Yes-this is 100% legal. You are truly purchasing a piece of a manor, which will infer a title upon you.
Do I need to register my land?
No. In fact The Land Registration Act 1979 Section 4 (1)(b) specifically removes the normal requirement to register your land, because this is a souvenir plot. Unlike in, other countries, England has removed the need to register your purchase in order to be the owner of the land, thus permitting the transfer of title to take place under Contract Law. By removing the need to register the transfer, small plots of land can be sold without the expenses which would otherwise make this uneconomical. You will receive a copy of the Deed of Transfer in your pack.
Under United Kingdom law, as the owner of a manor estate, you will have the full rights to style yourself as a Lord, Laird or Lady.
Since this is a manorial lordship, it is based on land ownership, and owning a square foot in the estate of Tattingstone will grant you the right to the title of Lord. For each plot of land, we can sell one title.
Due to the manorial nature of the title (I.E. based on the ownership of manor land) simple owning the land within the UK infers all rights associated with it both nationally and at an international level. You will be a legal Lord of the manor irrespective of your country of residence as the land is still within the UK. All our titles are recognized internationally.
We sadly only offer land from Tattingstone estate but most people choose to shorten their title to just Lord, Laird or Lady.
This should not present a problem. Many people successfully change their names on their legal documentation. If you have a query regarding a specific document, we would advise you to contact the appropriate authority (for example your bank or passport office) to discuss their individual protocols.
This is clarified in your constitutional rights (enclosed in the documentation pack) as follows;
Yes, the offer is completely genuine and entirely legal. You are given a plot number corresponding to your land plot, confirmed by your title document enclosed with this letter bearing the plot number. The documents have all been drawn up by a Lawyer to ensure they comply with local law.
Opportunist hey? No. Although the land belongs to you, due to the picturesque nature of the land it is to be left in its natural state as part of a preservation scheme in the area. We will look after your land on your behalf
There are no taxes everything is included in the price quoted."
I'm sorry to say since this is a manorial title: I.E based on ownership of land it is not bestowed on a spouse as only one person can own the land.
Yes. Both the land and the title can be passed on by informing Select Titles of the change.
If only it were so easy! It is virtually impossible to buy a British aristocracy title; ownership of the land does however allow you to use the title 'Lord of Tattingstone' . Many women have chosen to use the title 'Lady' instead.
Yes, you can purchase as many as you wish! We'll even throw in a postal discount for multiple orders.
In order to transfer the plot to you under Contract Law, we need to be able to define its location precisely. We do this by providing you the exact GPS location, using the UK Ordnance Survey reference system. The location of each plot is unique.
Absolutely. Just let us know what name to put on the certificate when ordering, these make great gifts. Since all the deeds are drafted up to order we can have them commence on a special date i.e. a birthday or anniversary; just let us know at the time of ordering.
You may use your title at any time except for any illegal purpose - such as to commit fraud, or obtain money by deception.
No. There are no land taxes involved and absolutely no other costs associated with buying or owning this land. We maintain public liability insurance over the entire area which will continue in force after your purchase. You will have no further expense to pay after the initial purchase price.
Yes. All the plots you order at the same time will be next to each other. Any plots ordered later will be part of a different block. If you think that you will require more plots later, that need to be part of your block, but do not yet know the name (for example unborn children) simply order as many as you need in total and ask us to hold delivery of the unknown plots until you can advise us of the details. We keep records of all plots sold and can issue your certificates at any time you choose.
The frame is just to show how the certificate would look framed. It is not included at the moment but we plan on offering packages including a framed certificate later this year.