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Land Registry Extension

Posted on 11 August 2017 by Janet Keirle

Land Registry Extension

With effect from 14 August 2017, the Land Registry is trialling an extension to its rejection criteria in respect of first registration applications relating to freehold and leasehold property.

Under the current scheme, subject to some exclusions and strict requirements, the Land Registry now permit applications for first registrations to be sent using certified copies of the deeds. 

Under the trial, applications will now be rejected if

• Incorrect fees are quoted on the form. Full details of the fees can be obtained by checking https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees
• The incorrect form is used for first registrations (the correct form is an FR1).
• Panels 3, 5, and 12 of form FR1 are not completed. These are - 3. The extent of the land, 5. Application Priority and Fees and 12. Certificate)

If an application is rejected by the Land Registry, it will write to the applicant explaining the reasons for rejection. The trial will be reviewed in November 2017.

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