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

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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

Eighty-two per cent 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. Three hundred customers took part.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 AdamH posted on

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Katie - we considered the application on the 3rd June and have asked the solicitor for more information

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      Comment by Katie posted on

      Thanks Adam, can you please confirm what you mean by 'considered'?

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Katie - a caseworker looks at the application/supporting documentation and updates/creates the register

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          Comment by Katie posted on

          Hi Adam it will be day 10 tomorrow, is there any further update please?

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Hi Katie. I'm responding as Adam is unavailable.

            As you know we have been reliant on information being provided by the solicitors acting for the case to proceed. It appears that the information has now been provided but our procedures also require us to serve notice on a third party in respect of one aspect of the application. We will need to hold the case over until we either get a reply or the time given to respond expires on 1 July. The solicitors acting have been informed. I realise this further delay will not be welcome but this is an essential part of the registration process and cannot be circumvented.

  16. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Natasha - the application was received on 21st June NN367615/MG59BFF. I note that it is an application to register some land for the first time and is based on a claim under adverse possession. Whilst such applications can be completed quite quickly it is not a fast process as a number of checks usually have to be completed before a title is given
    If the statutory declaration is accepted then invariably we have to have a site visit/survey completed and wider checks made as appropriate. Such parts of the process can take 5/6 weeks to complete.
    I also note that no mention of the onward sale or urgency has been included withe the application. As such I would recommend that you contact your solicitor and ask them to submit evidence to confirm the onward sale/purchase/chain and a request for us to consider expediting the process. Expedition would at least speed up the wait time before now and the initial consideration

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  17. Comment by Natasha posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thank you for your fast response.

    I have spoken to my solicitor and they are sending the information over today.

    How long does the expedite process take?

    Thanks Tasha

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Natasha - I'm responding as Adam is currently unavailable. Once expedited, we aim to start consideration of the case within 10 days. The expedition also ensures that the case will proceed through each stage as quickly as possible. As Adam has mentioned, there are number of processes on this type of application which can delay things and these cannot be circumvented even on expedition, so it's not really possible to give a definitive timescale to completion at this stage.

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  18. Comment by AdamH posted on

    T&J - if it’s a first registration then the average timescale between receipt and consideration by us is 6 weeks. Expedition, if approved, reduces that timescale to 2 weeks. Everything then hinges on it being in order. We would not amalgamate the new and existing title unless they applied for us to do that and it was possible to do. You’ll need to rely on your conveyancer and the seller’s conveyancer to update you re progress and the detail behind the application(s) made.

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      Comment by T&J posted on

      Thank you for your reply. The main delay we are experiencing is regarding the small parcel of land adjacent to the property (very roughly around 20 square metres). Can you please tell us if an application has been lodged to expedite the registration of this title?
      thank you

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        T&J - I'm afraid we can't without the title number and case reference

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  19. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Gary - timescales will vary depending on whether it is a transfer of the whole title or part. If it's the former and in order you are looking at a wait time between receipt and consideration in a couple of weeks. If it's a transfer of part then you are looking at several months. If a buyer is confirmed then the lodging solicitor can supply documentary evidence to confirm that and a request to expedite. If we agree to and can then the wait time is reduced to a few weeks also.

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  20. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Ken - it was submitted on 17th October. Although they have advised that it is urgent they don;t seem to have provided any documentary evidence to confirm the purchase. We need such evidence to approve expedition and speed up the process. I'll flag this with the processing office and ask them to contact your solicitor accordingly.

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      Comment by Kenl posted on

      Thanks Adam for getting back to me so quickly. I'm a little confused. Do they need to provide evidence that I currently own the property in question, or that we are selling the property and have a buyer who will purchase it? I'm happy to chase my solicitor I just want to be able to provide any documentation as soon as possible.

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Kenl - we would need documentary evidence to confirm you have a buyer e.g. copy contract or memorandum of sale. I've spoken to the processing office though and they've resolved things it seems and the application has been completed.

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  21. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Amber - the application was submitted on 23rd Oct so I would expect it to be considered this week. If all in order the register will be updated by removing the entry. As the application is in it may be worth discussing with your conveyancer as to whether the buyer is now able to complete

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  22. Comment by Amber Sutcliff posted on

    Thanks for the rapid reply, our Conveyancing solicitor says we cannot even exchange contracts until it’s officially removed! Do you think it’ll be straightforward seeing as they left the property 7years ago?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amber - I can't be definitive but as it is a signed form from the person with the rights and lodged by a conveyancer then it should be straightforward.

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  23. Comment by Amber Sutcliff posted on

    That’s good to hear, fingers crossed then, thank you for your time this morning

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  24. Comment by andy posted on

    Hi, I am currently in the process of selling a parcel of land. The land consists of 1 title and we are now attaching 2 smaller parcels to it, hopefully to form a new title which will encompase the 3 seperate parcels. We have a buyer for it but they want the title document updated with the Land registry before they will move to legal exchange, that shows everything under 1 title. Apparently this is because their mortgage company won't accept any additional land being bolted on to the original title at a later date.
    Is there a way to expedite processing these 3 parcels into 1 title with the Land registry, some sort of payable service or fast track option - or are we going to be subject to the usual waiting process of 3 or so months? Many thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi. When applying, or after lodgement, expedition of the application can be requested. If granted, we aim to consider the application within 10 working days. There is no fee for this and any request should be accompanied by appropriate evidence of the dependent transaction.

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        Comment by andy posted on

        Thank you for your prompt response!

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  25. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    Good Afternoon

    Could you let me know please how long it normally takes to get a restriction removed against a property please. we were told 14 days and we have been waiting over 21 now. it relates to how the property owned was owned by the seller and his late wife. we have chased up constantly with both ours and the sellers solicitor but can't seem to get a definitive answer on where our case is

    Many Thanks

    Steve

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steve - average wait time between receipt and consideration is 10 working days. Everything then hinges on what is being requested, by whom and what wider checks (if any) are required. So it is impossible to be definitive re such matters. The solicitors should be able to check on progress online using their business e-service accounts
      Do you have the title number?
      Re your disappearing message - this is an online blog. Blogs are moderated and as such any comments have to be approved before they will appear.

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  26. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Cherry - it is an expedited application (SF653473) and we have recently written to the lodging conveyancer.

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      Comment by Cherry posted on

      Thanks for the prompt reply.

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      Comment by Cherry posted on

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for your information. I have try to contact the seller’s solicitor, but has not got any reply. The state agent told us that the site visit has been arranged on 25/11. So is that mean after 25/11, then need another 16/17days to complete? Sorry to ask again, as Christmas is coming, we are just wondering if it will happen before Christmas or after Christmas. Not sure if can find out any updates or where we are now.

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Cherry - when we notify the solicitor that a site visit is needed then that will normally happen within 2 weeks of that notification. Timescales can vary as we rely on a non HMLR surveyor to complete the visit so timing is out of our control.

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  27. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Robert - it has not been expedited but it is flagged as urgent and we have already begun processing it. Due to the nature of the application it has been referred to one of our lawyers and the lodging conveyancer should hear from us shortly re next steps.

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  28. Comment by Paul Oakley posted on

    I am in the process of trying to expedite the registering of un registered land at my property. How long should this take?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - a request to expedite is normally considered within a few days but you have to 8nclude documentary evidence to confirm the urgency involved. Once expedited then it’s normally considered within 2 weeks. Everything then hinges on it being in order

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  29. Comment by Emma posted on

    Hi Adam, my solicitors have submitted an RX3 yesterday (very late enquiry raised by my buyers solicitors) 14 Monarch Court, WS10 9FD. The company involved was dissolved some years ago, and I believe the evidence has all been submitted to you. We were due to complete on Thursday. Do you have an idea how long it may take to be resolved please?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emma - an application was received on the 9th (title WM952871). It will be considered asap but I suspect it will need to be reviewed by a senior officer as well due to the dissolution of the company to decide validity and next steps. Your conveyancer can track it's progress online but I would not imagine any next steps have been decided on until next week

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        Comment by Emma posted on

        Thanks for the quick response, Adam. Very much appreciated

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  30. Comment by Cherry posted on

    I am buying ST2 0JS No. 19 Truro place,but now holding up the transaction is a small land at the back is not registered. The seller’s solicitor advised As this process has involved the Land Registry serving notices on the neighbouring land owners, the corrections to the plan cannot be finalised until after 12 March 2020 which is when the notices expire. My mortgage offer will be expired in 7th March. Is there any chance to short the notice time or expedited ?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Cherry - I'm afraid not as we are reliant on the recipients to respond. We can't chase them or hurry them up.

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  31. Comment by Gemma posted on

    Hi there, I’m waiting for a land registry deed to be looked into regarding a ‘blue building line’ shown on the plan. Title number NK168546, postcode NR12 8UH. Can you tell me if it’s been received and under urgent review? It’s holding up an exchange due this week. Many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Gemma - we have received an enquiry against that title and the processing team are waiting on the paper records to be received from central storage to confirm what has happened and why. They will then respond to the conveyancer asap. The conveyancer has also chased the matter recently

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        Comment by Gemma posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for your quick reply.
        All parties have set a deadline for exchange tomorrow.
        Is it likely the paper records will be sent over today/tomorrow morning to my conveyancer?
        An extremely long, drawn out and stressful sale rests on this!
        Many thanks, Gemma

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Gemma - it's possible and the team have already advised the conveyancer that they will deal with it asap so hopefully they are able to. All depends on what the paper records reveal though as to whether it is a simple amendment or something more complex. It's been flagged as urgent already but I will enquire as well

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            Comment by Gemma posted on

            Thanks Adam

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Gemma - the amendment has been completed and the register updated to match the title plan

  32. Comment by Hazel posted on

    Hi, I am purchasing the property - Title: WYK451150. There was an area on the plan shaded in blue (I know what it is) which wasn't noted on the title deeds. I understand (from a call to the Land Registry) that an application for an "amendment" was made around 3rd December 2019 - but no one seems able to tell me what this is or whether it has been completed. I understand we are awaiting a Completed Register of Title - does that mean that the amendment has been made and we are just waiting on the document or is there more that needs to be done? Is there any idea of timescales on this? I can't seem to get a straight answer from solicitors - it's becoming very frustrating for both me and the vendor. Many thanks for your help!

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hazel - we have established that the register needs to be amended and emailed the seller's solicitor on 3rd December but as yet they do not appear to have responded. As the buyer I would suggest that you/your solicitor contacts the seller's solicitor and ask them to respond to our email of the 3rd December.

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        Comment by Hazel posted on

        Many thanks for this Adam. I have gone back to my solicitor and the estate agent and asked them to apply pressure. So frustrating. Thanks for all your help!

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  33. Comment by kk posted on

    aah got it ... Yes the expectations are set but it seems i have to apply more pressure to vendor/solicitors ... Thanks for the help.

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  34. Comment by Jenna posted on

    Could you please advise what the current average time for a deed of variation (for solar panels) is? And if it has been expedited what wait time could be expected on that?

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Jenna - it does depend on the nature of the variation, but it is likely that it will involve the creation of a new register which currently have an average completion time of 113 working days. If an expedite request is granted then we aim to start considering that application within 10 working days. Then it will be dependent on whether the case is in order or if we'll need to raise queries with the solicitor or individual who has lodged the application and then wait for them to resolve these.

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  35. Comment by Jamie posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I have a pending title split that has been running for a month now of which is holding up a re-mortgage, but the re-mortgage is to pay off family loans of which I'm paying interest on as well as credit cards etc.
    Does this reasoning constitute a priority...?
    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jamie - most likely yes so the conveyancer needs to submit a request to expedite and also provide documentary evidence to confirm the issue as described. They should be aware of what is required

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        Comment by Jamie posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thank you for the info.
        My solicitors have been in contact with the solicitors that raised ref M101E37 and they have since expedited the request based on the evidence I provided, could you advise if you can see this and if it has been accepted as a priority please...?

        Many thanks in advance.
        Jamie

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jamie - we don;t recognise that reference I'm afraid so can you doublecheck it please?

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  36. Comment by Toby Hammond posted on

    Hello Adam

    Firstly thankyou for providing this service, it's clearly a real lifeline to people in this highly stressful situation.

    We will shortly be submitting our Epitome of Title for a first registration with yourselves, on a large farm property we are completing the purchase of today. Our intention is to then split the title.

    We are on bridging finance and will be providing documentary evidence to support an expedite request per the advice on this page. But I would like to know if a simultaneous first registration AND title split is possible? And would this save us time?

    Many thanks in advance
    Toby

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Toby - I am replying as Adam is unavailable.

      Thank you for your kind comments.

      Yes, a first registration and title split is possible and may well save time, but it will be subject to the usual requirements including provision of a clear plan showing where the sub-division occurs and where the land is subject to a mortgage, the written consent of the lender. Please also note that although this type of application is normally agreed to, it will be at the discretion of the Registrar as we need to consider the effect of any changes within a wider registration context.

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        Comment by Toby posted on

        Thanks Ian that is very helpful. Could you advise how we go about doing them together, e.g. what forms we need to use. This would help our solicitor navigate this process. Thanks in advance!

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Toby - Your solicitor should have knowledge of the first registration forms and processes. As to splitting/sub-dividing the title, the request for that can be made on the first registration application form, usually with a covering letter to support the request.

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  37. Comment by Steven King posted on

    Hi
    Early last year in May 2019 i went through the process of renewing my lease to sell my property. My solicitor sent me all the confirmation emails in September 2019 telling me it had completed and now i am just waiting on the registration process with land registry so i went ahead and sold my property that same month.

    Is there any way of knowing when this will complete? as my buyers solicitor says they will not exchange before registration is complete at land registry and my whole chain is about to collapse as it is taking to long. I have asked the solicitor to expedite several times but they just give me excuses. Is there any way i can expedite myself or even check if my solicitor has even requested to expedite?

    The title number is SGL539251

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steven - the application was lodged in late October (prov title SGL807813) and no request to expedite has been submitted it seems. If the matter is now urgent, as you have a confirmed buyer, then the solicitor needs to request expedition and submit documentary evidence of the confirmed purchase. They should know the drill but check with them as to whether there is any reason why they would not be making such a request. We need the request and evidence from them in these cases as it's their application and although you are the client there may be a reason for their reluctance to make a request.
      Without expedition it is unlikely that the application will be considered until late May/early June as things currently stand

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  38. Comment by Nick Corrin posted on

    Hi,
    We are purchasing a new build property - 42a Bearton Rd, Hitchin, SG5 1UE. Although we were told that the new titles had been expedited, we have not yet had them confirmed by HMLR. Please can you confirm the status of the new titles?
    Many thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nick - the pending application (HD585302) has not been expedited but processing did start earlier this month. We have been in touch with the lodging conveyancer to resolve a few issues and they have recently replied. The application is now back with the nominated caseworker so will be reconsidered shortly.

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        Comment by Nick Corrin posted on

        Thanks Adam,
        Do you have an estimate on the timescale for the application to be reconsidered?
        It's disappointing that the request was not expedited as it has been holding up our sale for some time now. Would there be any benefit to expediting the case at this stage?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Nick - reconsideration normally happens within a few days of replies being received. There is no benefit in trying to expedite it now as expedition reduces the wait time between receipt and consideration. That wait time is now over

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  39. Comment by kk posted on

    hi Adam,
    It is me again for 6, craigmore tower, gu227rb. i was informed by the vendor last friday that the lease extension application has been submitted along with fees paid.
    Could you please let me know if you can see in the system yet ? I have already chased the solicitors for the reference number but yet to receive any update.

    Thanks

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  40. Comment by steven king posted on

    Hi,

    The original deeds to my property seem to be incomplete at land registry. How does this happen? and how to i obtain new deeds that contain all the proper information i need to sell my property? The sale of my property has his a stumbling block as the buyer's solicitor will not proceed without complete legible documents. This was never an issue when i purchased the property 12 years ago, how come now there is an issue with the deeds and title plan ect?

    Steve

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steven - impossible to comment here so I would suggest you use our online contact form to provide the specific details and what you think is wrong and why. Our support team can then check the registered details and respond as appropriate. If we have erred in some way then we can then look at putting that right. https://help.landregistry.gov.uk/app/contactus_general

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  41. Comment by Sonya posted on

    Hi there

    If we remortgage, how long does it take for the new mortgage lender and the old one to be removed to be added to the title deed? Will I need to pay for a new copy of the title deed?

    Thanks
    Sonya

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sonya - average timescale around 2 weeks. If you want a copy from us then yes re payment.

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  42. Comment by Jake posted on

    Hello,
    We purchased a property last summer. Our solicitor said the land registry application had been made immediately after purchase. Please would you be able to provide me with an indication of when the application was made and what its current status is?
    Address:

    Lower Noyadde
    HR35JS

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jake - we do have a backlog of certain types of work which may mean it is one of those and subject to a delay. Your solicitor should be able to check and confirm online using the specific title number and case reference. If it is still waiting to be processed then the online information will confirm that

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  43. Comment by Toby Hammond posted on

    Hello Adam/Ian

    We submitted a request for first registration a week ago: Laurels Farm NR34 8HD along with a detailed Epitome of Title. We are on expensive bridging finance so asked our solicitor to include a request for expediting it, enclosing our short term loan agreement as documentary evidence of hardship.

    Would you be able to confirm if this first registration request has been received, and if so whether we have been expedited please?

    Many thanks in advance
    Toby

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Toby - nothing is showing against that address. If your solicitor has submitted it then they should receive an acknowledgement confirming receipt and that will include a case reference and title number. If you can ask them for that confirmation and detail that will confirm receipt for you/them

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  44. Comment by Ajmel Khan posted on

    Please can you provide an update for transfer of title: MAN192004

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ajmel - the application was submitted in late November. We have a backlog of this type of work and as such I would not expect it to be fully considered until late June/early July

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        Comment by Ajmel Khan posted on

        Can this be expedited? as it is holding up the sale of a house and the mortgage offer is about to expire since it's been going on for months.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ajmel - we can consider such a request form the lodging conveyancer who should lodge documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. They should be aware of the process for doing that
          If we do expedite it then it is usually considered within 10 working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order but the conveyancer can keep you up to date on progress

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  45. Comment by Danni posted on

    Hello, please can you provide an update on an application to register a Lease Extension in respect of 9 Packham Court, Worcester Park, KT4 8RT. It was sent over in November.

    Thank you,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Danni - the application was received on 8th October and is still with us. We do have a backlog of this type of work so it may not be fully considered until late April/early May but that is only an estimate

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  46. Comment by Toby posted on

    Hi Adam

    Further to my query above, we just received an acknowledgment letter quoting a reference FR212 and title number SK400091 for our first registration at NR34 8HD. We are still not clear if our application for expediting this, due to the punitive interest rates we are on, has been accepted though. Are you able to shed any light?

    Many thanks
    Toby

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Toby - the application against that title number was rejected on the 3rd February as it was incomplete. The conveyancer will have been notified and presumably they have now lodged a fresh and complete application. If they have then they will have a new allocated title number/reference for example
      If they have that and have asked us to expedite it and provided documentary evidence to confirm the urgency then we would write to them to confirm as such once that point was reached

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  47. Comment by kkk posted on

    Hi Adam,
    Apologies for asking this again but i have got a landlord lawyer who is not responding. 🙁 If anything is filed yet for 6 craigmore tower, gu22 7rb

    Thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi - I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. Nothing lodged as yet for 6 Craigmore Tower.

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  48. Comment by Louise Muller posted on

    Good afternoon,

    Please could you tell me approximately how long the restriction removal relating to title deed number ESX223475 is likely to take. Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Louise - the application has been referred to one of our lawyers to consider before we can proceed. Hopefully they will have considered it by Thursday this week so it all then depends on whether we need more from the solicitor or it can be completed.
      Until that check has been completed we can't offer any wider idea re timescales I'm afraid

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        Comment by Louise Muller posted on

        Thank you for your response.

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        Comment by Louise Muller posted on

        Hello Adam,

        Do you know if the lawyers considered the restriction removal relating to title deed number ESX223475 today and if aso what the outcome was.
        Many thanks,
        Louise

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Louise - yes re an initial consideration but more was needed from the solicitor. This has now been submitted so the 'more' will now be considered also.

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            Comment by Louise Muller posted on

            Good morning Adam,

            Please could you give me any available update on the current status of the restriction removal for title number ESX223475. I understand that it was resent in under a different form?

            Best wishes,
            Louise

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Louise - it's with one of our lawyers at present to consider the details and decide next steps. Your conveyancer can track the progress of the application for you.

  49. Comment by Nelson Navarro posted on

    Hello,
    Please can you help. We are waiting to buy a property, we are being told that it is in the land registry for first registration, this is from beginning of December. Our mortgage offer is running out by the of next week (second time!). It would be very good to know what is happening with the property at the moment.
    Property name is: TY Cymraeg, North Green Rd. IP21 4QZ
    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nelson - the first registration was coincidentally completed roughly 30 minutes ago. The lodging conveyancer won;t be aware as yet as a result but hopefully you can progress with your purchase shortly.

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        Comment by nelson navarro posted on

        Thank you so much, that is great news!

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  50. Comment by Kemi A posted on

    Hello, our application with Land registry is stopping us from moving forward with the purchase of our property. Are you able to give me an update on the progress of the registration of the Freehold title for 25 Duncannon Place, GREENHITHE, Kent, DA9 9FW please?

    The buyers solicitor cannot do anything until the registration has been updated on Lang registry. The sellers solicitors claimed they have sent that correct documents to Lang registry and requested to have the case expedited. An update would be much appreciated, thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kemi A - we have an application to register the freehold purchase (prov title TT107781) submitted on 20th January. I can't see any record of a request to expedite submitted with it I'm afraid. I would suggest contacting the lodging conveyancer and asking them to submit the request and documentary evidence to confirm the purchase. Without expedition it will be several months before it is considered

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  51. Comment by Nadine Mills posted on

    Can you please give me an update on a TR1 application for a boundary change which was lodged in November 2019 attached to title no ON333470 The Gables, Chadlington, Oxon OX7 3NJ. I'm not sure how long these applications are currently taking to process.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nadine - the application is still with us and is waiting to be processed. Based on current timescales that is unlikely to happen for several months and maybe not until late May/early June

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  52. Comment by kk posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I am buying a leasehold flat.

    I have an update from the vendor solicitor and they are asking my solicitors to register the lease extension along with the property in my name at completion . I have few questions on this approach and how HMLR manages this.

    1. Is this a normal approach ?
    2. Can this be filed as expedited request ?
    3. how the sequence takes place? The extension of lease is registered first and then the change in ownership.
    4. How long does this kind of applications take if not expedited ?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      kk - there is no 'normal' in my experience so either option is available/ All depends on your solicitor and lender (if any) as to how they wish to approach it
      If you are completing and applying to register your purchase and the lease extension then there is no reason to expedite. However if you mean they are asking you to extend the lease before they will complete then yes that can be grounds for asking us to expedite
      Yes re sequence
      Several months

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  53. Comment by kk posted on

    hi adam,

    thanks for the respone.
    Here i am the buyer and i will be asking them to register the lease extention with expedite request.
    I do not want another stressful months of waiting period after completion for this and also a very strong chance if anything is incomplete then chasing all parties.

    The expedited request is completed in 10 working days i assume ?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      kk - the application is normally considered within 10 working days of the expedite request being approved by us. Everything then hinges on the application being in order. Expedition reduces the wait time between receipt and consideration.

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        Comment by kk posted on

        Great.. so it does reduce from 6 - 7 months to 10 days ..
        and if everything is in order then can it be completed in 11-12 working days as well ?

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  54. Comment by shakeel posted on

    hi, can you please update me on the updated title deed on property 1 pear tree leaze. have they issued the update tile deed.. ?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Shakeel - I assume you mean the property in Bristol. If so then the application is still with us as wider checks are completed. Hopefully they will be completed early next week

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  55. Comment by Kayleigh Appleby posted on

    Hello I was wondering if you could check the status of a house I'm in the process of selling but can't move forward with it due to an issue with the bottom third of the garden not being registered for whatever reason. I purchased the house in 2009 and it wasn't brought to my attention then and have lived in it for 10 years. My house is a mid terrace in the middle of a block of six on a street of terraced so I can't understand why my garden would be any different in size from my neighbours as we all back onto a park with a tarmac path directly outside all our back gates. It's very stressful as I don't know about it until recently and it's stalling the sale and I had already have started the process of buying a new home and I'm on a deadline for the purchase of the new home with deposits and everything that's I'm getting extremely upset with the possibility of losing the new home due not being able to get this done on time. I believe it was referred to land registry on 20th of January 2020 the title number is DY49198.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kayleigh - I see that you contacted us on the 5th Feb and were advised that we have not received an application to update/amend the register.
      However I do note that your conveyancer has been in touch to enquire as to the accuracy of the registered extent and that is currently with one of our senior officers to consider and respond to.
      I have flagged your additional contact with the processing office and hopefully your conveyancer will receive a response shortly

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  56. Comment by Kayleigh Appleby posted on

    Thank you Adam.
    I've spoken to my solicitors secretary this morning and she said they have asked for it to be expedited already. She said that land registry have agreed to expedite it due to it being well into the sale of 57 Talbot Street Pinxton Ng166pd. So without knowledge of the issue with the actual sale I put an offer in on a house and it was excepted. We have fallen in love with the new house, but after initial info was sent to us later we realised that it has a 4 week deadline regarding the deposit and draft contracts which I don't have untill the sale of 57 Talbot Street is completed. I don't want to lose the house or the buyer for mine so a rough time scale would be very much appreciated if at all possible. As you can imagine I'm very stressed and under a lot of pressure from the whole situation.
    Kind regards
    Kayleigh Appleby

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  57. Comment by Kayleigh Appleby posted on

    Thank you Adam.
    I've spoken to my solicitors secretary this morning and she said they have asked for it to be expedited already. She said that land registry have agreed to expedite it due to it being well into the sale of 57 Talbot Street Pinxton Ng166pd. I only spoke to the secretary so she couldn't get her hands on the file (due to a meeting in the office it's held in) to give me the date and time for when she asked for it to be expedited. How long should I expect it to be roughly.
    Kind regards
    Kayleigh Appleby

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kayleigh - I should stress that your conveyancer has submitted an enquiry only at this stage. No application has been made to amend the title so I assume they are simply trying to establish whether an error was made and/or what is required if not.
      So the enquiry will be reconsidered asap as mentioned and in light of the additional information provided. It would be unwise for me to comment further here as the senior officer considering their enquiry will need to look at the specific details as provided against what we have on record.

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  58. Comment by shakeel posted on

    hi, may i know that has title deed updated regarding a house in bristol: 1 pear tree leaze bristol bs34 5sz. if its updated, have it sent back to the solicitor?

    Regards

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Shakeel - the applications submitted in January were completed earlier today and the conveyancer(s) notified

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  59. Comment by Shakeel Anjum posted on

    Thanks for your kind response

    Reply
  60. Comment by kk posted on

    hi adam,

    Hope you are doing well. Finally the vendor's solicitor has confirmed to my estate agent that the lease extension is filed with HM Land registry .
    flat 6, Craigmore tower, gu22 7erb
    Could you please check if that is requested to expedite or not ?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      kk - an application was submitted today. It includes a request to expedite it and that will need to be considered by the processing office. If they agree to expedite it then it should be considered within 2 weeks of the expedition. Everything then hinges on it being in order.
      So I would suggest that within the next 3 weeks the conveyancer will be able to confirm what is or has happened

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        Comment by kk posted on

        Great... thanks a lot.. hope everything is in order.. 🙂

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        Comment by kk posted on

        hi adam,

        Is it possible for you to check and confirm if the expedite request has been approved by the processing office please ?

        I know it is too early to be even checked and considered for the same.

        Please let me know.

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          kk - it has been expedited

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            Comment by kk posted on

            Thanks a lot adam.. Appreciate the quick response.

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            Comment by kk posted on

            Hi Adam,

            If there is any more details needed regrading 6 craigmore tower, gu22 7erb lease extension request pls ? Or everything is on track ?

            Thanks

          • Replies to kk>

            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            KK - I'm responding as Adam is unavailable. The case has been considered but we have had to raise a query on 26 February with the solicitors acting for the case to be in order and we are currently waiting for their reply.

  61. Comment by Toby posted on

    Hi Adam

    Further to my earlier enquiries, I was hoping for an update on the first registration of Laurels Farm, Barsham, NR34 8HD. We are hoping our expedite request has been approved and it would be great to know whether all seems in order and if so what remaining timescale we may be looking at.

    Many thanks in advance
    Toby

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Toby - the application has been expedited but looks like we are waiting for more details from the conveyancer. I'd suggest you contact them for an update and to confirm timescales (prov title SK400189)

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  62. Comment by kk posted on

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for the response. I have raised this to vendor to chase the solicitor.
    Is it something too big for the solicitor to respond looking at the time basis ? or a quick one for them to close it ?

    Thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      KK - You're welcome. I'm not able to go into detail on this forum - all I can really say it's the type of query that may be quick to resolve or could take longer in some cases. It's really something that the solicitors acting would need to give clarification on. Sorry we can't be of more assistance at this stage.

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        Comment by kk posted on

        thanks ian.. hope this is resolved at the earliest.

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          Comment by kk posted on

          hi Ian,
          I got the response back that the solicitors have got back to HMLR query.
          So is it the status showing please ?
          and will this reset the timeline of 10 days to be started again from today ?

          Just trying to time the closure date and stuff.

          Thanks

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Hi. I'm pleased to confirm that following the solicitor's response, the case was completed this morning (2 March). Notification of this will have gone out to the solicitors acting.

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            Comment by kk posted on

            Wow.. thats a quick turnaround.. Thanks a lot for the update and all support.

  63. Comment by Dez Kirkman posted on

    Hi, I was wondering if you could let me know if your have received an application for first registration for 1 Eastbourne Gardens, Trowbridge, Wiltshrie, BA14 7HR. It is currently holding us up with the purchase and our mortgage offer expires in a few weeks time! If it is on your system - Could you tell me if it has been expidited? Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dez- nothing received as yet

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        Comment by Dez Kirkman posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thanks for the reply. I've been told it was submitted Thursday / Friday last week - Is anything on your system yet?

        Thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Dez - not as yet but there is usually a gap between their submitting and it appearing in the system here. They'll be notified of the title number/case reference when received. The lodging conveyancer can then keep you updated re progress

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            Comment by Dez Kirkman posted on

            Hi Adam,
            The sellers solicitor confirmed that the application was sent Friday last week but cant tell me if it has been expidited. Is this showing on your system yet and do you know if it has been expidited? Our mortgage offer runs out in a matter of weeks so I'm deprate to find out whats happening with it. Thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Dez - if they have lodged it then they should be able to give you the title number, case reference and confirmation re expedition or not. What did they advise?
            Looking at the limited information I can access I can confirm that we have received a first registration on 9th March and it has been expedited.
            You'll need to rely on the conveyancer to keep you updated re progress as they will be the first to know when it has been completed or if anything else is required

  64. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hello

    We are in the final stage of selling our freehold MAN352115 (and lease GM111492). The buyers solicitor is questioning the rentcharge and has requested a deed of variation to remove 1925 law of property rights to satisfy the buyers lender. Our sale fell through in December 19 and the property sold again at the start of January. Apart from this enquiry, the chain should be able to complete so it is very urgent.

    I have spoken to the rentcharge owner and they are not keen on a variation believing that it will be very expensive - instead they have offered to sell the rentcharge for £250 plus £240 legal fees and can produce the paperwork in a few days - I'm not sure but it might be a deed of release (I need to check with them). I am concerned that the Land Registry may not be satisfied with the documents and not remove the rentcharge from the register if I go ahead with the transaction.

    Is it a case of having evidence that they are the rentcharge owner and if so what should I request as part of the transaction e.g. copy of the rentcharge deed (or is a copy available at the Land Registry charges register please)?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Paul

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - they will need to produce evidence to show that they are the rentcharge owner. We are aware of the rentcharge created in the 1923 Conveyance so they will have to show how they have acquired it and are this able to now sell/release it. A copy of the rentcharge deed and register would not be sufficient as I assume the owner now is not the same as the named company. I'd recommend you seek legal advice as to what is sufficient to confirm their ownership and ability to sell/release the rentcharge now

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  65. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thanks for your reply. I have solicitors for the sale of our house and will pass it over to them but before I do I would like to get my facts straight so I know what to ask for from the rentcharge owner to agree the purchase of the rentcharge and whether I should pay the £490 up front.

    Looking at some old correspondence that we received when we bought the house, in 1992 the rentcharge was being paid to The Trustees for N.O. Gartside (possibly a director of Wingfield Park Est Co). In approx 1994, the current rentcharge owner acquired the rentcharge. Would the purchase in 1994 be sufficient proof of ownership and would I need to ask for this purchase deed as part of the transaction or would a copy be sufficient for Land Registry? Or do we need documents all the way back to 1923?

    Also, if it is a sale (and not a deed of release) does it need to be sold to the current title holders (myself and my wife) to merge with the title so that we can apply for the rentcharge to be extinguished? Which way is easier - release or sale please or does it not matter?

    Sorry for all the questions

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - we would need evidence of a good root of title re the rentcharge so going back at least 15 years from the date/deed on which the current owner purchased it. The requirements would be the same re that root of title as if you were trying to prove title to an unregistered property
      If you acquire the rentcharge then you can apply to cancel it on merger by producing the root of title and new deed whereby you bought it. A deed of release releases the rentcharge to the owner. I don;t think one is easier than the other as same requirements by and large but I'm sure your solicitor can advise which is easier from a conveyancing perspective

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        Comment by Paul posted on

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        Comment by Paul posted on

        Hi Adam

        I've just spoken to the rentcharge owner and he acquired a number of rentcharges in December 1993 including the one on our property. The prior deeds proving root of title may refer to multiple rentcharges or he may simply not want to part with the originals. In either case, would copies certified by his solicitor be acceptable if lodged by my solicitor or would he need to forward the originals to my solicitor(I doubt that is an option)?

        Kind regards

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Paul - certified copies are generally acceptable

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            Comment by Paul posted on

            Thanks again Adam,

            My solicitor has advised for me to agree a sum for the redemption and receive a confirmation from the rentcharge owner which should be forwarded to the buyers solicitors for them to register on completion. Should I request root of title copies certified by the buyers solicitors even though they are not the solicitors ultimately filing the redemption?
            He has offered to sell the rentcharge to me as mentioned - if this is the only option he will offer, does this mean that I then produce a deed of redemption for the buyers?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Paul - we can't advise you on how you redeem the rentcharge or prove title to it above and beyond what I have already shared. You need to rely on your legal advice here

  66. Comment by Simon posted on

    Hi could you update on a application for
    10a high street ST7 4RL please?
    Deed Variation for solar panels with ashade greener . As our mortage offer expires soon were worried and we were told it normally takes 2-5days for this type of application to complete. Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Simon - the application was received on the 9th March. 2-5 days is too short a timescale but it should be considered in the next few working days. The lodging conveyancer/firm can track it's progress online for you and confirm when completed or if any issues are raised with them

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        Comment by Simon posted on

        Thank you for your reply its much appreciated. Is there any further update on the matter ? Thank you

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Simon - No. Still waiting to be processed

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            Comment by Simon posted on

            Thank you for replying ive only just been notified.
            Is there still no update yet im starting to feel its not going to happen ?
            Thank you Adam

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - not as yet I'm afraid. No reason to expect it to not happen but as I am sure you will appreciate other factors are now impacting on our workload and ability to process some applications within the previous advertised timescales. We will start on it asap (SF170338)

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            Comment by Simon posted on

            Thank you for the update Adam yes its a stressful time for everyone without worrying about our home falling through as I mentioned before the mortage offer expires soon and with all this going on now it’s getting depressing.
            Thank you For your help

  67. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hello again

    I am about to offer to pay for a Deed of Release for the rentcharge on MAN352115 from the rentcharge owner as it appears to be the only way that we can sell our house without losing the sale.

    I just need to clarify that certified copies of root of title signed by the rentcharge owners solicitors and filed by the buyer solicitors when they redeem the charge are sufficient? I have asked my solicitor but she is not sure.

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      Comment by Paul posted on

      The rentcharge owner purchased the rentcharge in 1993. I have found this definition of good root of title on the web :

      The good root document – which is the document which shows that the seller is the current legal title owner and must be at least 15 years old at the date of the contract.

      So is the conveyance in 1993 sufficient please (and can it be a certified copy from their solicitor as my last question)?

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Paul - a root of title starts with how the current owner purchased it and goes back at least 15 years form there. We won;t confirm what is acceptable ahead of an application as it is for you/your conveyancer to confirm who now owns it and to satisfy yourselves as to the root of ownership. We will only consider it once an application is submitted.

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          Comment by Paul Mullineux-Jones posted on

          Thanks Adam

          I have gone ahead and offered to pay for the release - fingers crossed that it is produced as it is the only enquiry left on our chain.

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  68. Comment by Vicky posted on

    Good Afternoon, please could somebody advise regarding an application to register the strip of land between CYM45321 and CYM108611. I understand it has been expedited - could you please advise the date it was expedited. Any idea on timescale, as after this application is sorted, the chain can complete. This information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Vicky - it was added to the system on Wednesday (prov title CYM798812). It has been expedited yesterday. It will be considered within the next 9 working days. As it involves a statutory declaration I assume it is to claim ownership of the land and if so then there are likely to be three key stages. The first is the initial consideration of that declaration. If that is in order a site visit/Survey is often required (2 weeks) and if that is in order wider checks (3 weeks) have to be completed.
      Expedition hastens the application between stages. It does not cause the survey or wider checks to be done immediately so these can take the timescales in brackets.

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        Comment by Vicky posted on

        Thank you for the quick reply, it is appreciated.

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        Comment by Vicky posted on

        Good Afternoon, Seller's have advised today that application CYM798812 cannot proceed any further at this time as HM Land Registry are suspending services due to COVID-19. Can you give me any more information on this or when services may resume (I know this is very difficult). We are very unsure now as to what will happen if the transaction cannot progress. Thank you and regards.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Vicky - I am not aware that we have suspended any services although as you already appreciate there will be an impact on them. Can you go back to whoever provided that information and ask them to confirm and to clarify exactly who they contacted/spoke to and what the response was please?
          If you prefer please email us at customer.support@landregistry.gov.uk and refer to this blog article and your comment. We can then investigate further and hopefully reassure you.

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            Comment by Vicky posted on

            Hi Adam, this has come from our Seller's Solicitors. I just called our solicitor and to give you more information, the application is apparently at the survey stage, however the company HM Land Registry uses has suspended its services so no surveys are currently being done. Is this correct? Is there anything that can be done? Thanks again for the speedy responses, fantastic service.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Vicky - many thanks and understood. We use Ordnance Survey to carry out site visits/surveys. I will enquire further but can confirm that we have not suspended our services

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        Comment by Vicky posted on

        Good Afternoon, hope you are all safe and well. With the country now in lockdown, I'm just trying to figure out where we stand with this application. I'm assuming Surveys will be deemed non-essential and therefore this application will not progress until the lockdown is lifted. Could you please confirm if this is correct, so regarding timescales for possessory title to be granted it could now be lockdown time + 2 weeks (survey completion) + 3 weeks (extra checks)? Many thanks for any response.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Vicky - site visits/surveys are completed by Ordnance Survey. As you suggest it seems likely that they will be deemed non-essential. We are waiting for OS to confirm. In the meantime and based solely on a worse case scenario it will now be case of waiting until the lockdown is relaxed before we can proceed further

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            Comment by Vicky posted on

            Good Morning, is there any update on the situation with Ordnance Survey please with regards to the application for the property we are buying (CYM798812). Have read the government advice on home moving which has given me hope that urgent surveys can still be carried out (following all necessary precautions of course). Sorry to keep messaging, just feeling very desperate as all over the news is that the situation could last 6 months whereby our mortgage offer, insurance, searches etc would expire. Thank you.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Vicky - OS have suspended carrying out surveys as I understand it so our hands are now tied until they are able to carry out that work fir us.
            I’d suggest speaking to your conveyancer/lender and others to see what flexibility there is in their requirements with the COVID-19 impact set to cint8nue as you suggest
            https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak#contents

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            Comment by Vicky posted on

            Good Afternoon Adam, if I could find one, would I be able to pay for a different qualified firm to carry the work out? There are several such companies I can find just Googling around. Many thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Vicky - I’m afraid not as we rely solely on OS to carry out such surveys as it is their base data we also use for our mapping etc.

  69. Comment by M Clarke posted on

    Hi, Is there any chance that someone could advise me on the progress of an application that has been expedited, the property was inspected by O/S on the 9th March. The temp No is NT555354. We are awaiting a decision to enable our house sale to proceed. Thanks

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  70. Comment by M Clarke posted on

    Fantastic news, thank you for the speedy reply, excellent service.

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  71. Comment by Zulfa Chowdhury posted on

    I'd like to know when I can expect a transfer of ownership for a property to be complete. The paperwork was sent by my solicitor October/November 2019 and I am waiting for the deeds to be sent through before I can purchase a property with my husband.
    The property title is TY377156.

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zulfa - we don't have an application pending against that title I'm afraid. I'd suggest you contact the conveyancer making it to ask them to confirm title number/case reference and date of submission

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  72. Comment by Zulfa Ahmed posted on

    Hi I have been told that Land Registry acknowledged receipt of the application on 15th January 2020.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zulfa - understood but what's the title number and case reference if that is the case?

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  73. Comment by Jerry dover posted on

    My solicitor said she put an application in to take off a restriction to sell my late fathers home , when i called the land registry they said no new application has been made. I spoke to my solicitor again and she said they have another way to send applications through a different portal.Land registry said there is no such thing, am i right to start panicking and is my solicitor giving me false information?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jerry - the portal is an e-channel for solicitors to use. They can also apply by post. Both still end up with us and on a single system so if we haven’t got an application, then we haven’t got one irrespective of how it was submitted.
      I wouldn’t be panicking and would simply ask them to confirm title number, our case reference and date of lodgement. They can also check and confirm whether it’s waiting to be processed or the stage reached through their portal. So no need to contact us as they have all the information you need.

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  74. Comment by Monica posted on

    Hi, I was wondering if you could let me know please if you have received an application for AP1 SGL675207. It is currently holding us up with the purchase and our mortgage offer expires soon. If it is on your system - Could you please tell me if it has been expidited? Thank you very much.

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  75. Comment by Monica posted on

    Thank you very much Adam for the reply I really appreciate it. How long does it takes to update an application? Do we need to tell the solicitor to do an expedite application?
    Thanks for your reply.

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  76. Comment by Monica posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thank you for your reply.
    How long does it takes to update an application? The only issue is that the description of the property is not correct they just want to remove the words "and garage" because there's no garage on that property.

    Thank you again for your reply.

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  77. Comment by Emma posted on

    How does one get a TR1 document signed and witnessed by two different people in the current COVID-19 situation if we are not allowed to leave our houses?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emma - if you are unable to leave your houses then you may have to wait until restrictions are relaxed.

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  78. Comment by kk posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Hope you are doing well.
    I am not sure if this is the right place for this question but it is regarding the records at HMLR. this is regarding 6, craigmore tower, gu22 7rb

    - My solicitors have asked for the coloured copy of the lease plan which is not available with the seller.
    - Now there are talks about the buying the indemnity policy .

    I assumed when the seller bought this property initial or during the first registration, the colored copy of plans must have been submitted to HMLR.

    Is it possible to check if that is the case please ? We have already bought the pack from HMLR for above flat but it seems missing from that too. So if this is available for any flats in the same property ?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      KK - we won’t have a colour copy as already confirmed. Whilst you can apply for a copy of another lease in the block that may not/is unlikely to satisfy your buyer - but worth asking them
      Responsibility for holding the original/complete copy of a lease lies with the landlord and tenant. Yes we will often have a copy on file but where we do that copy may be incomplete in some way. Fortunately the vast majority are whole but unfortunately your’s is not.
      Best bet is to follow the indemnity route, if the buyer requires that. The alternative is to see if the landlord has a better copy or an original. If not then you could ask for a new lease to be drawn up but you would be adding a lengthy delay to your sale process

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        Comment by kk posted on

        hi adam, thanks for the response.

        Actually i am the buyer and my solicitor has suggested for the indemnity for this. This is share of freehold as well. so it reduces the risk but not sure.

        I want to know if there are any concerns in future when i try to sale this with indemnity insurance attached..
        is there any concern from the hmlr or lender for anything with indemnity ?

        thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          KK - indemnity insures you so has no relevance to HMLR. Next time you sell you switch roles so things will depend in the new buyer, their lender and conveyancer as to how they view it. They could take the same view or differ but you have no way of knowing as they are in the future.
          You need to decide in the here and now whether you, your conveyancer and lender accept the indemnity as being sufficient for your combined needs

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  79. Comment by Monica posted on

    Thank you very much Adam hoping to hear a good news soon.

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  80. Comment by Dez posted on

    Hello Adam,

    Would you be able to upate me on 1 Eastbourne Gardens, BA14 7JT (Land Registry Reference: FF6E3E3). A requisition was raised on the 16th March and the sellers solicitors replied to the outstanding points on the 17th March however the The Land Registry portal states that the Application progress is Delayed? The application was approved to be expidited as our mortgage offer runs out in the matter of days! Do you have any idea what timescale we are now looking at - I understand that the current COVID-19 situation could cause further delays, Any update would be appreciated!

    Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dee - in order to try and do anything I’ll need the title number and our case reference please?

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        Comment by Dez posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Title Number: WT451555
        Case Reference: FF6E3E3
        Customer Reference: ALW/PGB/FOX048/001
        Property: 1, Eastbourne Gardens, Trowbridge, BA14 7HR

        Thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Dez - I will enquire and post again when I have more to add

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            Comment by Dez Kirkman posted on

            Thanks Adam. Appreciate it.

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            Comment by Dez Kirkman posted on

            Hello Adam,

            How are you getting on with this - Any update?

            Thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Dez - not as yet. It is expedited but as it’s a First Registration it poses extra difficulties as submitted in paper format. Access to it can be restricted as a result during lockdown. I will flag again to see if I can get anything further but our people are under a variety of pressure at present so please do continue to bear with us - thank you

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            Comment by Dez posted on

            Hi Adam, Sorry to chase again and I completley understand the pressure at the moment, but any news on this? Thanks. Dez.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Dez - it is progressing but very slowly. It seems we have contacted the conveyancer (today) for more details. You’ll need to follow that up with them to confirm as appropriate

  81. Comment by Monica posted on

    Hi Adam

    Please I just want to know if there's any update in this case SGL675207.

    Thank you very much.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Monica - nothing to update. Did your conveyancer submit a request to expedite along with evidence to confirm the urgency?

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  82. Comment by C McKittrick posted on

    How can I check what stage my expedite is please? (I am the buyer of a shared ownership new build and gone into a private rented Property)

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      CM cKittrick - if it’s expedited then it will be processed ASAP. Your conveyancer can check and confirm progress online inc if anything is holding it up e.g more information needed.
      I should stress that all applications to update/create a register are disrupted at the moment. All are waiting longer than usual to be processed. However expedition puts you at the head of the Q along with other expedites.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services

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        Comment by C Mckittrick posted on

        Thankyou for your response as with it being a shared ownership it has a complicated contract to be compiled thereafter (ie more time I am told!). I do understand the hard work, the reduced workforces everywhere are making and it is appreciated.

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  83. Comment by Teri West posted on

    Hi, could you please look into an application for 217 Newton road, Lowton, WA3 2BG. We are aware that it has been expedited but unable to find out when it was expedited and the likely timeframe.

    Many thanks,
    Teri

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Teri - what’s the title number and case reference please?

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        Comment by Teri West posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Title number is MAN264766

        Reference is MD1265T (I think?)

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Teri - many thanks but we’ve not had an application against that title for over a year. And the reference is unrecognised. Can you check and confirm with the conveyancer please?

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  84. Comment by Teri West posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Apologies. Here are the correct details:

    Title number MAN360133

    Reference number DC57EC5

    Could you tell us when this was expedited please and the likely timeframe? We're currently very concerned that we are going to lose our next property which is a new build and are awaiting this in order for our property sale to go through.

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Teri - it was added to the systems on 15th. It’s not expedited as yet so if they asked on submission ir later then that’s not happened yet but due to the current crisis that can happen.
      I’ll flag with colleagues but I’d suggest confirming with conveyancer that they have asked and provided urgency.
      I should stress that first registrations are the most disrupted type of application at present as they are paper/office based. So whilst expedition helps it doesn’t mean it can be completed immediately or in days. So you are likely to still bear with us but we will process it ASAP

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        Comment by Teri West posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Our solicitor has said that there is an issue regarding the application but won't shed any light on the issue. Is this something you're able to look into and what the likely timeframe for the issue would be? (I completely appreciate its unusual times for everyone). As stated we're at risk of losing the property we're looking to purchase because of this issue with land registry and the new build solicitors are pushing us for an exchange date however without information we can't give them anything, which makes it look like we're not being very helpful. Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Teri - I’m afraid not as all I can see is that we’ve asked for more from solicitors. You’ll need to press them for details. Sorry

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            Comment by Teri West posted on

            Thanks adam, I did think this would be the case. Once they have got the information asked for does it then go to the bottom of the pile or does it get picked up fairly quickly?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Teri - picked up fairly quickly

  85. Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

    Can you look into the application for 11 North Mead, Chichester, PO19 6EG.

    We have been waiting almost 5 weeks due to an error on the land registry. The only detail I have is the title number: WSX179592.

    Please can you also confirm if the application has been expedited.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - there are several applications against that title. None are expedited so if the conveyancer has lodged an application then get them to check case ref and confirm they’ve requested expedition and lodged documents to confirm urgency

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        Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

        That's great, thank you. What is the ETA once an application has been expedited?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Daniel - ASAP. We can’t be definitive at such times but it will hopefully be considered in the next 2 weeks

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            Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

            Hello

            The solicitors have said they expedited this on Tuesday 28th, can you confirm this has happened? Many thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Daniel - did you get the specific references from your solicitor? New title number and case reference please?
            There are still several applications pending against the title you quoted so if they’ve expedited one I need the specifics to check if progress has been made

  86. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Hi we are currently in the process of buying a house , the lease is with the land registry and should (as we were told by the vendors estate agents )have been completed by the end of March , with covid putting a halt to everything we were told that it would take longer which is fair enough , however our lease on the rented property we live in at the moment is due to end May 27 th and we have no idea where the lease process is up to we have conflicting information from the estate agents , solicitors and generally any body involved in the sale . We won’t have any where to live and nobody will take us in at the moment as I am a nurse and I am working with covid 24-7 it feels like . Please can you help me to see where I could possibly get some information as to where our lease is up to ? Our mortgage offer with expire in August and withy the current sistation we are worried that the markets will change and we may not get another mortgage offer many thanks jessica .

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  87. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Fab thanks Adam can you tell how far in to the process the lease is ? It’s holding our move up as I mentioned in my previous message , do you have a time frame without expedition ?I think the solicitor will hopefully be applying To expedite soonMany thanks , jessica x

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  88. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Many thanks Adam , I can’t tell you how helpful your answer have been and how prompt your responses are !! We have been asking since January to try and get some answer about this lease and in two days you’ve helped us more than anybody many many thanks and also THankyou for working in these strange times you are very much appreciated !! Keep well ! I’m sure I’ll be in touch to see if you update me in a few weeks , Thanks again jessica .

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - thank you but you’ll need to press them re expedition here and to resolve the request for more from them as lodging solicitor. The last point can be tricky but at this time the first point re requesting expedition should be followed through
      N/T : MAN358752. ABR: DC57960

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  89. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Yes I understood that it’s the solicitors that need to do the expediting , I was just hoping to contact in the future to see if it’s been done many thanks again for your help .

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  90. Comment by Daniel posted on

    Hi
    Is there any way I can see if my merging of deeds has definitely been requested for expedition by the solicitors? I am in the process of buying a property and the mortgage offer is expiring end of May due to the solicitors taking too long, they have asked for a merge of deeds and have now supposedly asked for it to be expedited due to the time scale we are working with but I am wondering if there’s any way of me finding out if it’s definitely been requested
    By the looks of these comments a lot of time it’s not even been requested.

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - what’s the title number and case reference please? If you don’t have them then check with solicitor but they can also confirm expedited and any delay too

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        Comment by Daniel posted on

        Hi Adam

        Thank you for the speedy reply

        I have been waiting on my solicitor and I have been told the title number is
        GM320057
        She hasn’t told me a case reference though?
        She mentioned the sellers solicitors have emailed to request an expedition due to my mortgage offer expiring but I do want to try and confirm this?

        Thank you

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Daniel - many thanks. The reference is I021TJR. There’s no request to expedite with it but suspect they’ve requested it via a different channel which has yet to reach the actual application.
          I’ve flagged it with colleagues so that it is considered ASAP. Hopefully it’s then all in order and can be completed. Your conveyancer should be able to keep you updated

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            Comment by Daniel posted on

            Which channels can they go through in which it hasn’t yet reached the application?

            Thank you for flagging it Adam I have been very worried it wouldn’t get done so this is much appreciated.
            Is there any chance you can tell me when the initial merging request was put in?
            I was told it was requested almost 2 weeks ago and also how long does a merging usually take on average?

            Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Daniel - the application was submitted on the 1st April via their online portal. Any request for expedition should be made through the same channel. If they emailed us instead then that will take time to reach the application and the Covid 19 impact will have delayed that email channel further.

  91. Comment by Daniel posted on

    Thank you for the information Adam
    Yes I had a feeling that would have a big impact.

    You have been a massive help it’s much appreciated.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - it’s been registered now

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        Comment by Daniel posted on

        Hi Adam
        Is this registered as a request for expedition or it’s now been registered as in the deeds have been merged?

        Thank you

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Daniel - the application was expedited. It’s now been completed so I’d suggest speaking to the conveyancer to clarify/confirm next steps.

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            Comment by Daniel posted on

            That’s great news

            Thank you for the follow up reply
            I will get onto my conveyancer to give them the push.

            Thank you

  92. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Hi Adam please could you tell me if MAN358752 has been expedited many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - it has and we’ve been in touch with solicitor again for more details

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  93. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Ok do you think this wIll be finished by the end of May? Many thanks Adam !

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - if we get what’s needed then it should be good to quickly. Key will be whether anything else is needed from a process perspective.

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  94. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Ok many thanks Adam this blog am has been the most useful thing to us in our mortgage process so far ! Thanks again !

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  95. Comment by Hannah Foster posted on

    Hello, we are currently in the process of purchasing. 31 Beechwood Ave, Mirfield, WF14 9LG. The title number is YY136725. The sellers solicitor requested the house be registered on 24th Feb and be expedited due to sale. We understand it is yet to be signed off, please could you give an update when it is likely to signed off as we are living in difficult circumstances.

    Kind Regards

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - there have been delays but hopefully it can be completed shortly. I’ll post as soon as I know more

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  96. Comment by Jessica posted on

    MAN358752 Hi Adam could you tell me if there has been any movement with this lease ? Has the information required been sent over ? I’m struggling to get any in contact with either solicitor many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - looks like we contacted them again in the 1st May

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  97. Comment by Hannah posted on

    Thank you so much. We are so grateful for your quick response.

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  98. Comment by Jessica posted on

    Thanks Adam so frustrating being patient many thanks again

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  99. Comment by Mike posted on

    Hello.
    My two sisters and I inherited our parents house about 3 years ago. The next door neighbour bought the bottom of the garden in 1984 but didn't move the fence or register the boundary and our solicitors have just finished sorting this out. The title number is BK102695, his is ON89253. I think this also includes a request to be allowed to move the same neighbours services, which run down the side of the garden.
    Our solicitor tells us it will take over 9 months to register. The neighbour thinks nothing more should be done but we are unable to sell the house. It would be great if you could please see if you could help out. Thanks very much, Mike

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  100. Comment by Mike posted on

    Hi Adam
    Really prompt answer. Thanks very much.
    The neighbour's solicitor has been having a major health issue for the last year and I'm not sure he's even at work any more. We were hearing from a Locum every few weeks, if that. Would you be able to accept something from our solicitor, if I can trace her on her furlough, or is this a lost cause?
    Thanks very much again. Mike.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mike - there’s never a lost cause but the applications we have are from CANTELLI & CO so you need to press them to pursue the urgency. This may seem a daft thing to say but it’s their choice re expedition as whilst others are affected they are their applications

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        Comment by Mike posted on

        Hi Adam.
        Thanks very much for your time to deal with my query. I'm sure you have better things to do. I'll ask my solicitor to try to get whoever is at Cantelli to fill out the expedition form and try to speed things up. Not that hopeful though. Thanks again for your help. Mike

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Mike - thank you. There’s no form as they can apply online - hopefully they’ll be proactive for you. Good luck

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  101. Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I have more details now.

    Title number is WSX399857

    HM land registry reference is K194KKR

    Many thanks

    Daniel

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - many thanks. That was lodged yesterday so have they asked for it to be expedited?

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        Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

        Thank you for your quick response.

        It is all a bit confusing... we were informed that the request to land registry was made about 7-8 weeks ago... with this reference number: WSX179592.

        We were then told that this had been expedited last week on the 28th April. Yet when they e-mailed me today, I've been given WSX399857 and K194KKR.

        So, have they never put through the actual request to land registry?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Daniel - there are a number of applications against the earlier title you posted. None of them submitted by the same conveyancer. However I have very limited access to the specific details so I’d be loathe to say Y/N re timing of actual request.
          I’ll ask a colleague to take a look to see if they’ve requested expedition as if they haven’t then there’s going to be a lengthy delay

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            Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

            Hi Adam

            Did you manage to get a reply? I spoke to the solicitor who said she put through the application 7/8 weeks ago but she is now saying it cannot be found on the portal. 11 North Mead PO19 6EG

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Daniel - the details you have are correct and the application was lodged on 5th May by Sharratts. Colleagues can’t match anything previously on the other title so best to ask conveyancer to confirm for you. I’ve had it expedited

  102. Comment by Matthew posted on

    Hi, I am just wondering roughly how long it is taking to register a deed of variation for solar panels that we are currently purchasing number 71 LE13 1EZ. We were told by the selling solicitor it would be registered imminently But we have since been asked if we can accept an undertaking to deal with this after completion. Which makes us wonder how long it will take. As we’d rather have it all sorted before completion. We are only a 2 person chain and this is the only thing holding us up at the very top of the chain. We’ve been advised a expedite has been applied for but no decision yet. Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matthew - if you e agreed to buy and they e provided that evidence with the request then it should be expedited. If it is then it will be considered ASAP. Your own conveyancer should be able to check/confirm online for you in a few days

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  103. Comment by Matthew posted on

    Thank you very much for the quick reply Adam. This puts our mind at ease a bit.

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  104. Comment by Jessica posted on

    MAN358752 Hi Adam is there any more news on this lease ? Many thanks jessica

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - we are still in communication with the lodging solicitor waiting for more details

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  105. Comment by Nikki posted on

    Hello, Please is it only solicitors that can ask for a case to be expedited? My husband and I bought a house in 2018. The title number is HD135567. He passed away recently which coincided with when our fixed mortgage offer was coming to an end. I tried to remortgage with the same bank but to my dismay found out that the original solicitor we used set it up as tenants in common. My husband and I didn't spot this, so now the bank is saying that they need proof that the title has been updated and probate before they can remove his name and allow me to remortgage. The current variable rate is causing me financial difficulty. the form to update the title seemed easy enough to do so i completed it on my own and sent it back with death certificate which you have acknowledged receipt of. I'm just struggling to pay the increased amount at the moment and will benefit from it being expedited but can't see how I can do it. If not, will it be quicker to pay a solicitor and lodge another change then ask them to expedite? Thank you so much for all your help here

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  106. Comment by Nikki posted on

    Thank you so much Adam, I've been doing some more reading and i'm now confused. I sent in a DJP form with death certificate, should it have been RX3 instead and I did not complete ST5 form. Is that needed?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nikki - I’m very sorry as I should have acknowledged your recent loss and I’m sorry to read that.
      The tenants in common (TIC) aspect can be confusing but you appear to have worked it out correctly. If you have sent a form DJP then that will update the register re your legal ownership and remove your deceased husband’s name.
      However it won’t deal with the form A restriction which the solicitor applied for when you were registered and which many associate with the TIC aspect you refer to. In order to cancel that you will indeed need a form RX3 and ST5.
      The alternative to the ST5 would be a certificate from a conveyancer confirming the same details but I assume at this stage you are not using a conveyancer but will do for the remortgage.
      The RX3 and ST5 requirements are set out on our PG 6 section 7
      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/devolution-on-the-death-of-a-registered-proprietor
      If you would like me to put your pending application on hold to await your forms RX3 and ST5 then please let me know ASAP

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        Comment by Nikki posted on

        Thank you so much for your quick response. Yes can you please put the pending application on hold. I was applying for remortgage with the same bank to move to a better deal so was told I didn't need a conveyancer as it's classed as a product transfer.

        I will complete rx3 and st5 and put it in the post this morning, please finally how can I ask for it to be expedited? I have wasted time, I didn't have trying to save money by doing it myself instead of paying a solicitor and so annoyed with myself.

        It's neither here nor there but still have no idea why solicitor would have registered it as tenants in common without a conversation and rely on us to spot it in paperwork.

        Thank you so much for all your help.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Nikki - I’ve already flagged it so just include a note explaining how you need to remortgage urgently for financial reasons

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        Comment by Nikki posted on

        Sorry Adam, I also wanted to add that I've just dug out the letter from the bank and it says and I quote ''...If you are entitled to ......'s share of the property and wish to change the name on the mortgage, we will need confirmation that the title deeds have been updated at the Land Registry and grant of probate and written confirmation from the executors (in this case, its me) that you are entitled to .........'s share of the property.

        So not sure if just the DJP will update the title deeds. I will call the bank for confirmation. I have put the Rx3 and ST5 in the post just now so my question is whether its possible for the pending application to be expedited and then if it's not adequate for the bank, ask for the RX3 to be expedited too. I'm honestly just looking for the quickest possible way. I appreciate most will have a sob story but paying nursery fees for twins (classed as key worker so still sending them in) plus increase in mortgage payment is crippling me.

        Thank you again for all your help.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Nikki - the DJP and death certificate are sufficient to update the register. You don’t need probate for that but check with lender as to their needs

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            Comment by Nikki posted on

            Thanks Adam, the bank has confirmed that they just need the register updated and not the Form A restriction removed so once I hear back from land registry, I should be able to proceed, then i guess the restriction can be removed at a slower pace.

            I 'm not asking for a specific timeframe but am i likely to hear back by the end of the month at the latest?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nikki - many thanks. I had put the application on hold but will let it go now and it should b3 done this week.

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            Comment by Nikki posted on

            Hi Adam, Please will you be able to check if the title has been updated thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nikki - HD135567 has been updated and the application completed. That should have gone out yesterday

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            Comment by nikki posted on

            Thanks Adam, still not here, hopefully it will arrive on Tuesday. Kind Regards

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            Comment by Nikki posted on

            Hi Adam,
            Sorry to trouble you, please can you confirm if its definitely gone out as I still haven't received it.

            regards

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nikki - the application was completed on the 18th and the register updated. That register is available online.
            The letter confirming the update plus a copy of the register will have been issued by 2nd class post. If that hasn’t arrived at your Borehamwood address then it may be still in transit or lost in the post. If you want it reissued then you’d need to use our contact form https://help.landregistry.gov.uk/app/contactus_general to enquire, advise and request it. I should stress that you don’t need it to now move things forward but I do appreciate why you would want it for completeness

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            Comment by Nikki posted on

            Thank you so much Adam, it did't occur to me to check the register online. I've just downloaded a copy online. You've been very helpful thank you once again, most appreciated.

  107. Comment by Matthew posted on

    Hi again. Our solicitor is struggling to get an answer back from the selling solicitor regarding weather his request for the deed of variation to be expedited has been accepted? Is this something you could look into? I’m afraid I don’t have the title number but the address is 71 Grange Drive, LE13 1NJ. We have to move at the end of the month and if this can’t be processed in time we will need to pull out of transactions and look at other options.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matthew - we have an application submitted on 7 April but there’s no request to expedite or documentary evidence with it at present. I’d suggest speaking to your conveyancer and asking them to take that up with the seller. They’ll need to make the request and submit the evidence

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        Comment by Matthew posted on

        Hi, is there anything you can tell me about how this application is progressing? Our sellers solicitor is refusing to ask for it to be expedited as he says there isn’t grounds for it to be expedited. So all parties are just waiting we are only a chain of 3. we haven’t exchanged contracts yet but our buyer is likely to pull out in the coming days and force us to pull out of our purchase unless we can get a rough idea of when things can proceed.

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  108. Comment by Matthew posted on

    Thanks Adam, I will go back and try and get some answers, I was told last time the sellers solicitor had expedited it so hopefully I get some honest answers back this time.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matthew - if they have then ask them for channel used and case reference please?

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  109. Comment by Matthew posted on

    I’ve just realised I put the wrong postcode in, the correct one is 71 Grange Drive LE13 1EZ. If that makes any difference?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matthew - thanks but no as I realised and found the correct one

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  110. Comment by Matthew posted on

    Ok, I will ask for these details. Thanks for your help.

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  111. Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

    Hi Adam, any update?

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      Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

      Sorry, I thought it linked to my previous post! WSX399857 and K194KKR.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - the amendment to WSX399857 was completed today

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  112. Comment by Ruth Edwards posted on

    Please can you give me an update on my request that has been expedited?
    Application Reference:- S075FKR
    Title No:- CYM523119

    Many thanks

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  113. Comment by Matthew posted on

    We have finally had an answer from the sellers solicitor, they have confirmed they haven’t asked for it to be expedited and have also left it in the hands of a shade greener to register so they now have to push them to ask for it to be expedited. Thanks for your help Adam without your answers everyone would of just been sat here waiting!

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  114. Comment by Jess posted on

    Hi Adam , sorry to ask again , is there any update with this lease yet ? Many thanks x
    MAN358752

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  115. Comment by Melanie posted on

    Hi, we have a property in our chain that is unregistered and delaying a chain that’s ready to exchange. It has been expedited a week ago, how long will it take to be managed now (Was submitted before lockdown)? It has title deeds already. High Wycombe, bucks but I don’t have the full address. Thanks for your guidance it helps as we are trying to plan our move... Melanie

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Melanie - if it’s been expedited then it will be considered ASAP. First registrations involve actual paper deeds and as such that plus the closure of our offices makes processing them extremely tricky and as such will inevitably lead to delays. We are managing to process the majority but it’s not a quick thing. You will have to bear with us I’m afraid

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        Comment by Melanie R posted on

        Is there any estimate timeline that can be given on a expedited new registration? Is it day/weeks or months? My solicitor is scaring me saying it could be months! We are living amongst boxes with kids so it’s freaking me out. Thanks for your reply... mel

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Melanie - expedition reduces the wait time between stages so once expedited it will normally b3 considered within a few days. If it’s all in order and no wider checks are needed then it’s completed there and then.

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  116. Comment by Melanie R posted on

    Hi Adam, Really appreciate your help here! I will let you know if I have further queries.
    All the best Mel

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  117. Comment by Jessica posted on

    MAN358752 Morning Adam any update on this lease yet many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - I’m afraid not. It still looks as if we are waiting for the conveyancer to provide additional details

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  118. Comment by Jess posted on

    Ok no probs I think I’ll just have to hold out 😞 thanks Adam

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  119. Comment by Steve posted on

    Hi, Please could I have an update on the progress of the following house registration which seems to be taking a while to be registered, ref:MP1/MP2/Brio/382/003. The owner is selling the property and is in a chain with us, most parties are ready but her sale is being held up due to the property not being registered. Any progress update would be much appreciated. Regards, Steve.

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  120. Comment by steve posted on

    Thanks Adam, I will try and find the correct reference as this was the one that the owner gave to me.Thanks.

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  121. Comment by Kirstie posted on

    Hi
    I was wondering if you could help.
    We are buying the lease on our current property (CH41 0BJ) as we are selling. Our mortgage offer expires on 31st July. We have explained this to the solicitor and he’s asked for proof which we have sent. He has told us he has put the paperwork in but I was wondering if it had been expedited? I have asked him but he didn’t give an answer. He said if it wasn’t back in 2 weeks he would chase it up. Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kirstie - sounds right so please rely on your solicitor here. Just make sure they e requested expedition using their portal/Application enquiry and submitted documentary evidence.

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        Comment by Kirstie posted on

        Thanks Adam. I wasn’t sure as he hadn’t answered when I asked. I will wait for him to chase it up after 2 weeks if needed. I appreciate your reply.

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