Overview:Official company page of Land Registry (England and Wales).
Land Registry is a government department created to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. We keep and maintain the Land Register, where more than 24 million titles (the evidence of ownership) are documented. Once land or property is entered in the register we record any ownership changes, mortgages or leases that affect it.
We are self-financing through the charging of fees for registration and other services. We also generate income from the sale of ‘Add Value’ services.
Land Registry was set up in 1862 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012.