https://hmlandregistry.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/10/want-easy-way-reduce-time-cost-conveyancing/

Want an easy way to reduce the time and cost of your conveyancing?

Three quarters (76%) of the customers who use our free online service, Application Enquiry, agree that it reduces the time they need to speak to us about their registration applications. We all know the expression ‘time is money’, so if you are a land or property professional, are you using the service and reducing your costs like your competitors?

What is Application Enquiry?

Application Enquiry has been giving land and property professionals accurate information about pending registration applications since March 2016. To use it, you’ll need to be signed up to use our Business e-services through the HM Land Registry portal.

The service offers you an online tool that supports the way you already monitor and manage registration applications. You can use it to search the applications that have been lodged with us for registration, and use a variety of references to check:

  • an application’s progress status;
  • the reason an application has been delayed, where applicable;
  • if a charge has been discharged;
  • information about recently completed or cancelled applications; or
  • the full priority period for Official Searches.

Please note that you will need certain references to search for certain things. For example, you won’t be able to find out whether an application has been completed if you don’t have the relevant reference number we give you, keeping it all secure.

Why use our Application Enquiry option

82% of those who have used Application Enquiry rate it as excellent, very good or good and over half (59%) agree that they are able to find all of the information they need about their applications. That’s because we’ve been enhancing the service in response to user feedback since we launched it.

Once you have found the details you need, you can save them as a PDF to keep for your records or send them to other interested parties. Our customers, such as lenders, asked us for this feature so we built it for them.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can contact us directly from Application Enquiry. You can even send us a request to expedite your application under certain circumstances.

Once you start using Application Enquiry, you shouldn’t need to call or email us as often, especially about the progress, status of, or recent activity with your applications. This means your organisation can focus on other priorities, while we get on with processing your applications.

We know our customers want us to improve our speed of service as a priority. Together, we believe we can drive down the time it takes us to process applications, especially new title applications, and reduce the time and cost of registration.

How to make an Application Enquiry

Our guide explains how Business e-services customers can check their current applications to HM Land Registry through the portal.

We have also put together some tips to help you get the most from the service. They include searching by the reference we supply and saving application details for later, and checking and verifying discharge activity, the limitations of requesting more information and asking us to expedite an application.

The statistics in this post have come from the Customer Satisfaction Survey we conducted between 20 February and 3 March 2017. 300 customers took part.

171 comments

  1. Comment by Soe Moe Thu posted on

    I bought a new property and moved in december 2016. Till today, I still don't have the title deed yet.

    Whenever I chased the solicitors about the progress, always receive the same response "I have checked the status of your application with the Land Registry and unfortunately it is still waiting to be processed due to a long backlog of applications against the plot itself".

    Is it normal to take that long?

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      Comment by Ian posted on

      Hello. Some more complex applications are taking months to complete but most cases lodged in December will have been processed. It is possible that the application is not in order in which case we would need to query this with the solicitors before the case could be completed. If you have the title number / address we'll check the position.

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        Comment by Soe Moe Thu posted on

        My address is 7 Ramsons Crescent Didcot, OX11 6FQ. I don't know the title number. Where can I find it?

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          Comment by Ian posted on

          Sorry, just the address is fine, but I can confirm that the title provisionally allocated to your property is ON331803. The application from Davies & Partners was lodged with us 20 March 2017. When the application came to be considered this month, a few points were found not to be in order and so a 'requisition' was raised with the solicitors today to rectify this. Once your solicitors have complied with the outstanding points, the case will be completed.

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            Comment by Soe Moe Thu posted on

            Thank you, Ian. I really appreciate it.

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      Comment by adamh posted on

      Some - we do have delays but that seems very long. Do you have the title number affected please?

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  2. Comment by adamh posted on

    Soe Moe Thu - that application was in fact cancelled in August but it has been resubmitted and registered under title ON335286

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  3. Comment by AMc posted on

    Hi,

    Similar to So Moe Thu's comment above. We purchased our property back in October 2017 and we still do not have confirmation that the title deeds have been registered. Our solicitor (L.A.R.K) is extremely difficult to get hold of and on the rare occasion she does respond she says that she'll let us know when she hears anything. Does it usually take this long? Is there anyone I can talk to at the HMRC Land Registry office?

    Our address is: Ground Floor Flat, 58a Bargery Road, SE6 2LN

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      AMc - I'm afraid we don't currently have an application against that property/title. I can see that the solicitors have submitted applications last year and this but they have been cancelled as incomplete. In the circumstances you'll need to pursue it with them for an update on what the issues are and when they are likely to be able to submit the application

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  4. Comment by RC posted on

    Hi - I am looking for an update on title BGL140014 (it's a shame we can't see the status ourselves given how notoriously uncommunicative most conveyancers are). We are unable to refinance without a registered title so are desperate. Any chance/way we can expedite this process? Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      RC - the application to register the new lease was received in late March. We currently have a backlog of this type of work and the current average timescale between receipt and consideration is around 59 working days. As such I would not expect it to be considered for several more weeks.
      If there is an urgency to the need to have it registered then the lodging conveyancer can contact us with those details and a request for expedition. They will be aware of the process so I would recommend contacting them and asking them to submit that request. It has to come from them as it is their application.
      Whilst I understand the frustrations involved with staying abreast of an application's status there is invariably little to report other than to confirm receipt. The delays tend to be with regards the wait time between receipt and consideration and the average timescales are published on GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-land-registry-service-standards
      There can though be other factors involved and invariably it is the conveyancer who is aware of that wider picture

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  5. Comment by Hannah D posted on

    Hello,

    Please can you provide an update on the registration of the deed of variation for Flat 105, 55 Violet Road, London, E33FW?

    Many thanks
    Hannah

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - the application was submitted on 17th September and is currently waiting to be considered by a senior officer to confirm whether it can be completed or any issues need to be raised with the lodging conveyancer. That should be this week

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        Comment by Hannah d posted on

        Hello

        Many thanks for your response. Is there any way to expedite this ? I had told my buyer 10 days as this is what I heard from the solicitor .

        Many thanks
        Hannah

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Hannah - if you have a confirmed buyer then your solicitor needs to contact us with those details and a request to expedite. They will be aware of the process and the evidence needed. It will need to come from them.
          Expedition will reduce the wait time before it is considered again so it can then either be completed or any issues raised

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  6. Comment by Hannah d posted on

    Hello

    Many thanks for your reply .

    I believe that the application has already been expedited. Please can you confirm that this is the case?

    Many thanks
    Hannah

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - apologies as it has been expedited. Coincidentally in rechecking I note that we are about to write to the lodging solicitors so hopefully they will have more details from us shortly.

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  7. Comment by Hannah D posted on

    Hello

    The lodging solicitor hasn't received anything. This really is urgent now. Please advise.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - we have not written yet as the instructions from the senior officer confirming the details has only just been provided. I'll contact the local office and ask them to consider sending the details to the solicitor asap

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        Comment by Hannah D posted on

        Hello, the application for Flat 105, 55 Violet Road, E33FW has been resubmitted as per the Land Registry instructions. Please can you confirm that this will be expedited as the same situation with the pending sale applies? Many thanks!

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Hello. I am replying as Adam is unavailable. The resubmitted application was received today and I can confirm that it will be considered for expedition today and we will start processing the case as soon as possible.

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            Comment by Hannah D posted on

            Hello Ian/Adam

            Please could I have an update on the application?

            Many thanks
            Hannah

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Hello. I'm not sure whether you were updated that the re-lodged application was submitted on 4 October and has been expedited/prioritised? I have asked the office concerned to actively consider the case as soon as possible. We won't be able to give a further update until that consideration happens.

  8. Comment by david forrester posted on

    hello, I'm currently trying to buy a house where there has been issues raised by my solicitor involving next doors boundary. The sellers solicitor is convinced there is no issue, thus resulting in a stale mate. To get around this my solicitor suggested them registering the property as it was a first registration. I have no been waiting months and was told that they submitted the application in august some time. Our mortgage offer is soon to run out and we need to have the application expidtied. Can you confirm for me if the application has been expedited please? the address is 17 thornton road, southport, pr9 7bn.
    Many Thanks
    Dave

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      David - The application was received on 9 October and we have not currently received a request for it to be expedited. The solicitors acting will need to do this supplying evidence of any dependent transaction.

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  9. Comment by Rachel Adams posted on

    Hello,
    I am really desperate as there could be a possibility our cash buyers will back out due to the length of time we have been waiting for LR to get back with a query. The vendors have the root title but we need clarification from LR so the right parcel of land is correct. My solicitor has requested the vendors solicitor to expedite it but still nothing, could someone please help'
    The address is 1 Sadlers croft OX44 9DE . IThis move will enable me to get to family as I have had to work away for 3 years . Many thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Rachel - I can confirm that the application was received on 19 October and the solicitor's successfully requested expedition on 29 October. The application has been initially considered but we have needed contact the solicitors acting on 30 October to resolve a couple of outstanding points for the application to be in order. We are therefore currently reliant on those solicitors to get back to us for the application to proceed. Hopefully your solicitor will be able to update you on progress.

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        Comment by Rachel Adams posted on

        That is very kind.. thank you for a swift response

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  10. Comment by Tracy posted on

    We have recently purchased our house under the right to buy scheme from the local council. We now need finance for home improvements but are unable to obtain this until we own the title. As this is a part transfer our solicitor has advised us that there is a backlog at LR and it could take up to 6 months. Is there anyway we could speed this up and what would be the costs to request an expedite?

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Tracy - The type of application in question, probably involves the creation of a new register - these applications currently take 52 working days to complete, on average. The solicitors acting can request the case be expedited and there is no charge for this. But they must also provide evidence of the dependent transaction.

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        Comment by Tracy posted on

        Thank you Ian. We will speak to our solicitor again.

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  11. Comment by Tracy posted on

    Hi Ian, our solicitor informs us that they have requested an expedite but are unable to tell us the current situation. Would it be possible for you to check the status of the application for me? The address is 30 Middlehill, Barrow in Furness, LA13 9HD. Many thanks, Tracy

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Tracy - Hi. I can confirm that the application was received on 5 November and has been made expedite. We have needed to raise a couple of points with the solicitors acting on 6 November and are now dependent on them to resolve these before the case can proceed.

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  12. Comment by Tracy posted on

    Hi Ian, we have just found out from the solicitor that the problem with registering the title is because the right to buy transfer from the council is in joint names but the mortgage is solely in my husbands name.
    Is there anything we can do about this?
    It is holding up major building work on the property and we really need to get this sorted asap.
    Many thanks, Tracy

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Tracy - Hi. Yes that's the issue as all registered owners must be borrowers on the mortgage. It should be fairly straightforward to resolve this but it is all dependent on what's been agreed between the parties involved.

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        Comment by Tracy posted on

        So could the property not be registered in just my husband's name as he is the mortgage holder? I'm not bothered whether or not I am named on the deeds. We are hitting a brick wall with the solicitor!

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Tracy - that is entirely up to you both and the council so if it is to be in just his sole name you would need to have the Transfer, which I assume has yet to be registered, amended by all parties as appropriate

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  13. Comment by Hayley posted on

    Hi,

    We are waiting for a new build property that we are buying to be registered in our vendor’s name so we can complete.
    We were due to exchange last week and then again today and it’s still not happening because we are having to wait for land registry!
    We were meant to be moved in a month ago and the buyer for our current home is only prepared to wait till 7th December (3 weeks today) to move in otherwise she will walk. So we are facing having to move out of our current home to complete our sale, and be homeless before Christmas because land registry still haven’t registered our vendor as the owner of the house we are purchasing.

    The application was expedited last week and the expedite request was accepted on 12th November.
    I understand the 10 day wait but if you could please Give me any updates you have, or let me know whether there has been any issues, I would be so grateful as the solicitors aren’t getting back to me!

    The property address is 1A Nettleton Close, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8PL

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hayley - I can see that the application has indeed been expedited and as such i would expect it to be considered this week. If in order then it can be completed but if not then any issues would be raised with the lodging solicitor. You may wish to post again towards the end of the week and quote allocated title DT441449 and we can check again on progress.

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        Comment by Hayley posted on

        Ok thank you Adam

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        Comment by Hayley posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Please could you check this again for me to see if any issues have been raised or whether it will be completed this week?
        This is really really urgent now as we have a completion date for 7th December!

        Thank you.

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Hi. I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. I can confirm that the case was completed in the afternoon of 19 November. The completion papers were sent to the solicitors acting on that day, so they should have received them by now.

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            Comment by Hayley posted on

            Hi Ian,

            Thanks for your reply. Apparently there were 3 parts to the application.
            One was a ‘transfer of part’ from the neighbouring property, which has apparently been completed.
            The second was something to do with the developers mortgage redemption, and the third was a transfer of companies on the title, from B Smart to Bourne Homes Ltd.

            Was all of this completed on 19th November? As my solicitors have still not heard from the acting solicitor to say it’s been completed and it’s still showing as ‘pending’ on the portal!

            I’m very confused, could you shed some light on this please?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Hayley - I believe you are also in touch with us via our online forum. Can we stick to that single channel now please to save duplication/confusion

  14. Comment by Barry johnson posted on

    Hi my would appreciate an update on a deed of variation entered for flat 3 heathside pwllheli ll535al if it is possible thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Barry - the application is waiting to be considered. It appears that it has been expedited late last week so it should now be considered sometime this week I suspect. Once considered it will either be completed or any issues raised with the lodging solicitor

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  15. Comment by Barry johnson posted on

    Thanks for your quick response

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  16. Comment by Barry johnson posted on

    Hi is it possible to have an update on a deed of variation for flat 3 heathside pwllheli ll535al.. thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Barry - the application is still pending and we are waiting on the conveyancer to supply additional details. I would suggest you contact them direct for clarification on what is currently outstanding

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  17. Comment by Barry Johnson posted on

    Will do thanks

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  18. Comment by Barry Johnson posted on

    Hi could I please have an update on the deed of variation for flat 3 heathside pwllheli ll535al my solicitor has supposed to have sorted the extra info you required .. just want to check if you have received it yet.. thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Barry - the extra info has yet to be submitted (note to self - CYM751471)

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  19. Comment by Barry Johnson posted on

    Ok thanks for the response

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  20. Comment by John Bush posted on

    Hello. I have just a new lease extension completed on my flat. The flat is for sale and I have a firm buyer who has had a survey done and has a mortgage offer in place. The solicitor who dealt with the lease extension is a different one from the one who is doing the conveyancing.
    1) Who should lodge an expedite request please?
    2) What information do they need to give you to lodge the expedite request correctly?
    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      John - the firm which lodged the actual application which needs to be expedited. We need a request and supporting evidence of the confirmed buyer/mortgage offer expiry date

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  21. Comment by Steven Leach posted on

    Hi,
    We are trying to sell my late fathers house and the solicitor tells me the buyer requires the property to complete first registration before the sale can occur.

    The have said the process was started early November but we dont have a great deal of confidence in the solicitor, they have said they are expediting the request now.
    Is it possible to confirm the request has been made for 21 Cavendish street , HG1 4NT.

    What is the current processing timescales for this kind of request.

    thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steven - the property is unregistered and I cannot see any record of an application having been submitted as yet. If it has been then the solicitor should have a title number and reference allocated so it may be worth asking them for that as a double check. The current average timescale for a first registration is 34 working days
      That can be expedited where there is a proven urgency, such as a confirmed sale. So when they do submit it they should also request expedition and provide evidence to confirm the sale/purchase

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  22. Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

    Hello, please can you provide an update on an application to register a Lease Extension in respect of 2 Roper Walk, Dudley, DY3 1BQ. It was sent over in October.

    Thank you,

    Cassie Davis

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Cassie - the application was received on the 14th November and is waiting to be considered. We have a backlog of this type of work currently and I would not expect it to be considered for some weeks yet as a result

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        Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

        Many thanks for the quick reply. Do you have any indication of possible timescale? Or average wait at the moment.

        Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Cassie - the current average timescale for this type of work is 62 working days. As such you are looking at around late February if the average is applied. If there is an urgency associated with it such as a confirmed sale or a mortgage offer due to expire then the conveyancer should get in touch with those details to confirm and ask us to consider expediting their application. They will be aware of what is required and the process to follow

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            Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

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            Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

            Hi Adam,

            I was just wondering if there was any update on the progression of the lease registration for 2 Roper Walk?

            Many thanks,
            Cassie

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - what's the title number or full address please?

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            Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

            Hi Adam the full address is 2 Roper Walk, woodsetton, West mids, DY3 1BQ.

            Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - many thanks. It is still waiting to be considered I'm afraid. Allocated title is MM114847

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      Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

      Thank you Adam.

      I know you probably can't give specifics but is there any indication as to how much longer it may be? Ie where we are in the 'queue' if there is such a thing!

      Many thanks

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Cassie - as you appreciate we cannot be exact re timescales but I would suggest that it is still several weeks away from being considered. Is there now an urgency involved?

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          Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

          Hi Adam,

          We don't believe we qualify for expediting, but we are awaiting the lease being registered in order to list the property for sale.

          We cannot sell until the lease is finalised and I wouldn't want to list the property until the lease is completed in case of any delays that may deterr a buyer.

          Many thanks,
          Cassie

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - understood. May be worth having a word with your agent as to how the market is performing locally as it may take a while to sell? I know an agent will be 'keen' anyway as the registration delay impacts more on the conveyanceing than the selling but worth asking if not already done so
            If you do then get a buyer and they take it to a point where expedition can be applied that may be possible. But all the time it's not got a confirmed buyer then as you already appreciate we won;t expedite it. Expedition normally means it's considered within 10 working days

  23. Comment by Kirstin D'Cruze posted on

    Hi, Please could I have an update on Land Registry Title number LL387797. I understand it has been expidated however a chain is dependant on it being registered asap so completion can take place next week. Any updates would be gratefully received. Many thanks, Kirstin

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kirstin - it was only added to our systems on the 9th January albeit expedited. Expedition means that it should be considered within 10 working days. I believe you also rang us and the processing office have responded by email also

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  24. Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

    Hi there i was wondering if you could help me? We put an offer on a property in august and were told that the property was being converted to a freehold by the now owners. We have been chasing this up and they say that the delay is with the land registry and has been the case since september. I was wondering would you be able to inform us were we are within this process as we seem to be getting nowhere amd have already extended our mortgage application. The property is 25 windsor Road B36 0JN.

    If you could help us at all we would really appreciate it.

    Kind regards

    Kate Fleming

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kate - unfortunately we do have a backlog of this type of work so the delay with us as explained to you by others. Unfortunately the application has still yet to be considered and it may well be some time before it is. However we do appreciate that some applications will be urgent as they have a linked transaction such as an onward sale or an expiring mortgage offer, as is the case for you. As such please ask the firm who submitted the application to contact us to request expedition and to supply a copy of evidence to confirm the expiry date of your mortgage offer. We can then consider their request and hopefully expedite it. That would mean that it should be considered within 10 working days and IF in order completed.
      I appreciate that asking you to ask them to make the request/submit the evidence may seem overly onerous but it is their application

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        Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

        Hi there,

        I was told by the solictors vendors that we were unable to expedite the application for 25 windsor road b36 0JN as it was at the top of the que to be processed. This was 2 weeks could you inform me how close we are to the freehold application to be completed please?

        Thank you

        Kate Fleming

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kate - the application against that address was expedited and completed on the 1st February

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  25. Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

    That is brilliant thanl you for the advice it is greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Kate Fleming

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  26. Comment by Penny Hayashi posted on

    Hi, I wonder if you could update me on the progress of application reference: G074Wqq  Title number:LA781552 ?
    My solicitor said she submitted it on 3 Jan 2019 and that it would only take 'a couple of days' to complete. I'm wondering if there was some problem with the application to cause a delay, or if everything is ok but just subject to a backlog? And if so how long might I expect to wait before I hear back? Many thanks. Penny.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Penny - the application is still with us as we complete a few checks. Hopefully those should have completed in the next 5-7 working days

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        Comment by Penny posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for your reply, much appreciated.

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  27. Comment by Catherine Packwood posted on

    Could you give me an update on the application pending on Clovelly Cottage, copse Hill Lane, Homer, TF13 6NJ? Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Catherine - the application was completed yesterday

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  28. Comment by Nikki Saveker posted on

    Hi Could you give me an update on 15 Levett Road, Packington, WS149PZ
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nikki - we have a pending application to register a new lease against that property submitted in mid January. We have a backlog of this type of work currently and based on average timescales I would not expect it to be considered until the end of April at the earliest. That is simply due to the wait time between receipt and consideration so nothing has been identified as being 'wrong' with the application.

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  29. Comment by Ruth ambridge posted on

    Please could we get an update on 142A MK43 0EL
    As we can’t get an update from our solicitors and it’s been weeks now.

    Thank you
    Ruth

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ruth - I'm unsure what update it is you are looking for here. Can you clarify please? We did have a recent application to remove the mortgage from the title but the lender does that and presumably made you aware, so no solicitor involvement.

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  30. Comment by Ruth Ambridge posted on

    Adam
    We are selling our house and waiting for land Registry to Add the extra piece of land onto our tile deeds /change bound red line and give us a new title deed number ? So we can move forward on our sale. This was l believe submitted to you over 3 weeks ago
    Ruth.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ruth - many thanks. I can't see any details of a received application affecting that address. If they have submitted an application to register this land for the first time then they will have received confirmation of a provisional title number and reference. I would suggest contacting your solicitor for those details so I can check again

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  31. Comment by Ruth Ambridge posted on

    Hi Adam
    Could you look under the address next door
    142 high st
    Mk43 0el

    As this is were the bit of land belongs that we are trying to get transferred onto my garden.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ruth - many thanks. It was a transfer of land from your neighbours to you then by way of a Transfer of part. That application was received on 19th February and expedited on the 5th March. Expedition means that it will usually be considered within 10 working days. It has not been yet but it should be in the next few days. Once considered then if it is in order it is completed at the same time. So hopefully it will be sorted soon.
      The title number allocated is BD326401

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  32. Comment by Donna Bailey posted on

    Hi looking for a rough timescale for 19 Treassowe Road, Penzance, TR182AU
    The application has been expedited, As we are waiting to buy it, short chain, our house is ready to exchange but waiting on land registry before we can buy, thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Donna - No 19 is unregistered and I cannot see a record of receipt of any application to register it as yet. If as you suggest it has been submitted and expedited can you provide the allocated title number and case reference please so I can check again?

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        Comment by Donna Bailey posted on

        Hi I have been told that the paper work has finally been posted to land registry & my solicitor has provided a letter confirming our sale for the application to be expedited, can you please confirm that it is with you as I have been nagging everyday after I found it wasn't sent when they said nearly 3 weeks ago... We are ready to exchange on ours but can not buy until the land registry comes back many thanks Donna

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Donna - I can confirm that the application was received on 15 March 2019. The solicitors did request expedition, but we emailed back on the 18 March asking them to provide the appropriate evidence of the dependent purchase. We're still waiting for a reply, so you may want to check with your solicitor to ensure this is in hand.

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            Comment by Donna posted on

            Many thanks have chased them up and it has now been sent, do you have every thing that's needed now, any idea to approximate time scale many thanks Donna

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Hi. We received corres from the solicitors late yesterday so will consider today and expedite accordingly. It's difficult to give a timescale as much will depend on what is found when the case is fully considered, but the expedite marked will ensure it proceeds as quickly as possible.

  33. Comment by Ali posted on

    Hi Adam, I am in a similar situation, and the land registry application is stopping us to complete the re-mortgage on apartment 10 (MAN165926) and this is also holding the completion on a linked mortgage to purchase a house, please advise as we are all set to go and the mortgage offer will expire by the end of March.
    Many thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi, I am replying as Adam is unavailable. It appears that the application is being held up by a prior application which is not in order and we are waiting for a query with the solicitors acting on that application to be resolved. But your solicitors can contact us to check progress and also request expedition of the application, albeit that we are currently dependent on the prior application queries mentioned being resolved before the case can proceed.

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        Comment by Ali posted on

        Thanks Ian, does this mean I can not complete the re-mortgage before the prior application is complete at the land registry, as I have no influence on the prior application submitted by the freeholder.
        Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ali - whether you can complete is very much up to your conveyancer and lender. If they are happy that the prior application does not adversely affect your own property/title and the remortgage then that can mean they are happy to complete but very much their decision.

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  34. Comment by Wendy posted on

    Hi, can you provide an update on a Deed of Variation for Basement, Cantelupe Court, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex TN40 1JY. Thanks very much

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Wendy - the application was received on 26th February. We have a backlog of this type of work so it will be some time before it is considered

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  35. Comment by Wendy posted on

    Thank you, the solicitor is entering a request to expediate as we have a a purchase chain linked. Can you confirm if this request is accepted it would be considered within 10 days?
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Wendy - if expedition is confirmed then we advise the conveyancer that it should be considered within 10 working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order

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        Comment by Wendy posted on

        Hi can you confirm if the request for expediation has been received and granted for this Deed of Variation? Basement, Canteluoe Court, Bexhill on Sea TN40 1 JY.
        Thanks very much

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Wendy - I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. At the time of writing, we do not appear to have received an expedition request on this case.

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  36. Comment by Chris posted on

    Hi I am working through a solicitor to have a lease registered for The Apartment, Latters Toll Farm, Knowle Road, Brenchley, TN12 7DN I was told that the freehold was accepted as expedited however have not heard back from my solicitor despite chasing him up as to if the lease registration for this property that follows is on this faster track route or not...
    For a variety of reasons, it will cost me an extra £20,000 if I have to wait 40 working days.....i was under the impression the property had already been expedited....can you update me of the progress of the registration of the lease for this property please??
    Thankyou..

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Chris - the application to register the lease was submitted on 8th March. I'll log and refer your enquiry so that the processing office can check for more details and email you direct once checked

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        Comment by Chris posted on

        Thankyou very much for referring my query..I will keep eyes on my email closely and eagerly for further reply regarding our case... Chris.

        Reply
  37. Comment by Daniel woollard posted on

    Hi
    Would it be possible to get an update on a deed of variation please? We are time sensitive as my mortgage offer will expire in six weeks.
    Flat 23 Alnwick court da2 6re

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - I cannot find an application affecting that address I'm afraid. The registered details still refer to a lease dated Nov 2013 so as far as I can tell no application to vary it has as yet been submitted. If one has then your solicitor should be able to provide a new title number and case reference. Can you check please and share if they have one and I can check again

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  38. Comment by Donna Bailey posted on

    Hi just a check that everything is progressing okay and nothing else needs to be provided for 19 Treassowe Road, Penzance. TR18 2AU. The application has been expidited, can you please give me a rough time time scale thanks Donna

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Donna - the first registration against that property was complete don the 26th March

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  39. Comment by Donna Bailey posted on

    Lovely thanks you for the quick reply Donna

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  40. Comment by Tracy posted on

    Hi, could anyone tell me how the application is progressing on 30 Middlehill, Barrow in Furness, LA13 9HD? Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tracy - the application was received in late February. Unfortunately we have a backlog of this type of work and I would not expect it to be considered for several weeks as a result. If there is an urgency associated with it being registered then please have a word with the conveyancer dealing with it as they can contact us with details of the urgency and ask us to expedite it. They will be aware of the process for doing that

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  41. Comment by Ash posted on

    Hello, Are you able to give me an update on the progress of the registration of the Freehold title for 7 Ellesmere, DH4 6DZ please? Our seller's solicitor has claimed it has been expedited, thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ash - the application was received in late March. Unfortunately we have a backlog of this type of work and I would not expect it to be considered for several weeks as a result. The current average wait time between receipt and consideration is around 10 weeks but that is very much an average and some may wait a lot longer. If there is an urgency associated with it being registered then please have a word with the conveyancer dealing with it as they can contact us with details of the urgency and ask us to expedite it. They will be aware of the process for doing that

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hi AdamH,

        Thanks for the speedy response. Is there no urgency associated with it as there really should be, we have been told by our solicitor that our seller's solicitor has expedited it and that it should be actioned really quickly.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ash - it's not been expedited and I can't find any request from them asking for it to be so. When requesting expedition they should include documentary evidence to confirm the onward sale/urgency so I'd suggest asking them to check/confirm from their end also

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  42. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

    Hello, i was wondering if you could give me an update on a application which according to my solicitor has been rejected for 23 Sandy Lane, Doncaster, DN4 5ET my solicitor has asked for it to expedited & was resubmitting the application again yesterday, Our mortgage offer is only valid until the 30th April so I am panicking

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dawn - it's a first registration so it's submitted by post and as yet it won't appear in our systems. Once received the solicitor should receive a notification of the allocated title number and our reference. Once you have that can you share it please so we can confirm next steps.

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  43. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

    Ok thank you How long doesl it take to get on your system when received by post? Is there a record of it being rejected?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dawn - it can take a couple of days before it appears. Nothing to show a rejection at this stage but they would know if it had been

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  44. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

    Thanks you for reply So are you saying it doesn’t look like it has been submitted by my solicitor previously? Would it have been logged if so, She is saying it was rejected as land registry were unsure that the docs sent were certified? Do you know how long it will take process if asked to be expedited?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dawn - I do not know whether it was submitted previously and rejected. If it was the solicitor would be aware and could explain why. If it was rejected as the documents were not certified then we would be 'sure' of that when rejecting. Once it is submitted and is accepted we will consider the request to expedite. If it is expedited then it will normally be considered within 10 working days. Usually with a first registration that will be sooner rather than later within that timeframe.
      If on consideration it is in order it can be registered. But if it is not in order or we need to make wider checks that can delay registration. We won't know next steps though until it is considered.
      In the circumstances I would ask your solicitor to confirm the title number and case reference once they have received that written confirmation. You can post that detail here and we can check again to ensure that the request to expedite has been considered and responded to.
      You will then have an idea of timescales although we cannot be precise as to a consideration/registration date for the reasons explained

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  45. Comment by IY posted on

    Hi when a post application is received how long does it usually take to get logged onto the system

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  46. Comment by Yasmine posted on

    Hi
    I was wondering if you could please update me on my lease extension application. This was made by my solicitor at Ackers Solicitors, Twyford, Reading, Berks.

    The lease extension is a condition of sale. I'm now in danger of losing my cash buyer due to the time it's taking to process. The response I get from my solicitor is "the lease extension documents are still at the LR and we don't know when the registration will be completed".

    Can you please tell me if this application has been expedited yet?

    The property address is 4 Butchers Row, Polehampton Close, Twyford, Reading RG10 9TW.

    Title Number: BK382927 (Freehold)
    Title Number: BK366733 (Lease Residue Term)

    Thanks very much for your help.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Yasmine - the application was received on 21st January but I can see no record of a request to expedite it submitted with the application either then or since. If there is an urgency then your solicitor should submit documentary evidence to confirm and a request to expedite asap

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        Comment by Yasmine Finnegan posted on

        Thanks very much for your quick help Adam. I will ask Ackers Solicitors to expedite the application.

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        Comment by Yasmine Finnegan posted on

        Dear Adam I have contacted Ackers Solicitors and they have advised me that they submitted a request to expedite on 4 April to Gloucester HM Land Registry. I have a copy of the letter if you need. However the request to expedite was rejected and I don't know why. Can I please beg you to reconsider your decision and please expedite asap. It has been over 12 weeks now since the application was lodged. How much longer do I have to wait? What are your service standards regarding waiting/processing times?Will you be able to complete my application in say the next 2 weeks? Thank you for help and understanding

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Yasmine - many thanks for checking with the solicitor. I have widened the checks and identified their request submitted on 4th April. It was rejected as they did not supply any documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. They were asked to submit same but to date have not.
          I will log your own contact as well and refer the request to the processing office and ask them to reconsider. If you are speaking to your solicitor you may wish to ask them to submit a copy of the sale contract or similar as evidence also

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            Comment by Yasmine posted on

            Hi Adam, many thanks for checking and for your prompt reply. I will ask Ackers Solicitors to submit the contract of sale as evidence of urgency. My conveyancing solicitor, Laura Morley from PM Property Lawyers, has also informed me that she spoke to your offices yesterday and that you advised her that you do now have capacity to expedite providing Ackers sends you a copy of the contract of sale, which I will ask them to do.
            And thank you for referring my independent request to the processing officer to ask them to reconsider.

  47. Comment by Naomi Walker posted on

    Hi, I also have my registration being expedited. It is for 77 Damask Way, Warminster, BA12 9PP. Please can you update me on this as I am worried I am going to lose my Buyers.

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Naomi - the application submitted against No 77 was received on 18th March. It has not been expedited so I would recommend that the lodging solicitor provides documentary evidence of your confirmed onward sale and a request for us to consider expediting it.

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  48. Comment by Naomi Walker posted on

    My solicitor said they have already requested it to be expedited as I am in the process of selling the property and hoping to exchange any day now. They have sent you the memorandum of sale but they said you have responded to say it can’t be expedited so now it has been escalated. Could you give me some sort of timeframe to work with please?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Naomi - if they have done as you suggest then any escalation as they put it would normally result in a response within 2/3 days but it is the processing office who will consider and respond with any timescales so I would recommend asking your solicitor to confirm those details once a response is received. There is a specific process for the lodging solicitor to explain the urgency and request expedition

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  49. Comment by Eleanor posted on

    Hi, I'm due to complete payment of my new extended lease on Monday, after which my solicitor is going to submit it for land registry. I am very close to exchanging contracts to sell the flat, so my solicitor will ask to expedite the case. I understand that this means that the case should be considered within 10 days. After that, assuming that there aren't any requisitions, how long would you anticipate this new extended lease registration to take? I ask, because my buyers are very concerned about dates. Many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Eleanor - if expedition is approved then it is normally considered within 10 days of that approval. Timescales then all depend on whether it is in order and if wider checks are needed. Neither will be known until it is considered so we can't give you a definitive timescale I'm afraid other than IF it can be completed once considered then it is there and then

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        Comment by Eleanor posted on

        Thank you Adam, I appreciate that info. We're hoping to submit it tomorrow!

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          Comment by Eleanor posted on

          Hi Adam,

          I wondered if you could give me an update on the lease extension application for 91 Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AJ please. I believe it was submitted on 30th April with a covering letter from my solicitor, giving evidence for expedition of the application. Do you know yet if this has been approved or if it has been looked at yet? Many thanks in advance.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Eleanor - looks like it was completed at the weekend

  50. Comment by Naomi Walker posted on

    Hi I was wondering if you could give me an update on my property 77 Damask Way, Warminster, BA12 9PP. Many thanks,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Naomi - the application is still with us and waiting to be considered. Your solicitor has been in contact and advised as to the current position. I am afraid that there are a number of prior applications pending re plot sales from the same development and these have priority so your application cannot be expedited at this stage.

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  51. Comment by Emma posted on

    Hello , If you would be able to give me an update on the property
    5 Bernard Vann Crescent, LE65 2AR I would be extremely grateful.

    We were supposed to exchange and complete weeks ago, but are still waiting for the land registry. Our solicitor is chasing the seller but she can't give us a target date and the weeks just keep passing by and we have no idea what is happening.

    Thank you.

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    • Replies to Emma>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emma - we have written to the lodging solicitor for more details and as yet they do not appear to have provided them. Until they do we cannot complete the application. You'll need to ask your solicitor for specific details re what is required and why there appears to be a delay

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        Comment by Emma posted on

        Thank you Adam for your help! We will check again today.

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  52. Comment by Ash posted on

    Hello, we have been advised that our seller's solicitor has provided sufficient evidence to expedite our application. Are you able to give me an update on the progress of the registration of the Freehold title for 7 Ellesmere, DH4 6DZ please? Thanks

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    • Replies to Ash>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ash - we have an application submitted on 28th March re that property. A request for expedition has been submitted today and will need to be considered by the processing office. They will notify the solicitor if approved or if rejected for any reason

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      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hi AdamH, are you able to give me an update on the progress of our expedite application for 7 Ellesmere, DH4 6DZ please? It was approved last week, many thanks!

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ash - it is waiting to be considered but should be shortly as 5 working days have elapsed since it was expedited

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hello,

            It's me again, I'm really sorry for keep pestering but I was wondering if you could update me on the progress of this please? Today is day 9, I understand that it could be sorted this afternoon/tomorrow but I would really like an update as to whether this will happen, it's pretty urgent from our side. Thanks so much.

          • Replies to Ash>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ash - we contacted the solicitor for more details on the 11th and are awaiting their response

  53. Comment by Yasmine posted on

    Hi Adam can you please give me an update on 4 Butchers Row Twyford RG10 9TW. The lease extension application was approved for expedition on 24 April. Can you please tell me if it has been considered yet? It's been 7 working days since expedition. Thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Yasmine - I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. I can confirm that the application was completed late on 25 April. Notification of completion would have been sent to the solicitors acting.

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        Comment by Yasmine posted on

        Hi Ian
        Thanks for your quick confirmation and great news that the application has been completed.
        I'll following up with my solicitor.
        Thanks again

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      • Replies to ianflowers>

        Comment by Yasmine posted on

        Hi Ian
        I've followed up with Ackers Solicitors (my solicitor at Ackers is Tilly Verik) and she has said that she has NOT received notification of download of the up to date office copy of the register. Can you please kindly double check.
        Thanks
        Yasmine

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Yasmine - the application was completed as Ian stated. Your solicitor can check and confirm that for themselves online using our business e-services. If they have not received the notification as a download then they can contact us direct. The newly allocated title number is BK497605

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          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Yasmine posted on

            Thank you Adam. My solicitor has since confirmed that she has downloaded the completed document. Thanks again for your quick help.

  54. Comment by Gemma posted on

    Hi, please can you tell me when the deed of variation for Flat 4, 19a Broadwater Street West BN149BT is expected to be completed? Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Gemma - it was submitted on the 3rd May and expedited so it should be considered this week. Everything then depends on it being in order and capable of being registered

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      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Gemma posted on

        Thank you for the quick reply, is there anyway this can be prioritised? Our mortgage offer expires on 10th May.

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        • Replies to Gemma>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Gemma - it was prioritised as it was expedited. I have checked again for you and can confirm that it was completed yesterday

          Reply
  55. Comment by DM posted on

    Hi
    Our application has finally been accepted after being rejected a couple of times on a property my Sister & I have inherited from my late Mum, My partner & I are buying my sister out, but our original mortgage offer unfortunately has also now expired, my solicitor is now telling me that we cant get the application expedited but tells me that you are working on applications received early April, Would you know why our application can't be expedited we have been trying to get this sorted since Feb

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      DM - I'm afraid not. If they have requested expedition but we have refused their request then they will have been given the reason. Reasons can vary but it should be specific to the application as submitted

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  56. Comment by DM posted on

    Ok thank you, Do we have any idea how long it will take?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      DM - if they have mentioned that we are dealing with applications submitted in early April then I assume this is an application to register the property for the first time. If so then the average timescale currently is 26 working days

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