Freehold Check

Enter a postcode to check if a property is freehold.

Use this service to check if the current title to a property is freehold.

Included Data

You can use this service to check if a home is freehold for any property sold since 1995.

  • Tenure (Freehold or Leasehold)
  • Newly Built or Established Property
  • Full Address
  • PPD Category1

Properties last sold before 1995, and some other properties which are excluded won't be included in these records.

Checking if a property is leasehold

You can use the leasehold check service to check if a property is a leasehold when it was last sold.

This doesn't include any other information about the lease, for example when the lease started, or how long it lasts.

Leasehold Check

1For transactions recoded since October 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a freehold property?

When you purchase a freehold property, you own it outright. This means you own both the property itself and the land it's built on.

You'll also be responsible for maintaining the property and land.

How do I check if a property is freehold?

You can check if a property is freehold by entering the postcode and selecting the address from the list of properties displayed.

You can check any property, owned by you or someone else, but you won't be able to use this service for properties which haven't sold since 1995.

What are the benefits of a freehold property?

There are a number of benefits of owning a freehold property, including:

  • You don't need to pay ground rent or services charges to the freeholder.
  • There's no need to worry about the lease running out.

Can I buy the freehold if I live in a block of flats?

You can buy the freehold from the landlord if at least half of the leaseholders agree to buy a share.

This makes it easy to extend your lease, but there will be other costs involved to buy the leasehold, and set up a company to manage it.

You can find out more from The Leasehold Advisory Service.