Land Registration Fee Order 2013 – What does it all mean?

On 17 March 2014, we plan to reduce a number of our fees. We plan to simplify the fees for two of our most commonly used applications and introduce further discounts for some applications lodged electronically. Find out more about Land Registry fee order and what it means.

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Our Business e-services will be available in line with our normal service hours throughout the Christmas period. Our Find a property service will continue to be available 24 hours a day. Our offices will close for the festive period at 3pm on Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24 December) but our customer information centres will close at…

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The Land Registration Act 2002 – 10 years on: charges and priorities

In the fourth of a series on the anniversary of the Land Registration Act 2002, a Land Registry lawyer considers developments in relation to charges and priorities. Background to changes to the registration of charges in the Land Registration Act 2002 The main intended changes to the law relating to charges of registered land were…

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Registering easements in short term leases

A Land Registry lawyer provides a step-by-step guide A lease granted on or after 13 October 2003 may not require or even be capable of registration. But, if it grants easements over registered land, then those easements must be completed by registration in order for them to be legal, rather than equitable, easements. Since the…

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Send lease extensions and larger files electronically

We have made three enhancements to our electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS) to save customers time and money. The first allows you to send electronic applications to extend the term of an existing registered lease via the Land Registry portal. We have created a video to demonstrate the service. Secondly we have increased the file size…

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Land Registry customer training begins the move to YouTube

Training has been transformed into short videos that demonstrate what you need to know. The videos have audio commentary and subtitles. Pause, rewind and fast forward the videos with ease to find a particular section you want help on, and they are accessible whenever the customer requires them, in the office or on the move.

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Adverse possession becomes a novel concept

Adverse possession becomes a novel concept

Adverse possession is a concept that rarely fires the imagination of a novelist so we should be grateful to Zadie Smith for highlighting the topic in her latest bestseller NW. The book tells the story of two West London school friends whose lives diverge, with the more dynamic Natalie Blake going into law. Eventually installed in…