Protect Your Property

The Land Registry has launched a new campaign to encourage property owners, particularly those who do not live at the property they own (ie. landlords) to make sure that their details are up to date. This is supported by a leaflet which is being distributed through solicitors and other advice centres and can also be downloaded from the Land Registry website.

Not having the right details makes it easy for fraudsters to take control of a property as any changes made to the registry entry will only be notified to the address the Land Registry holds for the property. If this is not up to date then the notification will not reach the owner and changes may be made to the registry entry without their knowledge.

It is possible to have up to three addresses on each property file and a notification will be sent to all of them when the register changes. Adding addresses and keeping the register up to date costs nothing and is a matter of filling in a simple form.

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