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Add, change, or remove a property name

We control the names of streets and properties in the borough. To decide on applications, we use:

  • our own street naming and numbering policy
  • the National Land and Property Gazetteer

You can add, change, or remove the name of an existing property online. To do so, you must be either the:

✔ the property owner

✔ the property owner's agent

You cannot add, change, or remove a property name if you are a:

prospective buyer


You cannot remove a property's name if it does not already have a property number to use instead. New names cannot be similar to the names of other properties nearby.

We cannot give a fixed timescale for deciding on your application, but we'll make any changes we approve as soon as possible.

If your application is successful you will also need to inform the Land Registry of any changes. The address you need to write to is:

H M Land Registry
Citizen Centre
PO Box 74
GL15 9BB

If your changes mean a new address needs to be created, apply to register a new address instead.

Add, change, or remove a property name

Read more information in:

  • the Public Health Act 1925 (sections 17, 18 and 19)
  • the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847 (sections 64 and 65)