Please contact the Land Registry to enquire regarding private property.
NB the Land Registry will be unable to assist you if the land concerned is unregistered, in which case you may wish to make enquiries locally with neighbours. Alternatively, if the land is subject to development proposals please visit our planning applications for further information.
We need to know the boundaries of the land in question and if possible the full postal address. The boundaries are often difficult to describe precisely without looking at a detailed map (which can be arranged for personal visitors). We should be able to tell from an online or telephone enquiry whether the council owns land nearby, but for a more precise answer, please upload a plan or sketch showing the exact boundaries of the land using the online form.
Again, this will be dependent upon demand and also upon the need for a detailed plan to be submitted to the council. If the level of enquiries remains manageable, and provided all necessary details have been provided to us, then a response can usually be given within 3 working days. In certain cases, depending on the complexity of land ownership in the area, reference to the council's deeds may be required in which case the enquiry may take longer.