1. When you must register

By law, you must register all land or property in your name with Land Registry if:

  • you’ve bought it
  • it’s been given to you
  • you’ve taken over the ownership from someone else (eg you’ve inherited a property)

Most people use a solicitor or conveyancer to register, but you can do it yourself.

You may also need to register land that you lease, especially if there are 7 or more years left on the lease. Find out more or contact Land Registry if you aren’t sure.

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