Official company page of HM Land Registry. HM Land Registry is a UK government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. We safeguard land and property ownership worth more than £4 trillion, including more than £1 trillion of mortgages. Our Land Register contains more than 25 million titles, which show evidence of ownership, covering more than 85% of the land mass. Our ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.