Focus on Assignments
An Assignment is a deed that deals with the transfer of property. All assignments provide:
- Names of parties (ideal for tracing your family tree)
- Description of property
- Covenants, rights & restrictions over the property
- Value of transaction
Assignments will often transfer a leasehold property subject to the remaining lease term. These Assignments would be produced when registering a property with the Land Registry, but they were often not retained by the Land Registry and have therefore been lost or destroyed over time. Luckily, we have a large number of Assignments in our collection including this one for a property which has since been demolished. Although the Land Registry refers to this Assignment, it does not hold a copy of the Assignment itself.
Follow this link to download an example of an Assignment from 1893 relating to 9 Denmark Street, Rochdale.
The Assignment that we have used for an example contains the following information:
- Number of Documents: 1
- Number of Plans: 1
- Number of Persons: 3
- Number of Signatures: 3
- Addresses: 9 Denmark Street, Rochdale, Lancaster
- People Named: John Bamford, William Lord, George Longbottom