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House Deeds

I purchased my house in 1992 and paid off the mortgage in 2003 approximately, and received the house deeds at the time.
They have been stored in a waterproof/fireproof box since then.
Does anyone know if the deeds will be digitally recorded with the land registry, and therefore if anything happened to the paper deeds, that there would not be any problems.
I can see on the LR website you can pay to get a copy of what they have, but if they don't have anything it would be a waste of money.


  • Keep_pedalling
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    You only pay the £3 to download the documents they hold. The initial search will show if it is registered or not.if it is you can pay the fees to download what they have.
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    I think if you tell us where in the country your property is, we can tell you whether compulsory registration would have applied in 1992 and therefore the property would be registered.
  • silvercar
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    You only pay the £3 to download the documents they hold. The initial search will show if it is registered or not.if it is you can pay the fees to download what they have.
    In fact you don’t need to pay. If it is registered it will show as such, so you know it is there. You should also register with their property alert service (free) so you can see if any attempt is made to change the deeds.
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    edited 13 July at 11:59AM
    If you bought in 1992 and it’s in England or Wales then it would be registered
    Have a read of re old deeds/documents also 
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  • bouicca21
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    The deeds may not have any legal value any more but they are  nevertheless of interest. Don’t throw them away!
  • XzavierWalnut
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    Thank you for all the replies. I am in England, and would not throw the documents away as they are really interesting, in fact I would like to frame the main one which has all the wax seals on.
    I did not realise that I do not have to have every document just the main ones and for £3 it's worth having a look.
    Thanks again.
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