provide you with a current contact
address. This may involve tracing the owners to a new address or even
tracing the beneficiaries or legatees in the event that the former owner has
died. In Scotland, although all land is technically registered, there are
many disused or derelict buildings and even land that has remained
unused for many years. Some owners may not even be aware that they still own
such plots. We can quickly and efficiently trace the current owners and
provide you with their contact address. The search can take around 28 days.
If we are successful, the fee is £150 if the search relates to a
building/house - a small price to pay in the event
that you might be able to purchase the property. If we are unsuccessful, the fee is
£25 but you will be provided with a report detailing all of the steps that
we have taken. Click here to
Property interests search and person search -
We are able to search for a persons property interests
just by name and county. This will provide you with the address for
the property that is/was owned by the person and the address from where they
previously resided or applied. This is useful for establishing the extent of
a person's property assets and also as a method of tracing people in
Scotland. The search provides the addresses of properties but will not
provide the detail of the properties as per the Land Registry or Sasine
search - these may be purchased separately. The cost of this is £15 per name
and Scottish county searched.
Property prices - Scotland -
Before you buy a property in Scotland, why not find out
what it last sold for and the recent actual sale prices of properties in the
same vicinity. Each report is individually prepared from actual Land
Registry data and provides the precise sale price, not merely an average
sale price achieved in a particular area. You can order online or by
telephone at a cost of £11.75.
Why would you need Land Registry
You may have seen an unoccupied property you want to buy
and want to approach the owner directly.
The property is rented out and you need to get in touch
with the registered owner.
You want to establish details of the tenure or establish
what restrictions are in force
You want to find out how much the property previously
You need to identify the precise boundaries (if you
order a title plan)
These are just a few of the reasons why a title search
We are also able to research the title to determine if
there are other relevant conveyances available which might be referred to
but not included in the main title document. These may provide more precise
details of restrictions and covenants that are in force. Please
telephone one of our researchers on 0113 297 7500 or email
Results are forwarded by email for England/Wales
property ownership searches and full Scottish Land Registry searches
(usually within a hour of ordering, subject to us finding the relevant
records) and by post for full England & Wales Land Registry searches
(Mon-Friday during office hours).
Scotland results are available by email between 8.am &
8.pm Mon -Friday.
Where property title searches in England & Wales or
unsuccessful because the property is not registered, there is no charge.
We will offer you the opportunity to commission an UNREGISTERED
LAND/PROPERTY search. When you order a Scottish
title which is not available on the Scottish Land Register it is likely to be
recorded on the Sasine Register. We will supply the records from the Sasine
register which provides most of the Land Register information plus some
transactional events relating to the property.
Whether the property you require information on is in
England, Wales or Scotland, we have a team of Researchers able to assist
with the identification of other deeds, boundaries, conveyances and property
history. We are regularly instructed by Law Firms to undertake research into
title problems and property history.
We can even assist with converting the title plan into
guideline measurements although where this is disputed, we would always
recommend that you commission a specialist Surveyor.
Telephone our Researchers on 0113 297 7500 or send us an
You can order the title search online or
telephone 0113 297 7500 and order over the phone. Our property researchers
are always available to assist you with any enquiries relating to Land
Registry information in England, Scotland or Wales.
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