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Finding Out Who Owns Land
Finding out who owns land
can be a difficult task, unlike property it can be difficult to ascertain exact boundary lines of land, couple this with land not being identifiable by a number but only by description and you can see why finding out who owns land is not always easy.
If you can find the required amount of detail so that HM Land Registry will perform a search you may still have issues regarding whether the land in question is registered or unregistered. This is where things get even more complicated. Most people are under the false impression that unregistered land is somehow ownerless land and that all you need to do is stick a fence round the land and claim it as your own, this is completely wrong.
Finding out who owns land
is difficult but it is best not to presume that the owner cannot be contacted as this is not usually the case. If the land is registered land is will be reasonabley straight forward to contact the owner but it is common for details held by the Land Registry to be out of date in terms of the address that was provided when the land was registered, this is why it can be prudent to out source it to companies such as FinderMonkey.co.uk
Unregistered land is simply land that is not registered with HM Land Registry; this means that it has not changed hands since 1985 when first registration of land became compulsory. Unregistered land can also mean that it has changed hands but through a will or change in name of a company or organisation either of these options does not require first registration to take place. The owners of land that is not registered with Land Registry will be able to prove ownership through the paper copies of their deeds which will either be in their possession or the possession of a solicitor or mortgage company.
We also specialise in finding the owners of Private Roads in the UK
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All land in the UK is owned by someone it can just be difficult contacting owners of land. Luckily FinderMonkey.co.uk specialise in finding the owners of land, we can find the owners of both registered and unregistered pieces of land anywhere in the UK. If you would like more information regarding our land searches then please visit the website or give the land researcher a call on 0113 2825900 and we will be happy to help you in finding out who owns land.
Posted by Dave Oates
on Tue, Apr 12, 2011