How to find out who owns a house or property

When you’re interested in buying a house or flat, it might seem straightforward that you’d approach the owner to make an offer. The first step required is to find out who owns the property.

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Three common questions about finding a home’s owner

We have extensive experience at LDN Properties about helping people find out who owns specific properties, and these are among the most common questions we’re asked:

✅ What is the simplest way to find out who owns a house or flat?

You should first try the cheap search of the HM Land Registry’s website. It’s a very straightforward process of entering minimal details about the home (its name or number as well as the postcode) and in seconds find out about its ownership. You’ll also typically be able to see the price that the current owner paid for the property.

✅ How do I find out the owner of an empty property?

Sometimes the simplest steps are often the most successful, so as an early first move you should consider posting a note through its letterbox, saying that you’re interested in the property and finding out its owner. If that doesn’t work, you could then turn to the HM Land Registry and other options.

✅ How much should I pay to find out a homeowner's details?

Try to avoid spending hundreds of pounds paying a search agency to find the homeowner. Instead, prioritise the other options that include a search on the HM Land Registry. It doesn’t cost you anything to search for properties on the department’s website, and it will tell you if any responsive records exist. If so, it’s very inexpensive (just £3 at the moment) to download a copy of the ownership details.

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