You can name your home without having to inform the Council if under the following rules:
- If a property is already numbered
- The name does not conflict with an existing property name within that locality.
- The property number must aways be displayed and referred to in the adress.
For example: Rosehaven (not official address) 10, SUCH AND SUCH A ROAD, (official address) TOWN COUNTY POSTCODE. However – If the address includes an existing house name and no number then you will need to apply to the council in writing if you wish to change the name.
Don’t choose a house name that will be considered offensive
Names that are deemed offensive will not go down well with your local council. For example a homeowner from Clapham, Bedfordshire, was banned from renaming his house ‘Hardcore Mansions’ . The Council thought it was ‘potentially offensive’.