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Deputy Chief Land Registrar discusses decision to accept electronic signatures for registration at HMLR

Published on: 03 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Deputy Chief Land Registrar discusses decision to accept electronic signatures for registration at HMLR
  • Why are you proposing to accept electronic signatures now and will this be a temporary concession?
  • Will HM Land Registry (HMLR) continue to accept ‘Mercury’ executed documents?
  • Will HMLR run any checks to ascertain whether a deed has been properly executed, or will it rely on the conveyancer’s certification?
  • Under this new procedure, how will deeds be executed pursuant to a power of attorney?
  • How does this type of execution differ from the process envisaged by section 91 of the Land Registration Act 2002?

Article summary

Property analysis: Mike ​Harlow, General Counsel, Deputy Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Land Registrar at HM Land Registry (HMLR) explains why HMLR is now accepting for registration documents executed using electronic signatures and discusses plans to accept qualified electronic signatures in future. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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