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

The latest updates are (most recent first):

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 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,
Editor at HM Land Registry