How do I obtain a copy of my deeds for my property?

    How do I obtain a copy of my deeds for my property?

    ‘Deeds’, as most people remember, is a large parcel of old documents, such as conveyances. These show how the property has passed between each person through the years.

    In most recent years, properties have been registered with the Land Registry. They retain an electronic register of properties in England and Wales following a ‘triggering event’, such as a sale of the property. This does mean that not all property is registered but certainly, more is registered than not.

    Your property will be registered with the Land Registry if you purchased it after:

    • 1985 for a property in Taunton Deane
    • 1986 for a property in West Somerset
    • 1989 for a property in Sedgemoor, Mendip or South Somerset

    How do I obtain a copy of my deeds?

    If your property is registered you can obtain a copy of your legal title (‘deeds’) online for a fee of £3 for the register and £3 for the plan associated. There will be a further fee if there any other documents you would like.

    If you would like a copy of your legal title please ensure that you use this correct website for the Land Registry.

    Please beware: Do not do a search in google or similar as this will bring up various other websites that will charge you higher costs, may not have access to the Land Registry so the information may be incorrect or, at worse, could be fake or scam websites.

    If you purchased your property before the above dates then you will need to obtain your original deeds. This will be a packet of papers consisting of conveyances, transfers and other similar documents. These can be held by yourselves at home, by your solicitors, bank or whoever you deposited them with at the time of your purchase.

    If you are unsure then please contact our Residential Property team who would be able to help with this and any other residential property enquiries you may have.

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