Common land

2. Property searches

Before buying a property it is wise to check whether it sits on, or near, common land. This may be included in your survey, but you can also check the registers yourself.

Using the registers you can check whether:

  • The property is on land registered as common land or a village green
  • Any ‘rights of common’ exist on that land.

The written register will reveal the name of the owner of the common land and tell you about who has rights of common over the land.

Find out how to apply for a common land search.

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