A title sheet is an official record relating to a particular property.
Each title sheet contains 5 sections:
The Cadastral map shows the boundaries of the property on the Ordnance Survey Map.
The property section includes the postal address of the property, if there is one. It contains a description of the property/land and any associated rights.
The proprietorship section shows the current registered proprietor. This is likely to be the current owner.
It will explain any special arrangements of how the property is owned.
It may also contain information on how to transfer the property in the event of the death of one of the proprietors.
The Securities section includes details of any mortgages over the property.
The Burdens section contains details of obligations on the property owner.
These may include but are not limited to:
- Building and maintenance of boundary walls
- Maintenance and use of common areas
- Share of roof repairs for a tenement property
- What the property can be used for, be it commercial, residential or agricultural
These burdens will have been set up in deeds that have been recorded or registered. Some burdens can be hundreds of years old.
If you are struggling to understand your title sheet, you should seek legal advice.