About our services

The range of services that HM Land Registry offers.

To find out about the advice we give, and how we deal with customers and the applications we receive, see our service standards.

Information services

Free services

Use our free online information services to:

Professional users of our portal can also use:

  • MapSearch to find out if a property is registered, view its location and title number, and find out if the tenure is freehold or leasehold
  • Application progress (Application enquiry) to check the progress of their applications

For £3, you can get information about any registered plot of land or property in England and Wales.

Find out about the professional use of our Infomation services, part of our Business e-services.

Guaranteed queries

Our guaranteed queries provide results that can be used as evidence in court and carry an HM Government unlimited guarantee. These services are usually some of the first formal steps in buying or selling land or property.

Registration check

Our Registration check (Search of the Index Map) provides a guaranteed check of whether a plot of land or property is registered and the title number(s) associated with it.

Official copies

An Official copy is a guaranteed copy of our Land Register, for any registered plot of land or property, and of deeds and documents we hold on it. Our Official copies services are:

Search and hold

A Search and hold (Official search) is done as a final check before a property transaction is completed. This gives you a 30-day period where no other transactions can be registered and also confirms whether there are any other prior transactions waiting to be registered and their details.

Find out about the professional use of our Guaranteed queries, part of our Business e-services.

Register change services

Register update

We change information in the Land Register when people:

  • change ownership details, for example, if the owner changes their name
  • transfer property, for example, if an owner sells their house
  • add or remove a mortgage (or any other charge), for example, if an owner takes out a new mortgage, or pays off their mortgage
  • grant someone else rights over their property, for example, if an owner gives someone a right of way over a field or an option to buy their property in the future
  • claim rights or an interest in someone else’s land or property, for example, if the owner of a property owes them money and the court has confirmed that debt

Register create

We create new entries in the Land Register when people:

Find out about the professional use of our Register change services, part of our Business e-services.