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Land ownership

Can you tell me who owns this piece of land?

General information on land ownership should be sought from the Land Registry:

Land Registry (external website)

There may be some constraints on the type of information that can be provided in terms of confidentiality, data protection or for other legal reasons.

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Can you tell me if this land is council owned?

We may be able to tell you if the land is council owned. You can make a enquiry by completing the 'contact us' form on the right hand side of the page or by contacting the Terrier section on (01482) 393941 or by email - terrier@eastriding.ov.uk.

It would also be useful, when making your enquiry, to provide a description of the location you are interested in.

There may be some constraints on the type of information that can be provided in terms of confidentiality, data protection or for other legal reasons.

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What information can you provide?

We provide information relating to land and property in the council's ownership, leases, easements, wayleaves and boundary responsibilities. 

View more information on the section’s work:

Council Land Ownership service standard 2011 (pdf 91kb opens in new window)

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How can I find out about whose responsibility the maintenance of a boundary is?

If the property is owned, managed or maintained by the council then we will investigate and provide what information we are able to. Many deeds do not have information on boundary responsibilities, even if adjoining land is council owned. Further information may be in your title deeds or provided by the Land Registry:

Land Registry (external website)

There may be some constraints on the type of information that can be provided in terms of confidentiality, data protection or for other legal reasons.

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If this property is council owned would I be able to purchase, rent or maintain it?                                                                     

You will need to consult the valuation and estates section who will handle the enquiry and negotiate the price or rent should the property you are interested in be available.

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