Unregistered Property - What Does it Mean?

Dec 15, 2015
In 1925 the Land Registration Act introduced a new concept in this country. Gradually properties were recorded on a centralised and publicly available database guaranteed by the Land Registry.

This revolutionary way of recording ownership of property was to greatly improve a complex and time consuming system. The country was divided up into administrative areas and over the years triggers were introduced, which meant that compulsory registration was required when a property was bought or sold and this was phased in for different areas. It was as recent as the 1980s before compulsory registration came to more rural areas like Hertfordshire.  

To this day there are still pockets of unregistered property out there which require expert care and attention. This means that the safety and security of your property deeds require special consideration if the property is to be passed on to members of your family or to be sold. 

Nockolds Solicitors can help you with specialist advice, for storage arrangements, voluntary registration and the sale and purchase of unregistered land. To find out more, please contact a member of our Residential Property and Real Estate Team on 01279 755777. 

Karen Chui

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Karen Chui

Karen is an experienced residential property solicitor having qualified in 2006 with a varied background having previously practiced in commercial and agricultural property, personal injury ...

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