Registering land or property with HM Land Registry

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When you must register

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You must register all land or property with HM Land Registry if you’ve:

  • bought it
  • been given it
  • inherited it
  • received it in exchange for other property or land
  • mortgaged the property

You do not usually need to register leasehold land or property if there are 7 years or less on the lease when you take ownership.

You must register your land with the Rural Land Register as well as HM Land Registry if you own agricultural land.

Your property might not be registered if you owned it before 1990 and have not mortgaged it since. Check if your property’s registered.

You must tell HM Land Registry if you transfer ownership of your registered property to someone else.

Once you’re registered

HM Land Registry publishes information online about most registered property, including:

  • the names of owners
  • the price paid for the property
  • a plan of the property’s boundaries

You cannot opt out of your property information being published.

If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland

HM Land Registry only deals with land and property in England and Wales.


Register your land or property with Registers of Scotland.

Northern Ireland

Register your land or property with Land and Property Services.