In the United Kingdom, England and Wales operate a ‘property register’. Title Deeds are documents showing ownership, as well as rights, obligations, or mortgages on the property. Since around 2000, compulsory registration has been required for all properties mortgaged or transferred. The details of rights, obligations, and covenants referred to in deeds will be transferred to the register, a contract describing the property ownership.

A set of deeds evidencing a person’s title to land. With unregistered conveyancing it was the practice for the vendor to pass to the purchaser (on completion of the sale) all of the conveyance deeds that related to previous transfers of that piece of land.

Your deeds will have a Title Number which is a unique number assigned to a parcel of land by Land Registry upon first registration of title to that land. The title number usually comprises two parts: an alphabetic code (of up to three letters) to signify the geographic area (eg. a county) in which the land parcel is located; and a sequential number (of up to 6 digits) to uniquely identify the parcel within that geographic area.