On 27 September, a briefing paper from the House of Commons Library explains that property in England and Wales can be either registered or unregistered and the steps involved in tracing ownership will vary accordingly. Any member of the public can search online the Land Registry (a fee is payable). This briefing paper provides information on how to trace ownership of a property or piece of land, in the process it also provides a summary of land ownership and what is meant by registered and unregistered land. This briefing paper is concerned with England and Wales only; Scotland has its own land law. Northern Ireland and Scotland also have their own land registries.
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