Land registration

Land registration guidance:

HM Land Registry Practice Guide 4 on adverse possession confirms statements of truth can be used as evidence in support of an application for adverse possession. After...

Practice Note

While this Practice Note primarily covers commercial property matters, it also touches on residential considerations. Registered leases It is compulsory to...

Practice Note

This Note considers registration at HM Land Registry following the assignment of a lease. While this Practice Note primarily covers commercial property matters, it also...

Practice Note

Land Charges searches are not required for dealings with registered land, but if you are acting for a lender in connection with a charge over an interest in property,...

Practice Note

When a person who is not the legal owner has an interest in registered land, this interest can be protected by an entry on the title register. The Land Registration Act...

Practice Note

This is one of four Lexis PSL Practice Notes on adverse possession. The others are: • Establishing adverse possession of land • Claiming title by adverse possession under...

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The class of title reflects the quality of title that the registrar has found on examination of the unregistered title deeds, and other evidence lodged at the time of...

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000, together with the way in which HM Land Registry chose to implement that, make it very difficult to prevent information held by HM...

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EID status should be removed when the information is no longer prejudicial, not necessarily when the property is sold Exempt information document (EID) status is personal...

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Under the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 (LP(MP)A 1994), the seller will normally provide covenants for title, in standard form, by...

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Covenants for title are implied on a transfer of land when the seller sells with full or limited title guarantee, or with their Welsh equivalents, gyda...

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If the seller’s title is pending registration at HM Land Registry, the safest course of action for the buyer is to postpone exchange until registration takes place. Where...

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Compulsory first registration The buyer of an unregistered freehold or lease with more than seven years unexpired (ie a qualifying estate) has a statutory duty to apply...

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Stamp duty Check that each document prior to 1 December 2003 has been correctly stamped. Where necessary, ask the seller to apply for late stamping at his own cost....

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Date [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name of First Owner] of [insert address][ incorporated in [England and Wales] with company registration number [insert company...

Precedents

This Practice Note sets out the procedure for discharging a charging order over property, including the removal of any notices or restrictions on title. It also sets out...

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You are applying for registration of [insert details of property] at HM Land Registry and as part of that application you must disclose any overriding interests affecting...

Precedents

Bona vacantia means ‘goods without an owner’ and is a relevant consideration where any company is at risk of being struck off and dissolved. Any assets which have not...

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When selling a freehold property, sellers may wish to create positive covenants for future owners to perform. Problems may arise with the enforcement of positive...

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Incorporated v unincorporated charities There are currently a number of incorporated or unincorporated structures that are adopted by charities. Unincorporated charities...

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Execution of deeds Most deeds entered into in the course of a property transaction will require substantive registration or the making of entries on the register by HM...

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The fact that an overseas company is a seller, buyer, landlord, tenant, guarantor or mortgagee in relation to the sale or leasing of land in England and Wales does not...

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HM Land Registry award good leasehold title where the freehold title (or intermediate title) has not been produced. Provided that the title to the leasehold is...

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Since Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA 2002) came into force HM Land Registry has significantly tightened its requirements for plans. Failure to meet HM Land Registry's...

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LR1. Date of the lease[insert the date in its full format DD-Month-Year] LR2. Title Number[s]LR2.1 Landlord's title number[s] [title numbers out of which this lease is...

Precedents

The Land Registration Rules 2003 Rules specify standard forms of restriction at Schedule 4. HM Land Registry Practice Guide 19 (LRPG 19) confirms that the standard form...

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As of 3 August 2009 HM Land Registry has applied a policy of early completion to applications to register a new owner (and their lender) where there is no immediate...

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On and after 6 April 2009 title to unregistered land held on trust is subject to compulsory first registration when it vests in a new trustee by: • a deed of appointment...

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What are overriding interests? Overriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they do not appear on the register. They fall into two...

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Land charges are registered to protect the interests, in unregistered land, of a person who does not hold the title deeds and thus cannot physically control when and how...

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