Searches of the index of proprietors’ names (PG74)

Find out who can search against the name of an owner of land or registered mortgages and how to do it (practice guide 74).



This guide gives details of how to make a search of the index of proprietors’ names. It is aimed at solicitors and other legal advisers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly.

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Published 12 September 2011
Last updated 24 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Sections 5.1 and 5.2 have been amended as a result of a change of office name from Wales Office to Swansea Office.

  2. We can no longer accept faxed applications for PN1 searches. Section 3 has been amended accordingly.

  3. Link to the advice we offer added.

  4. Welsh version added.

  5. First published.