18 October, 2017
It has been announced by the Land Registry that in relation to first registration applications for freehold and leasehold titles they are widening the rejection criteria. This came into effect on 14 August 2017 and will be reviewed in November 2017. First registrations mainly apply to unregistered land meaning that the title is not registered with HM Land Registry. The majority of land in England and Wales is registered, however the Land Registry estimate that there were around one million unregistered residential properties in England and Wales in 2016.
An application for first registration will usually be made in the following scenarios:
At Forbes we can assist clients looking at registering their title by preparing and submitting the application to the Land Registry.
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