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HM Land Registry

  • A register of who owns every property in England and Wales.  Exceptions are those properties not yet registered.  Registration occurs automatically upon purchase of a property.
  • Agents may have to consult the registry to establish that a Landlord purporting to own a property is in fact the owner.
  • Likewise tenants have been known to steal the identity of an owner in order to sell a property they do not own. The first the real owner knows is when he no longer receives the rent from his now departed rich tenant.
Published: 10 November 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021