Town and village greens

2. Property searches

Before buying a property it is wise to check whether it sits on, or near, a town or village green. 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 town or village green and tell you about who has rights of common over the land.

Find out how to apply for a village green search.

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