3. Search the index map
The index map contains information on all land and property that’s registered or being registered with HM Land Registry.
Use it to find the title number of a property that doesn’t appear in a search of the register.
Some properties don’t appear in a search of the register because the property boundaries have changed since it was registered, or the property address has been spelled incorrectly, for example.
How to search
You can’t search the map yourself.
You should provide the address of the land or property (if it has one). If the land or property can’t be identified by the address you can provide:
- a plan which clearly identifies the land or property
- an Ordnance Survey map reference for the land or property
Download and fill in the application form and send it to HM Land Registry.
HM Land Registry
PO Box 74
HM Land Registry will send you the search results, including the title number or numbers under which the land or property is registered. You can use them to search the register.
The search will also confirm if the property or land is unregistered.
How much it costs
It costs £4 to search an area covering up to 5 registered titles.
If your search covers more than 5 titles, HM Land Registry will contact you with an updated fee. You’ll be charged £2 for groups of 10 additional titles.
How long it takes
The results of your search will arrive in less than a week.
If you’re searching the index map to apply for home rights
You must write ‘This search is being made solely for the purposes of the Family Law Act 1996’ across the top of the application form.