You can find the latest versions of all our practice guides on our website.

The latest updates are (most recent first):

September 2014

Section 10 of Practice Guide 40, supplement 2 – Preparing plans for Land Registry applications has been updated to clarify our criteria for acceptance of deeds containing multiple plans when using the electronic Document Registration Service.

Section 9 of Practice Guide 10 – Index map: official search has been amended to describe when we will issue a plan with a search of the index map (SIM) result.

August 2014

Section 2.1.1 of Practice Guide 26 – Leases – determination has been amended to clarify our practice when an application to determine a registered lease does not include reference to a registered reversionary title.

July 2014

A number of changes have been made to Practice Guide 16 – Profits a prendre to clarify our practice. In particular, this edition provides more information about the registration of discontinuous leasehold profits a prendre and clarifies the documents that need to accompany an application to register a profit.

Section 4.3 of Practice Guide 18 – Franchises has been amended to expand on the difference between a relating and an affecting franchise and 4.4 to explain the extent that can be registered for an affecting franchise. Section 5 has been updated to clarify the documents that should accompany an application for first registration. In addition there is a new section 8 to explain the class of title that may be granted.

A new section 2.2.10 has been added to Practice Guide 75 – Transfer under a chargee’s power of sale confirming that a disclaimer entry will be cancelled automatically on registration of a transfer under power of sale.

Practice Guide 77 – Altering the register by removing land from a title plan is a new guide about the removal of land from within the red edging on another person’s title plan. Occasionally we change the position of the red edging just to include land (where, for example, the registered proprietor shows that the land to which they have title includes this additional land, and the land is not within anyone else’s registered title) but almost always the application involves land being removed from the red edging on another person’s title plan.

The guide explains:

  • when an application can be made for alteration of the register by the removal of land from within the red edging on a title plan
  • how the application is made
  • what happens after the application is made
  • statutory indemnity and when it might be paid in this context.

June 2014

Practice guides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 14A, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 36, 41 (including supplements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6), 60, 62, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 72, 73, 75 and 76, and public guides 9, 1011 and 20, have been amended as a result of an update to our policy on sending us supporting documents.

Practice Guide 6 – Devolution on the death of a registered proprietor, Practice Guide 19 – Notices, restrictions and the protection of third party interests in the register, Practice Guide 20 – Applications under the Family Law Act 1996, Practice Guide 24 – Private trusts of land and Practice Guide 66 – Overriding interests losing automatic protection in 2013 have been amended to remind conveyancers they can certify certain facts rather than enclose physical evidence with their application.

Sections 4.5, 6.2.1, 7.3 and 7.8 of Practice Guide 14 – Charities have been amended to confirm that the Charity Commission does not issue paper sealed orders. Land Registry will accept a certified copy of the Charity Commission’s email with an embedded or attached order as evidence where this is required in support of an application.

May 2014

Practice Guide 17 – Souvenir land, Practice Guide 20 – Applications under the Family Law Act 1996, Practice Guide 22 – Manors, Practice Guide 25 – Leases – when to register, Practice Guide 27 – The leasehold reform legislation, Practice Guide 40 – Land Registry plans – Supplement 6 – Other Land Registry plan related services and guides, Practice Guide 43 – Applications in connection with court proceedings, insolvency and tax liabilityPractice Guide 56 – Formal apportionment and redemption of a rent or a rentcharge that affects a registered estate, Practice Guide 60 – Commonhold and Practice Guide 66 – Overriding interests losing automatic protection in 2013 have been amended to refer to MapSearch.

Section 4.7.3 of Practice Guide 19 – Notices, restrictions and the protection of third party interests in the register has been amended to clarify the requirements for an application to withdraw a restriction.

Section 2.2 of Practice Guide 38 – Costs has been amended to confirm that a request for costs can be made by fax or email.

Section 7.2 of Practice Guide 40 – Land Registry plans – Supplement 4 – Boundary agreements and determined boundaries has been amended in relation to the wording of the certificate given when a boundary is determined using National Grid co-ordinates.

Section 3.4.1 has been amended to Public Guide 17 – How to safeguard against property fraud to refer to a new counter-fraud restriction for companies.

April 2014

A new section 5 on charges by UK companies and limited liability partnerships has been added to Practice Guide 29 – Registration of legal charges and deeds of variation of charge.  


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