Council property register
Land and property ownership enquiries
The Calderdale Council Terrier is a record of all Calderdale Council owned land and property, and is maintained by the Council's Terrier Officer, in Business Change & Performance Management.
To find out whether Calderdale Council own a particular building or area of land, you should initially call the Contact Centre on 01422 288001 or alternatively, most of the Council's major assets are also mapped and shown on Calderdale Maps Online: Council assets
- If it is not Council owned, you will need to contact the Land Registry in Nottingham to find out who does own it. You can do this by visiting their website: Land Registry|
- If it is confirmed that the land or building is Council owned and you are interested in buying or renting it, then you will need to write to the Estates Manager, describing the area of land you are interested in. Please include your telephone number, email address, what you intend to use the land for, and, if possible, a simple sketch or drawing / plan showing measurements.
You will receive a letter acknowledging your application together with a blank Ordnance Survey plan for you to mark the area on and return (unless you have already sent a sketch or drawing with your application letter and it is clear what you are enquiring about).
You will then receive our ‘Fast-track’ letter detailing precisely what you need to do to progress your enquiry, briefly this is:
- We will contact the Council Service responsible for the land to establish whether it is surplus to their operational requirements. We may also need to consider whether any other Council Service has any operational requirement for the land. In addition, we would contact local Ward Councillors to establish whether they have any comments relating to this proposal.
- Should the land be considered surplus to requirements, the next stage may involve enquiries of the Council’s Legal Services concerning title to the land, Engineering Services concerning any highways implications, and Planning Services concerning both potential and proposed use of the land. This can be a time consuming process, and for this reason it may be some time before your application can proceed further. You are strongly advised to undertake your own detailed consultations regarding your specific proposals.
Land and property availability
The Council has a policy of advertising surplus land / property for sale on the open market in order to ensure that the best price is achieved, and that any interested party has the opportunity to submit an offer. A disposal may also take place through a public auction. All land and property currently available to buy or let is advertised on the website: Land and property availability
The Council is not in a position to provide applicants with advice as to how much to offer for land / property. It is recommended that you consider obtaining an independent valuation and appropriate advice.
In addition to the purchase price of land / property, any disposal would be conditional upon the purchaser being responsible for paying the Council’s legal and surveyors costs. These costs depend on the value of the land / property and are worked out using a sliding scale.
To be placed on the Council's mailing list for future sales or rentals Contact Corporate Asset and Facilities Management.
If you're interested in taking a greater role in the management of a Council owned building or land, or would like to make a request for Community Asset Transfer, see Community management of assets.