During the last 90 years, the Land Registry has been compiling a central register of property and land in England and Wales. It is now compulsory to register with the Land Registry any sale, purchase, deed of gift, mortgage, new lease or assent (which is a transfer following the death of the legal owner). Compulsory registration has been phased in gradually in different areas over the last 30 years or so. Therefore, if you purchased your property or land before 1986, it is likely that the title to your property is unregistered. This means a record of your ownership is not held centrally at the Land Registry.
If your property is not registered the TSP Residential Property team can complete the first registration of your property for you. The team have also written a series of informative articles on the subject which you can access below