Street naming and numbering
Last updated 28 November 2022
5. House names
A property will only be able to have an alias name if it's detached.
Owners of the property should not choose one the same or similar to any other in the immediate area. The Street Naming and Numbering team will check if the name is suitable.
We have no jurisdiction over house names. The owners should not choose one the same or similar to any other in the immediate area.
We have no objection to a house name being added to an existing postal address. However, the postal number cannot be deleted from that address.
House names alone are not favoured by us or the emergency services. A number readily identifies the location of a property in a road.
Other than in exceptional circumstances, a house number should be prominently displayed. This is so it can be easily read from the public highway.
Royal Mail keep house names in their 'alias' file. This is unless the house name is the fundamental part of the postal address.
The fee for adding an alias name to a property is £215.