HM Land Registry Practice Guides

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  • Execution of deeds (PG8)

    The aim of this guide is to advise on the execution of deeds that are to be submitted to HM Land Registry. It is aimed at conveyancers, and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly.

  • Charities: advice for applications sent to HM Land Registry (PG14)

    This guide is aimed at conveyancers and legal advisers to charities and to those acquiring land from charities and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

  • Overseas entities (PG78)

    This guide deals with the registration requirements for overseas entities, in particular the requirements when they differ from those for UK companies. The guide also includes some information about overseas companies, overseas limited liability partnerships and foreign states.

  • Leases: when to register (PG25)

    This guide deals with the compulsory and voluntary registration aspects of leasehold estates in land, including those that cannot be registered.

  • Notices, restrictions and protection of third-party interests (PG19)

    This guide gives advice about how to apply for a notice or a restriction to protect a third-party interest in a registered estate or charge. It explains the effect of existing register entries in respect of third party interests and explains what applications may be made in respect of existing entries. It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

  • Rentcharges (PG56)

    Guidance on a variety of points which commonly arise in rentcharge applications, including formal apportionment and redemption. This guide is aimed at conveyancers and members of the public and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

  • Land charges: registration, official search, office copy and cancellation (PG63)

    This guide gives advice about applications to HM Land Registry, Land Charges Department to register an interest in unregistered land, to search the index, to obtain an office copy and to cancel an entry.

  • Evidence of identity (PG67)

    This guide explains when evidence of identity is required and how it should be given. It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly.

  • Requisition and cancellation procedures (PG50)

    This guide gives advice on how to avoid requisitions on applications and our procedures where they do need to be raised. It is aimed at conveyancers.

  • First registration of title if deeds are lost or destroyed (PG2)

    Aimed at conveyancers, this guide gives information about HM Land Registry requirements concerning applications for first registration of land where the title deeds have been lost or destroyed.

Featured documents

  • Return and rejection of applications for registration (PG49)

    This guide gives advice on how to avoid the rejection of applications to change the register. It gives examples of defects in applications that we consider to be serious enough to reject the application and return the papers....

  • Rectification and indemnity (PG39)

    Aimed at conveyancers, this guide includes information on making an application for rectification and indemnity (including reimbursement of costs and other expenses), on points to consider in cases of fraud and on other circumstances when indemnity may be payable....

  • Extension of leases (PG28)

    Agreements for the extension of leases are common. However, a lease cannot simply be extended by deed. A new lease needs to be granted....

  • Execution of deeds (PG8)

    The aim of this guide is to advise on the execution of deeds that are to be submitted to HM Land Registry. It is aimed at conveyancers, and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly....

  • HM Land Registry: commonhold (PG60)

    This guide gives advice on the procedure to give effect to the registration of freehold estates in commonhold land under Part 1 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. It is aimed at conveyancers, surveyors, developers and members of the public and you should interpret references to ‘you’...

  • Overriding interests that lost automatic protection in 2013 (PG66)

    This guide is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly....

  • Encouraging the use of digital technology in identity verification (PG81)

    This guide sets out the steps required to meet HM Land Registry’s enhanced level of digital identity verification. It includes information on the effect of reaching the standard....

  • Searches of the index of proprietors’ names (PG74)

    This guide gives details of how to make a search of the index of proprietors’ names. It is aimed at solicitors and other legal advisers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly....

  • Corporate insolvency (PG35)

    This guide gives information about applications involving corporate bodies that are insolvent and where a liquidator has been appointed. It is aimed at insolvency practitioners, conveyancers and other legal advisers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff...

  • Requisition and cancellation procedures (PG50)

    This guide gives advice on how to avoid requisitions on applications and our procedures where they do need to be raised. It is aimed at conveyancers....

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