Tracing an owner
If you are interested in buying an empty property you will need to contact the present owner to negotiate a sale. We do not arrange for the sale of privately owned empty properties or accept any liability for negotiations between sellers and buyers.
There are a number of steps you could take to trace the owner of an empty property:
You could write a letter addressed to 'The Owner' and put it through the letterbox of the empty property. Sometimes owners will visit the property to collect post.
Land Registry has the details of registered owners of properties and as it is public information you can obtain the details for a minimal charge. However, not all properties are registered and many owners give their registered address as the empty one but you will be able to get a name.
Talk to neighbours of empty properties as they may have some useful information on owners or their relatives.
Where an owner of a property has died relatives or executors may have applied to the Lancaster Probate Sub-Registry - Telephone: 01524 36625. This is public information but you may have to pay a charge for the information you obtain.
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