New form ST5

A new form has been introduced to support an application to cancel a Form A restriction.

Form ST5, available in Word and PDF formats, acts as a statement of truth in such cases.

Before cancelling a restriction in Form A in the proprietorship register, we must be satisfied that the restriction is no longer required.

This will often be because the land is no longer subject to a trust. A trust of land exists when the formal ownership of the land is separated from the underlying ownership.

Practice Guide 6 – Devolution on the death of a registered proprietor and Practice Guide 73 – Statements of truth have been amended to take into account the introduction of the form.

Filling in our forms

Some of the information in forms sent to Land Registry, whether electronically via our electronic Document Registration Service or in paper format, is not always legible.

When completing forms please always use black ink and block capitals for any parts that are not typed.

From Monday 3 August all our forms will include a reminder about this.


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