Unregistered Land - Ownership Search

Unregistered Land Ownership

Understanding what is meant by unregistered land is an important step in understanding unregistered land ownership.
Unregistered land is simply land that is not registered with the land registry, this means that proof of ownership will be with the owner and will not be able to be accessed through a search with Land Registry.

Unregistered Land Ownership

This obviously makes unregistered land a complex matter, to find the owners of an unregistered piece of land can be like finding a needle in a haystack but there are things you can do. There are companies that specialise in finding the owners of unregistered land and these should be considered as they have access to systems and databases that the public don’t, whilst these systems do not reveal the owners of the land they can help ascertain the kind of person the owner may be or the area in which they may live. When working on unregistered land ownership it is often necessary to have a good understanding of Land Registry documents as these are sometimes required on surrounding land or buildings in an attempt to work out the current owners of the unregistered land.
It often worth walking the land and the surrounding area to see if you come across any people who know of the owner, local people are a great way to establish ownership of unregistered land. Unregistered land ownership