Maintenance of the land register of England and Wales is under the jurisdiction of the Land Registration Department (HM Land Registry) with offices in 14 cities of England and Wales employing 5200 people.
The task of the land register is to collect, store and systematize information about rights of ownership and lease to land and real estate objects, and data on rights of real estate encumbrance, and to provide information for the purpose of assuring legal certainty and protection of rights of ownership during execution of transactions with such objects.
Maintenance of the land register is carried out in electronic form but receipt of extracts is possible both in electronic PDF document and in a paper form. If required, they may be sent by post in a notarized or apostilled form.
Data in the land register are updated after receiving an application for alteration of legal relations and takes up to several months.
The land register appeared in England and Wales in 1862. Since December, 1990 the register has been public, before it only real estate owners had access to information. Since 2000 access to the land register has been possible online.
At present the register contains over 25 million records on real estate objects, which covers 85% of all objects of England and Wales.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland there are separate land registers.
Extract from the land register of England and Wales may be used for:
- confirmation of title to real estate
- receipt of information about the real estate item
- debt collection
- analysis of prices for real estate
- other commercial and analytical purposes
The following documents may be obtained from the land register:
Updated extract on rights to real estate is an electronic document containing updated data on rights to real estate and encumbrances. It may be obtained in electronic form and certified by a digital signature.
Cadastral plan is a plan of real estate or land plot specifying its sizes, borders and location. The document may be obtained in electronic form.
Historical extract is a document containing data on rights to real estate and encumbrances at a given date. It may be required in order to identify previous real estate owners. This document may be obtained in a paper form on the basis of a special request and it takes long time.
Copies of documents entered in the land register - copies of documents may be obtained from the land register. Documents are received in a paper form on the basis of a written request.
The flood risk indicator contains data on likelihood of underflooding of a real estate object during inundations.
Such documents may be apostilled and applied as evidence in legal proceedings in Russia or other countries.
The extract from the land register contains:
- registration number of a real estate object
- address of a real estate object
- name and address of owner’s registration
- date of acquisition of a real estate object
- description of rights to a real estate object
- price of real estate (for objects purchased after 2000)
- data on mortgage and liens
- data on creditors
- restrictions of the right of ownership
The cadastral plan contains information about:
- real estate location
- borders of a real estate
* some data may be unavailable for certain items, or may be provided for a fee.
Receipt of documents in electronic form is carried out for one working day. 2 weeks are required to obtain documents with apostille.
- full address
- title number
- exact location of a land plot on a map
Extracts from the Trade Register are provided subject to the laws of the United Kingdom and to the Law on personal data protection.
Moreover, you can order certified translations of your documents.
The requests shall be processed within one business day. Courier delivery of the apostilled extract shall be paid additionally according to the courier tariff rates.
Preliminary information about availability of a real estate object in the register of England and Wales may be ordered on a free basis on our web-site.
United Kingdom acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 21 August 1964.
Therefore, the documents issued in the UK are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.
In addition, you can order certified translation of your documents into any foreign language.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an electronic Extract from the land register of England and Wales||from 59,50 €||from 50,00 €||Price for the translation of an electronic Extract||from 41,65 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract from the land register of England and Wales with apostille||from 297,50 €||from 250,00 €|