Public guides

Land Registry public guides cover a range of subjects and are designed to assist people without specialist knowledge to understand the most common aspects of land registration.

Guides are listed in order of the frequency of their use. They are available in HTML format and will open in a new window.

Title plans and boundaries explained (Public Guide 19)

Evidence of identity – non-conveyancers (Public Guide 20)

A guide to the information we keep and how you can obtain it (Public Guide 1)

What to do when a land owner dies (Public Guide 9)

Joint property ownership: the two kinds explained (Public Guide 18)

Keeping your name in the register up to date (Public Guide 22)

Applications for first registration made by the owner in person (Public Guide 13)

Protecting home rights under the Family Law Act 1996 (Public Guide 4)

General Land Registry information (Public Guide 3)

How to safeguard against property fraud (Public Guide 17)

Keeping your address for service up to date (Public Guide 2)

Registering title to land - the characteristics and advantages (Public Guide 8)

Land banking schemes – warning – plots of land in England and Wales offered for sale claimed to have development or investment potential (Public Guide 21)

Bankruptcy orders (Public Guide 11)

Bankruptcy petitions (Public Guide 10)

Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 (Public Guide 5)

Applications by a creditor for a restriction to protect a charging order made by a court (Public Guide 23a)

The sale of "titles" and Land Registry (Public Guide 14)

'Free land and property'? Why you should beware adverts making such claims (Public Guide 16)

Your rights under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Public Guide 15)

Applications by the Legal Services Commission for a restriction to protect a statutory charge arising under the Legal Services Act 1988 or the Access to Justice Act 1999 (Public Guide 23c)

Application by a local authority for a restriction to protect a statutory charge arising under the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (Public Guide 23b)

Applications by a trustee in bankruptcy for a restriction to protect a bankruptcy order made against one of joint proprietors (Public Guide 23d)