Whether you’re a potential buyer looking to contact the property owner or a neighbour interested in resolving a property-related issue, finding property owners in the UK can be a lengthy task.
There are a number of ways to find out who owns a property in the UK. The most accurate and up-to-date information is held by HM Land Registry. However, you can also use companies like Finders International to research the property for you and provide you with details on the current owners, here.
Maybe you need to find the current owner of an abandoned building?
When an abandoned property has been left unoccupied for an extended period, identifying the current owner can pose a challenge. Finders International use a comprehensive range of records, encompassing property tax filings, land registry documents, and probate records to locate the legal owners.
Need to establish clear legal title to a property?
If there is a dispute over the ownership of a property, Finders International can help to establish clear legal title. This process involves gathering and presenting documentation that proves rightful ownership of the property. The specific documents required may vary depending on the type of property and the jurisdiction, but they typically include a deed, tax assessments, and property surveys.
Determine the rights associated with unregistered land?
Unlike registered land, which has a clear and easily accessible record of ownership and associated rights, unregistered land relies on a chain of title deeds and other documents to prove ownership. These documents can be difficult to locate and interpret, and there is always the risk that they may be incomplete or inaccurate.Finders International can help to research unregistered land and identify the rightful property owners.
Rise in property ownership enquires due to inheritance disputes
In the United Kingdom, disputes over property ownership can arise for a variety of reasons, including unclear title deeds, boundary disagreements, co-ownership disputes, and inheritance disputes. With the latter being the most common.
Daniel Curran, MD Finders International says, “Conflicts can emerge when multiple heirs or beneficiaries claim rights to a property under a will, particularly when the terms of the will are ambiguous or contested.”
According to a 2022 report by IBB Law, 3 in 4 people are likely to experience a will, inheritance, or probate dispute in their lifetime. Inheritance disputes among siblings are the most common, followed by disputes between parents and children.
If you find yourself in this situation, Danny Curran’s team at Finders International have the experience, and tools necessary, to help provide information on the legal owner of a property.