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The latest updates are (most recent first):

February 2014

Section 9.8 of Practice Guide 40 – Land Registry plans – Supplement 2 – Guidance for preparing plans for Land Registry applications has been updated to provide clarification on guidelines for plans printed from PDF and section 5 has been amended in line with guidelines for preparing plans.
Section 6.3  of Practice Guide 27 – The leasehold reform legislation has been amended to include information on an assignment of the right to acquire by a tenant. Appendix 2 has been amended to confirm that where there is a charge restriction on the landlord’s title, the effect of s.58(1)(a) of the 1993 Act operates to deem the written consent of the chargee for the purposes of s.41(1), LRA 2002.

Practice Guide 71 – Electronic services has been amended to reflect some enhancements to the electronic Document Registration Service and the Land Registry portal.

Section 5 of Practice Guide 37 – Objections and disputes – A guide to Land Registry practice and procedures has been updated to reflect Land Registry’s policy on receiving letters marked confidential.

Section 7.4 of Practice Guide 25 – Leases – when to register has been amended to include sub-headings, to remove an errant NB and to cross-refer to Practice Guide 68 – Amending deeds that effect dispositions of registered land.

Section 5.1 has been added to Practice Guide 43 – Applications in connection with court proceedings, insolvency and tax liability and section 11 amended as a result of:

  • the Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Order 2013, and
  • the Transfer of Tribunal Functions and Revenue and Customs Appeals Order 2009.

Section 4.7 of Practice Guide 65 – Registration of mines and minerals has been amended to clarify Land Registry’s approach when the land falls in a coal mining or former coal mining area.

Section 4.1 of Practice Guide 14A – Charitable incorporated organisations has been amended. Land Registry does not require a certificate in form 8 of Schedule 3 to the LRR 2003 or sight of the constitution of a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) when an application is made to register a CIO as proprietor.

Section 4.1.C of Practice Guide 67 – Evidence of identity – conveyancers has been amended as a result of a change in the evidence required when a person lacks capacity, as it is now similar to that required by other organisations.

Public Guide 26 – A customer guide to disputed applications has been published to help members of the public understand the procedures if they are involved in a Land Registry dispute. Section 6 has been updated to reflect Land Registry’s policy on receiving letters marked confidential.

January 2014

Section 4 of Practice Guide 12 – Official searches and outline applications has been amended to confirm that the result of an official search with priority will reveal any adverse entries made since the beginning of the day searched from and not since the end of the day as stated in Part 3 of Schedule 6, LRR 2003.

Sections 5 and 6 of Practice Guide 29 – Registration of legal charges and deeds of variation of charge have been amended to reflect Land Registry’s policy to accept an RX1 or CH2 application without a further fee provided these are lodged before the principal application to which they relate is completed.

Section 12 of Practice Guide 10 – Official searches of the index map has been amended to show a revised address for applications from members of the public.

Section 6.3 of Practice Guide 13 – Official searches of the index of relating franchises and manors has been amended to show a revised address for applications.

Section 1 of Practice Guide 51 – Areas served by Land Registry offices has been amended to reflect a change in the recommended office for applications from members of the public.

Section 3.1 of Practice Guide 56 – Formal apportionment and redemption of a rent or a rentcharge that affects a registered estate has been amended to show a revised address for applications.

Public Guide 1 – A guide to the information we keep and how you can obtain it,  Public Guide 3 – General Land Registry information, Public Guide 4 – Protecting home rights under the Family Law Act 1996, Public Guide 9 – What to do when a land owner dies, Public Guide 13 – Applications for first registration made by the owner in person, Public Guide 17 – How to safeguard against property fraud, Public Guide 18 – Joint property ownership and Public Guide 22 – Keeping your name in the register up to date have been amended to show a revised address for applications.

Section 5 of Public Guide 2 – Keeping your address for service up to date has been amended to show a new postal address for applications changing an address for service.


Gavin Curry
By Gavin Curry,
Editor of Landnet, Land Registry’s customer magazine