Name or rename a property

 

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Name or rename a property which does not have a street number

If the properties in your street are numbered, you do not have to get our permission to add a name to your property.

You will need to let us know using the form below:

Or in writing by email to: 

address.management@nfdc.gov.uk 

or by letter to: 

Address Management
New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
Beaulieu Road
Lyndhurst
SO43 7PA.

Reasons why we may reject a property name

A proposed property name will be rejected if it is:

  • duplicate (or very similar to) another property within the same town
  • a variation in the end word, (such as Cottage, Court, House or Lodge will not be accepted as sufficient reason to accept a name.  If there is already a property named Oak Court, Oak Lodge would not be considered suitable.)
  • controversial / offensive (which could include political or religious names)
  • confusing (such as a property name that is the same as the town/village or another unrelated area).

In addition, we do not accept names with apostrophes.

Duplicate names will be rejected by Royal Mail, but we will reject a duplicate name without the need for consultation as there would be clear problems for the emergency services where duplicate property names exist.

Upon agreement of a new property name wet will notify Council Tax and Electoral Services, Royal Mail, Ordnance Survey and Emergency Services.

The property owner is responsible for notifying Land Registry.

Where a property has been officially named that name must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the property. 

Naming of numbered properties

This section applies to properties which have a street number and the owner wishes to add a property name.

In this situation permission is not required to add a property name. However, we encourage property owners to make contact in advance so that we can advise accordingly of a duplication.  

Where a property has a registered street number, the property name is only an addition to this address.  The number must be displayed, and it may be a criminal offence for the owner/occupier not to do so. 

Where we are notified of the addition of a property name we will inform Council Tax and Electoral Services, Royal Mail, Ordnance Survey and Emergency Services.  

The property owner is responsible for notifying the Land Registry.

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