Changing your Contact Address at the Land Registry


Overview

It is very important to keep your contact address up to date at the Land Registry. Failing to do so may cause you difficulties in the future and may even result in the Land Registry being unable to detect property or mortgage fraud at your address. Often this is merely an oversight, e.g. as where you let the property and move into another property, and the means to resolve it is no more than completing a form.


Land Registry have no other means of Contacting You

If the Land Registry need to contact you, e.g. where they suspect an attempt is being made to commit a fraud relating to your property, they will contact you using your contact addresses, i.e. the addresses you have registered with them. They have no other means to contact you and so letters written to you will usually end up being sent to the property address and not your current address. This would not be desirable if those living in the property were attempting a fraudulent transaction relating to your property.


Three Addresses

You can register up to three different contact addresses for each owner. These addresses can include an address Abroad and an email address. When the Land Registry need to contact you they will communicate with you at all three addresses, which increases the chances of you receiving their communications.


How to Update Your Contact Address

It is a simple matter to update your contact address/es. You should complete form COG1 and send this to the Land Registry at

Land Registry Citizen Centre
PO Box 74
Gloucester
GL14 9BB.

You will need to provide evidence of your identity with the COG1 form. This will need to be either a Passport biodata page (the page with the photograph on) or current Photocard driving licence or two of the following three documents relating to the property - utility bill less than 3 months old, council tax bill for the current year, mortgage statement for the last completed year. You will also need to affix a passport type photograph to the form.

If you wish to check what your existing contact address is you should obtain an up to date copy of the Title Register.

Obtain Title Register


Title Register

The Land Registry Title Register holds data relating to the property ownership, purchase price, mortgage, tenure, covenants, rights of way, leases and class of title.

£19.95

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Title Plan

The Title Plan shows an outline of the property and its immediate neighbourhood, and uses colours to identify rights of way, general boundaries and land affected by covenants.

£19.95

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Conveyancing Deeds

Deeds creating Restrictions, Covenants, Easements, etc. are often kept digitally by the Land Registry and made available for sale due to their invaluable detail and content to assist in further understanding the Restrictions, etc.

£29.95

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