Land Registry holds records about most property in the UK, including:
- the title register, ie the owner's name, the price paid for the property, the mortgage status
- the title plan, ie the property boundaries
- the title summary, which includes the lender's name and whether the property is freehold or leasehold
- a flood risk indicator, that gives information on how likely the property is to flood
Anyone can search the register online to get information about registered property. You can search by address or by location.
If you wish to get further information about a registered property, such as its past owners, you can request a copy of the deeds at the Land Registry.
The information available at the Land Registry can be downloaded at a certain fee (£3 for an online copy of the title register or title plan). However, you can't use these copies as an official proof of ownership. If you need to prove property ownership, you'll need to order an official copy of the register (official copies are worth £7).