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The latest updates are (most recent first):

April 2014

Section 4.1.F has been added to Practice Guide 67 – Evidence of identity – conveyancers to explain the situation where the application is to register a legal charge to a local authority up to a value of £10,000 to protect a service charge loan.

Section 3.2.8 of Practice Guide 75 – Transfer under a chargee’s power of sale has been amended to confirm the registrar may cancel a restriction automatically where they are satisfied the restriction is superfluous.

Section 11 of Practice Guide 12 – Official searches and outline applications has been amended to clarify our procedures for withdrawing an official search.

Section 9 of Practice Guide 40 – Land Registry plans – Supplement 2 – Guidance for preparing plans for Land Registry applications has been updated to recommend the use of bar scales on plans and section 10 has been updated to provide additional guidance on scanning plans in part using the electronic Document Registration Service.

Section 2 of Practice Guide 41 – Developing estates – registration – Supplement 5 – Detailed plan requirements and surveying specification – guidance for surveyors has been updated to include the use of bar scales.

March 2014

Section 4 of Practice Guide 72 – Development scheme has been amended as a result of a change of contact details.

The new edition of Practice Guide 33 – Large scale applications and calculation of fees reflects the reorganisation of processing large scale applications and the amalgamation of this guide and the former Practice Guide 32.

Section 3.7.2 of Practice Guide 19 – Notices, restrictions and the protection of third party interests in the register has been amended to provide additional guidance on information that should be included in a statement or a conveyancer’s certificate when an application is made for a unilateral notice. Where a statement or certificate lacks sufficient information Land Registry will raise a requisition.

Section 2 of Practice Guide 10 – Official searches of the index map has been amended to refer to MapSearch.

Sections 4.2 and 5.3 of Practice Guide 56 – Formal apportionment and redemption of a rent or a rentcharge that affects a registered estate have been amended as a result of the Land Registration Fee Order 2013.


Gavin Curry
By Gavin Curry,
Digital Communications and Editorial Officer at HM Land Registry