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Verify Home Ownership

Search for a person at any UK address and verify home ownership with our quick and simple online checker. This service is useful for individuals wishing to check home ownership details and also businesses such as solicitors, estate agents and mortgage providers.

Land registry data is only available for properties in England and Wales.

Cost: 20 credits

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Verify Property Owner

You can view historical, as well as current home ownership details. These include ownership type, as well as the relevant HM Land Registry title number. Completing this search requires 20 credits. Credits can be purchased in a range of packages, which start from just £10.

Looking for more in-depth results?

Does your organisation frequently carry out homeowner checks on UK individuals? An ORBIS subscription is the perfect solution for private companies such as solicitors and estate agents, who carry out a large volume of searches.

ORBIS subscribers benefit from many features of our special corporate service, including:

  • Exclusive access to additional datasets, unavailable to the general public (including HM Land Registry title details)
  • Unlimited usage from multiple users across your business
  • A range of flexible payment options to suit all kinds of companies

We are also proud to offer an integrated API solution called T2A. Our resident search API and person verification API can be built into an existing CRM system. It can help businesses across a wide range of sectors to:

  • Efficiently carry out AML and KYC checks on potential clients and customers
  • Prevent fraudulent activity amongst their employees and customer base
  • Improve response rates to direct mailing campaigns

What results will you get?

When you perform a home ownership search, we will provide a breakdown of the following information:

  • Verification of home ownership
  • Type of property ownership (joint or sole owner)
  • Start and end date of ownership - if applicable
  • Land Registry title number
  • Tenure (freehold or leasehold)
  • Full address
  • Name of associated business if applicable

How to find out if someone owns a property?

To verify home ownership for a named person, type their forename, surname, postcode and house name/number into the search boxes. Then click 'check'.

If you already hold an account and have sufficient credits (20 to perform this search), you will then be taken through to the results page. For those who require a new account and credits, we offer a range of credit packages, which start at just £10.

Definition of homeowner terms

If you are unsure about some of the terms used in property ownership, please find below a brief glossary.

Freehold or leasehold

If a person has Freehold ownership, they own the property AND the land it sits on for an unlimited period of time. If a person has Leasehold ownership, they only own the property, not the land. Freehold is for a certain amount of time which can be decades or hundreds of years depending on the lease.

Sole or joint property ownership

Sole ownership means that just the person you have searched for owns the property. Joint ownership means that another person(s) also have ownership of the property.

Title Number

Title number is a unique reference number for the property given by HM Land Registry when the property is registered. The number appears at the top of the Title Register and Title Plan.

Title Details

Title details consist of the Title Register and the Title Plan held at HM Land Registry. The Title Register gives details of the title in 3 sections:

  1. Property Register – states the local authority that the property comes under and describes the land and estate comprised in the title.
  2. Proprietorship Register – details the class of the title, identity of the owner, date and price of purchase.
  3. Charges Register – any charges and other matters that may affect the land.

Only when title registration has been completed by HM Land Registry will the legal title of the property transfer to the new buyer. An Orbis corporate account is required to view Title Details.

Title Plan

An Ordnance Survey map produced by HM Land Registry which records the boundaries of the property outlined in red. Subscribe to our Orbis service, in order to view a plan for the specified property.

Why use

For over 20 years, we have been one of the UK’s leading providers of online directory services.

As part of the Simunix group, we hold over 130 million records, which are drawn from trusted data sources such as the Royal Mail Postal Address Finder, UK Electoral Roll and Companies House.

All of our team are committed to keeping our data safe. We handle and store data in line with the very latest GDPR laws and regulations.

Related Services

  • Person Verify – Check that a person is who they claim to be by searching the name and address they provided.
  • Land Registry – Available to all Orbis subscribers, our land registry search is ideal for identifying property ownership.
  • Maps – Search for any UK address and see it presented on a visual map.
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Property Owner Verification

Where the person is found to be the present owner, or a previous owner, the following information is given:

  • If the ownership is Freehold or Leasehold.
  • Ownership start and end dates.
  • If it is Sole or Joint ownership.
  • Land Registry Title number

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