What is property identification number UK
Using the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) – a guide for councils The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) should be fundamental to all data matching and, therefore, to all data analysis. This would ensure that disparate data sets and innovative applications of data can be blended to provide insight and understanding about residents and businesses, which is needed to deliver area-based services effectively on the ground.
- Every authority has common focal points, such as housing, education, welfare and highways.
- When the UPRN is added to each siloed department’s data, the whole organisation benefits.
- It becomes a much simpler exercise to link inter-departmental information.
- Everything that local government does happens somewhere, be it housing a homeless person, collecting someone’s bin or providing support to a family in difficulty.
Precise location information is essential for councils to deliver services to the residents they serve. The LGA, in partnership with Ordnance Survey and GeoPlace, has been an advocate of the creation and rollout of Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) and Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRNs) for almost three decades.
Additionally, the Open Standards Board, via Government Digital Service (GDS), has mandated that from 1July 2020, the UPRN and USRN are the government standard for referencing and sharing property and street information. This means that all new public sector systems and projects that include address and/or street data should include the identifiers.
What is a Unique Property Reference Number? The UPRN is the unique identifier for every addressable location in Great Britain. UPRNs can be used for addressable locations such as residential and commercial buildings and for objects which may not have a typical address for example, an electricity substation or a bus shelter.
- The UPRN provides every property with a persistent identifier throughout its existence (from planning through to demolition).
- There are some “easy wins” to be made by linking data using UPRNs, from which many local authorities and fire authorities could quickly benefit.
- See some examples on the The work of local custodians We continue to encourage councils and the wider public sector to include UPRN references in all data they hold that is defined with a location.
This does not need to be an ambitious project that sees the entire council move to a single system: rather, there are quick wins from starting to link just a few data sets. The UPRN provides the link to connect these data sets together. Data analysts or heads of service who want to do this are not alone; they can call upon their local gazetteer custodians to work with them.
- Councils in England and Wales each have one or more custodians, whose role is to oversee the creation and maintenance of the geospatial records used to contribute to the national property and street data set.
- These custodians undertake skilled, detailed jobs that involve high levels of accuracy and responsibility.
How do you make better use of UPRNs? The LGA has worked with GeoPlace to develop a series of support materials to help organisations use UPRNs more routinely in their data processes. A summarises key steps to help you make effective use of UPRNs within your authority’s service areas.
- A quick tool is available to help service managers ascertain how well integrated their systems are with the UPRN.
- It takes less than three minutes to complete and provides recommendations on how to improve if need be.
- GeoPlace has published a collection of which may assist you further.
- Finally, you should contact your custodians who are ready to work with you to advise further.
To find the local custodians for your council, you can use our
The LGA, working with its partners GeoPlace and the Ordnance Survey, provide a number of additional online tools to promote the wider take-up on UPRNs by public and private organisations and the general public.You can identify UPRNs within the tool.You can find those other geographical, political and statistical areas of given types around a specified UPRN or postcode – or a set of UPRNs and postcodes in an uploaded CSV file using the tool.
UPRNs response to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an additional imperative on councils to support residents – particularly vulnerable and shielding members of the community. Data has played a critical role in informing this response. More specifically, the value of data about places has been vital to accurately provide efficient and effective service delivery solutions.
The LGA commissioned GeoPlace to highlight the value of efficient data transfer using UPRNs in the context of COVID-19 and the importance of making accurate links between data sourced from a range of locations. The report brings light to the challenges faced by councils aiming to match data accurately and considers the ways in which UPRNs mitigate those issues – enabling data to be consumed more easily, providing a faster evidence-based response.
The report collates just some examples from across the country to showcase how location based data, specifically data with a Unique Property Reference Number, has been used to respond to resident needs, for instance identifying and supporting more vulnerable people needing additional care.
What is a property number UK
When property is registered at HM Land Registry it is allocated its own unique title number. Each title number will have a corresponding “title register” and “title plan”, which contain the title number at the top of the document in large bold type. Once your property has been registered, or any registrable dealings have been completed by registration at HM Land Registry (e.g., a transfer of the legal ownership of the property, or securing a legal charge over the property), your solicitor will provide you with new and updated copies of your title register and title plan.
The Property Register:
This describes the Property with a brief property description and a reference to the title plan. It also states the estate held (i.e., freehold or leasehold estate). The Property Register may also include any easements or covenants which exist for the benefit of the Property (e.g., if the property benefits from a right of way over neighbouring land).
The Proprietorship Register:
This states the class of title (see Land Registry’s Practice Guide 42 at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/upgrading-the-class-of-title/practice-guide-42-upgrading-the-class-of-title ), the name and address for service of the registered proprietor and the price they paid for the Property (since April 2000) and any limitations on the registered proprietor’s powers to deal with the property (for example, if they need their mortgage lender’s permission before transferring the property).
The Charges Register:
This contains details of any burdens affecting the property, such as restrictive covenants (e.g., restrictions on the use of the property), positive covenants (e.g., obligations to maintain a fence or driveway), easements and mortgages. Below is a useful link to the Land Registry’s website, explaining the different elements of the title register.
Http://www.landregistry-titledeeds.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions/information/using-the-title-register.asp Title plan When property is registered, the Land Registry produce a title plan of the property, based on the information contained in the original title deeds. The title plan supports the property description in the title register, and identifies the general extent of the land in the registered title, which is usually shown with red edging.
It is important to note that the title plans show the general position, not the exact line, of the boundaries only. A title plan is therefore not intended to be a definitive record of the precise land contained within any one title, More information about title plans can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/land-registry-plans-title-plan/land-registry-plans-title-plan-practice-guide-40-supplement-5 More information about title plans and boundaries can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/land-registry-plans-boundaries/land-registry-plans-boundaries-practice-guide-40-supplement-3 Dealings with registered land Any dealings with registered property must subsequently be registered at HM Land Registry, as the dealing will not have affect in law until the dealing has been registered.
Who is the legal owner of a property UK
What is the legal interest in a property? – The legal interest in a property refers to the right to possess or use property. This interest belongs to the legal owner, i.e. the person who is registered at the Land Registry on the title deeds. Legal interest gives the owner a right of control over the property, which means they can decide to sell or transfer the property.