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

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

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

What is Application Enquiry?

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

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

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

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

Why use our Application Enquiry option

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

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

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

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

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

How to make an Application Enquiry

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

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

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

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  1. Comment by AMc posted on

    Hi,

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

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

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  2. Comment by RC posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  3. Comment by david forrester posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  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 Steven Leach posted on

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

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

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

    thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  6. Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

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

    Thank you,

    Cassie Davis

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

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

        Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  7. Comment by Kirstin D'Cruze posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  8. Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

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

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

    Kind regards

    Kate Fleming

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

        Hi there,

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

        Thank you

        Kate Fleming

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  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 AdamH posted on

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

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  11. Comment by Ali posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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        Comment by Ali posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  12. Comment by Wendy posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  13. Comment by Ash posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hi AdamH,

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  14. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Comment by Ash posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Ash posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hello,

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  18. Comment by Katie posted on

    Hi, I was advised on the 22nd May by my vendors solicitor that the application for number 19 Wayland Road, MK40 4GQ had been expedited and would take up to 10 working days from that date. Today is 10 working days, could you please advise on where the application is at? thankyou

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      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.

  19. Comment by ianflowers posted on

    Sahil - there is still one outstanding point and we notified the solicitors of this on 12 June. To date, we have not received any further communications from them.

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  20. Comment by Natasha posted on

    Hi,
    Just checking you have received the paperwork for 7 School Lane Irchester
    NN297AZ The solicitors send it off on the 20th June - we need to move fast as we are in a chain and it is effecting the sale and purchase
    Many Thanks
    Tasha

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      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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  21. 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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  22. Comment by Ash posted on

    Hello,

    Forgive me for posting on here as I have posted on the MSE Land Registry forum as well but I just need some insight as our solicitor is telling us nothing.

    We're having a nightmare trying to purchase our new home. We have had to wait for the Freehold to be registered and just when we were ready to complete we discovered part of the garden was missing off the title plan. They are now claiming for adverse possession however their original application was rejected and our seller's solicitor has admitted that they messed it up. They have since re-submitted their application for the title plan DU67189 on 2nd July.

    We have 4 weeks left to port our mortgage over and I have a feeling this deadline is going to be missed? We're going to lose over £4K and we're currently without a home, living with family and we're desperate to get this sorted ASAP.

    If you could give me any indication on anything at all, that would be amazing, thank you.

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hello. I am sorry to hear of the difficulties. We received the re-submitted application on 4 July. The solicitors acting have not requested that this be prioritised, but given the circumstances you have outlined, I have arranged for this to be marked as a priority / expedited today so that it will proceed through each stage as quickly as possible. I should manage your expectations though regarding the timescale for completion, as this is one of the more complex applications we process involving a number of stages which cannot be circumvented and the consideration of senior staff. It may require an onsite inspection and also we may need to service notice on parties who may have an interest and allow a period of time for them to reply. We may also need to raised queries with the solicitors acting. So I regret we are unable to give any assurances regarding the time for completion.

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Firstly, I would like to say a massive, massive thank you for marking this as a priority. I am absolutely appalled that this was not expedited by our sellers solicitor, especially as they're aware that this is urgent for us.

        I completely understand regarding timescales and I can only appreciate that it will move as quickly as it can. If you would not mind, if I am able to request an update in a week or so just so I can see where it's at. I appreciate we only have 4 weeks left to port the mortgage over so I will do what I can to try and extend that in the meantime.

        Thank you so much once again!

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          You're welcome. Yes, you can check with us in a week as we may have more information then.

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hello,

            I was wondering if there is an update for the adverse possession claim for title plan DU67189? I know there were requests raised on Monday and our seller's solicitor was addressing them on Tuesday. Fingers crossed some progress has made, thanks in advance.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Hello. A number of queries were raised with the solicitors acting and we received a communication from them earlier in the week requesting clarification. This is being considered by a senior officer and will be progressed as quickly as possible. I regret it's still not possible to advise on likely timescales as much will depend on whether / how the outstanding points are resolved and as mentioned previously, if the case proceeds there are still likely to be a couple of significant stages to go through. But it has the expedite status, so it will proceed as quickly as possible.

  23. Comment by Sahil posted on

    Hi Ian, I believe the lodging solicitor has now addressed the remaining point, to be reviewed for approval.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sahil - looks like they replied just after noon today. So the application will go back to the caseworker to consider that reply asap

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  24. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Yan - I'm afraid the application has been rejected and returned to the lodging solicitor. Looks like some of the information provided was incomplete/out of date

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Yan - I am responding as Adam is currently unavailable. The application reference you have quoted was cancelled on 3 July as the solicitors acting used the wrong application type when submitting the application via our electronic services. It was re-lodged on 4 July but cancelled again on the 8 July as a form submitted with the application was not complete.

      To date, the application has not been re-lodged.

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  25. Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

    We are in the process of buying 42 Hyde Heath Court Crawley RH11 9ND. The current owners signed a deed of variation in 2016 extending the lease and it appears this has not been registered at HM Land Registry. Are you able to confirm if this application to lodge the deed was raised?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kieran - no application to register the lease extension was submitted according to our records

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  26. Comment by JPO posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Thank you for your earlier response in relation to the TP1 for 59 Trinity Gardens, this is now increasingly urgent as the sale is reliant on its completion. I was wondering if you could provide any update? As far as I am aware the Vendor's solicitor had responded to the requisitions raised.

    Thank you in advance,
    JPO

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      JPO - it is still live and from the details I can access they have not replied in full as yet.

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  27. Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

    Sorry I used the wrong postcode should be RH10 3UQ...

    The sellers previous solicitors (when they bought it) used a deed to extend the lease. If this has not been registered at HMLR - how long will this process take?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kieran - no extension of that lease has been registered as yet. If it was lodged now it would be several months before we considered/registered it as we have a backlog of that type of work.
      If they have a confirmed buyer, namely you, then the lodging solicitor should provide evidence to confirm that and ask us to consider expediting the application. If we do expedite then it is usually considered within 10 working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order of course

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        Comment by Kieran posted on

        Hi - are you able to see if this deed has been submitted yet?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kieran - what deed and against what title please?

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            Comment by Kieran posted on

            Deed of variation to extend the lease against 42 Hyde Heath Court RH10 3UQ

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Kieran - many thanks but nothing as yet I'm afraid

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        Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thanks for your response. We have contacted the solicitors and they have said that the application was not submitted to the land registry? Are you able to check this for us. Title number for the property is WSX4511

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kieran - the title number quoted by my colleague was WSX411701 but you are now quoting WSX4511. There is no application against that second title number. The other title number relates to the wider freehold title and another new lease so appears to not relate to the matter you are enquiring about

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      Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

      Hello, are you able to see if application has been received to lodge a deed of variation agains 42 Hyde Heath Court RH10 3UQ

      Thanks

      Kieran McAlea

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        Comment by ianflowers posted on

        Keiran - Yes, we received an application today (27 August) which has been allocated title number WSX411701

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          Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

          That’s great news. Do you know if this application has been expedited?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Kieran - no it has not. If there is an urgency then the lodging solicitors need to contact us with documentary evidence to confirm that and a request to expedite. They should be aware of the requirements/process

  28. Comment by Ash posted on

    @ianflowers it wouldn't let me reply to your post. Thank you so much for checking the status for me. I will check back again next week, thanks!

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Sorry about that - we'll check if there's a system issue. You're welcome.

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hello @ianflowers,

        I was wondering if there is an update for the adverse possession claim for title plan DU67189? According to our sellers solicitor, their application was submitted last Friday after addressing the requests that were raised. Fingers crossed some progress has made, thanks in advance.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ash - the application has been expedited so each stage is reached asap. The application is still being processed and it looks like a survey has been requested, which is standard in such circumstances. The lodging solicitor is aware so you really should be relying on them/your own solicitor to keep you informed and to manage your expectations. Whilst we can offer some detail, as we have been doing, it is very much your legal advice you should be relying on here re timescales and progress

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hi @AdamH,

            I completely understand but in all honesty they tell us nothing and take ages to reply. If you look at my previous responses you will see that our seller's solicitor hadn't even expedited the application even though they are well aware of our situation. I have emailed our solicitor for an update as well but I can't express how grateful I am for your assistance. Just knowing things are happening is all we need so thank you for the update.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ash - understood but I am simply concerned that querying it via a blog article is not usually the best channel to use when the solicitor(s) have the means to track progress of the application.
            Such applications invariably mean that a survey/site visit is required (once requested usually done with 1-2 weeks) and wider checks depending on the result (a few more weeks). This is why your solicitor should be the one to manage your expectations as timescales are important and IF we are guiding you on those it would not be fair to the others involved as our expectations may differ from your own/others.

  29. Comment by Sahil posted on

    Hi Adam, apologies to be messaging yet again, but do you have any updates?There is some haste required on this.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sahil - unfortunately we continue to request more details from the solicitor and the last letter to them was on 11th July. Title AGL478241

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  30. Comment by Zoe posted on

    An application to remove a restriction was lodged back in May on the property I’m buying I don’t seem to be getting many answers from the other sides solicitors.
    Are you able to advise what’s happening with this application at the moment please, we are very close to pulling out of the sale
    Title number- WA608044

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zoe - I'm afraid the application was cancelled on the 12th July so you'd need to contact the solicitor involved for an update as to what is happening next. Sorry

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        Comment by Zoe posted on

        Are you able to advise why it was cancelled? We can’t get hold of the solicitors

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Zoe - we had asked them for more details but the solicitor did not supply them

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  31. Comment by Adam posted on

    Good morning,

    Please could you update me on the freehold registration for 60 Lees Hall Avenue, Sheffield, S8 9JF.

    We were told by our Solicitors that this was submitted and expedited on Tuesday 9th July.

    Many thanks,

    Adam

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Adam - there's no record of an application against the freehold title SYK178570 to transfer No 60 I'm afraid. Can you go back tot he solicitor and ask them to doublecheck and provide you with an allocated title number/reference please?. I should stress that most solicitors are able to check on progress of their applications online as well

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        Comment by Adam posted on

        Thanks, our solicitor has stated that this has now been submitted and expedited, could you please confirm whether you’ve received these requests? Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Adam - the request has been received and the application was expedited yesterday. The prov title number is SYK674662 and it will be considered asap

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            Comment by Adam posted on

            Thank you Adam. Does this mean the 10 working day period for expedition began yesterday? Or does it start from the date when the application was received?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Adam - from the date of expedition.

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            Comment by Adam posted on

            Are there any more updates on the application for the freehold title SYK178570? Has anybody started to look at this yet, and if not, any ideas on when it will be looked at? Many thanks.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Adam - The application has had some initial consideration, but we are not able to give a timescale for completion at this stage. We should be able to give a more meaningful update once the case has been considered in more detail.

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            Comment by Adam posted on

            Thanks Ian. I understand the 10 working day period expires on 20th August, is that correct? If so, can we expect an outcome by that date? It is holding up our purchase so we are keen for this to be considered ASAP.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            You're welcome. Based on approving the expedite request on 6 August, 10 working days would be 19 August but that would be to start considering the case which has already happened. Things may move quite quickly next week and we should be able to say more later next week, but we can't guarantee there'll be an outcome by then.

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        Comment by Adam posted on

        Any more updates on application SYK178570 please?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Adam - the last application pending against that title was completed today

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  32. Comment by Sahil posted on

    Adam, I have been informed the lodging solicitor will be uploading a revised lease plan this afternoon, as per the guidance and requisitions.

    There has been mention of cancelling this application from the case worker. The solicitor and I are working very hard to adhere to the guidance, and I would appreciate if you would keep this application open until we can approve the documentation.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sahil - AGL478241 was cancelled on the 16th I'm afraid. The solicitors have immediately resubmitted on the 17th (AGL482263)

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        Comment by Sahil posted on

        Adam, can I confirm that the original expedition request still stands, and this re-application will be considered as soon as possible? Or are we to wait yet another 10 working days?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sahil - I'm afraid it doesn't as in effect it's a new application. The solicitor needs to ask for expedition again and supply documentary evidence to confirm the urgency if not already done so.

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          Comment by Sahil posted on

          Adam - The solicitor has already requested this be actioned as a matter of urgency. Can I confirm this has been accepted? In all honesty, it is frustrating we have been pushed back by 10 days, considering the severity of the expedition request, accepted 30 days ago.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sahil - if they did then that would have been on the original but cancelled application. I agree it is frustrating but as the application was not in order and they were unable to remedy that at the time the 'push back' naturally follows I'm afraid. I'll flag the 'history' with the new application but it is very much for your solicitor to ensure that they submit a request to expedite with any application. The new one will not automatically be linked to any history of an older and cancelled application unless they flag it.

  33. Comment by Sadiah posted on

    Hi, we have a pending request to remove my name from the following property '57 Woodvale Avenue, Cardiff CF23 6SP and its been around 2 months and no confirmation yet. Can you please look in to that. Title number on TR1 form is CYM49657. Can you please check how long it can take or if it has already been updated.
    Kind regards

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sadiah - we don't have a pending application against that address I'm afraid. The correct title is CYM496517

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  34. Comment by Sadiah posted on

    Thank you for your reply but I have TR1 form which was sent to land registry to remove my name from that property in the start of June 2019. What should I do?

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  35. Comment by Peter posted on

    Hi.

    Please could we have an update on a Transfer of Land application Key Number 7229410, Address is linked to Colemans Farm, Toot Hill Rd, CM59QN. My mothers solicitors had told her it would take 53 days to transfer but she has not had any update and it is now well over.

    Thank you Peter

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Peter - you'll need to be more specific re the actual application as the Key No won;t help and you say the address is 'linked to' but there's nothing pending against Colemans Farm or Land adjoining it. So do you have the title number perhaps?

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        Comment by Peter posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thanks for your response. The title deed number in our transfer document is EX893548. I hope it's the right one.

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Peter - many thanks. We have an application lodged against that title dated 13 May. Unfortunately we have a backlog of this type of work and it is unlikely to be considered for some weeks yet. The 53 days quoted by the solicitor will have been an average working day timescale across all applications of this type given at the time of lodgement but as an average some will take much lomger

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  36. Comment by Peter posted on

    Hi Adam

    Is there any way this can be fast tracked. This transfer is delaying our mortgage release and we have started work on our new build already as we were told by the solicitors it will take 3 weeks and then 53 days and now you are telling us more weeks. Many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Peter - your solicitor can submit documentary evidence of the delayed mortgage release/urgency and ask us to expedite their application. If they do and we can then it would normally be considered within 10 working days

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        Comment by Peter posted on

        Thank you Adam. You have been most helpful.

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  37. Comment by Stephanie Defeo posted on

    Hi, I am currently in the process of selling my house and, my buyers have encountered an issue that required a Land Registry application to transfer a small piece of land that should have been added to their deeds when they purchased their house but was not. This seems to have been going on for months and no one seems to be able to answer how long this may take to resolve. I am concerned as the purchase of my new house if resting on this application being processed and I am now driving to a different county to take my children to school. Is there anything at all I can do to expedite this matter please as I am desperate not to lose the house that I wish to purchase. The property that has the outstanding application is 27 Nutley lane Reigate, RH2 9HP. Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Stephanie - there's an application pending (SY862824) which is transferring part of the land adjoining No 27. It was submitted on 7th June so won;t be considered for several weeks yet. The solicitor who lodged it will need to submit documentary evidence of the urgency and a request for us to consider expediting their application. If we do so then that normally means it is considered within 10 working days. Everything hinges on it being in order though.
      If it's not expedited then you are likely to be waiting until at least late Oct/early Nov at the very best before it is considered

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        Comment by Stephanie Defeo posted on

        Thank you Adam, I had been informed that it had already been expedited back in June so clearly I am being lied to by our so called buyers. I really appreciate the information as I was unable to get this from anywhere else.

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  38. Comment by Ash posted on

    Hello @ianflowers,

    I was wondering if there is an update for the adverse possession claim for title plan DU67189? According to our sellers solicitor, a site survey took place on Monday. Fingers crossed some progress has made, thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ash - nothing to update I'm afraid. Still with us and it looks like the survey report has yet to be filed.

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hello,

        I was wondering if there is an update for the adverse possession claim for title plan DU67189, please? Many thanks in advance.

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Hello. I'm pleased to confirm that the application was completed yesterday and an electronic notification of completion has been sent out to the solicitors acting.

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            @ianflowers can I just clarify, does that mean it is completed and adverse possession has been granted for that title? What about public notice, etc?

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Ash - We're not able reveal all the internal decisions on the case on this forum, but yes, it's been completed and absolute title has been granted.

  39. Comment by Emily Freeman posted on

    Hi,

    My partner & I are currently in the process of buying 33 Oakhurst, Lichfield, WS14 9AL and waiting for land Registry to Add the extra piece of land onto our tile deeds /change bound red line so we can move forward on our purchase. This was l believe submitted to you over 4 weeks ago. Can you confirm this/are you able to give us any idea of what the timeline of this process could be as we're getting little information from the solicitors

    Thanks,
    Emily

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emily - they applied on 11th July and the processing office have requested the paper files as the solicitor has suggested that an error happened when the property was registered back in 1992. I understand that they have those now and it is being considered by them and if there is an issue then it's likely a lawyer will need to be consulted also. That can mean a longer delay I'm afraid but hopefully we will know more soon. The processing office have written to the solicitor to advise

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        Comment by Emily Freeman posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thanks for the update. I’ve asked the solicitor for an update and they informed me that they’ve had no update as the caseworker from Land Registry has been on annual leave. Are you able to see if anything’s been moved along?

        Thanks
        Emily

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Hi Emily - I'm replying as Adam is currently unavailable. The application was completed on 8th August and an electronic notification would have gone out at that time to the solicitors acting.

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            Comment by Emily Freeman posted on

            Hi Ian,

            Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Are you able to just clarify what that means for me please? Has the issue been dealt with now and we no longer need to deal with yourselves?
            Thanks
            Emily

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Hi Emily. The application with us was completed and it appears that a new edition of the title plan was issued to resolve the issue. There are no further applications pending so no need to deal with us, but it'd be best to check the position with your solicitors as they're best placed to advise what this means for you.

  40. Comment by Sahil posted on

    Adam - this application has been re-expedited. Do you know if the latest revised location plan is acceptable?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sahil - the resubmitted application was rejected on the 19th as the issues raised previously had not been resolved. I can't see any record of it being resubmitted again. You'll need to check with your solicitor re submission. new reference details and what they have done

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  41. Comment by Sahil posted on

    Adam - I have confirmed with the lodging solicitor this morning that a revised submission was put forward to you on Wednesday 24th. Has this not been received?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sahil - what's the title number and reference please?

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        Comment by Sahil posted on

        Application reference: JA75BD7 Title number: AGL482263

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sahil - that was rejected on 19th July as explained

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          Comment by Sahil posted on

          Adam - this application was re-lodged with an expedition requested at 10:07 on 30/7/19.

          Please would you update me on the progress?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sahil - the 30th was yesterday so it will be considered within 10 working days

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        Comment by Sahil posted on

        Adam, a revised version as per ye request was sent to you. Is the application still open, or shall we apply for a 3rd expedition?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sahil - they will need to apply for expedition again

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          Comment by Sahil posted on

          Hi Adam, we have submitted and have had a 3rd expedition request approved. May I ask if there is a need for the location plan for 69A to be re-lodged before 69 can be registered?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sahil - I would not know so if there is a query re the specific application your solicitor needs to raise that online through the business e-services account they used to submit both the application and expedite request. The processing office would deal with such a specific matter for them

  42. Comment by Scott posted on

    Hi,

    I am buying a house and we’re so close to completion (was due to complete yesterday) but we’re being told the hold up is due to a name change on the land registry. I have also been told this has been expedited last Friday, but it won’t be complete until Thursday. Can you please advise or try your absolute best to speed this up? 🙂

    20 Pensfield Park, Bristol, BS10 6LD

    Thank you in advance.

    Scott

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Scott - an application to amend the name against title BL68532 was completed on the 26th. That title is the rentcharge title for No 20. There is also a freehold title BL2975 but no application has been made to change the name registered against that title. I'd suggest asking your solicitor to confirm and check with the seller/their solicitor as appropriate as there's nothing we have now to 'speed up'

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        Comment by Scott McCluskey posted on

        Thank you Adam, much appreciated.

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  43. Comment by Ash posted on

    @ianflowers thank you, we have actually just received confirmation today that it has all gone through. Our seller had put an indemnity insurance against it so we had scheduled to complete our purchase today so it's all come together really well. We pick the keys up at 2pm. I would just like to say a massive thank you for all of your help and answering my questions and for expediting the claim as well. I am very grateful and over the moon that it is now all sorted. Thank you! 🙂

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  44. Comment by Amanda Underwood posted on

    Hello Land Registry

    We received an offer for the property Flat 8 Montrose Court, 210-212 London Road, PO2 9JE back in May.

    We are aware that it has gone back to the land registry to have a parking space added to the title deeds. It is now holding up the sale of the property and as a result, the seller of the property we were purchasing has put the property back on the market.

    The solicitor dealing with the registration has claimed that he has sent the application to the land registry however our conveyancer claims that it is not showing on the portal. The solicitor dealing with it claims that he has expedited it and sent you the memo of sale.

    Can you please confirm if you have received the application to register the property or to expedited it? If so, do you have any idea on timelines?

    We are stuck in limbo and concerned that the buyer will pull out, as we have already lost the property we were going to purchase.

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amanda - it appears that they have submitted the application recently but it has been rejected as it was incomplete. The last rejection was on the 8th August

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        Comment by Amanda Underwood posted on

        Hi AdamH

        I have been told the request was sent last week, are you able to confirm if you have received a request to register flat 8, montrose court, PO2 9JE and if it's been expedite please?

        Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Amanda - an application was submitted on the 13th (prov title PM35614) but there is no request to expedite included. The solicitor will need to submit such a request along with documentary evidence to confirm the urgency so that the processing office can then consider that request

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            Comment by Amanda posted on

            Thanks Adam, I will chase.

            Amanda

  45. Comment by Ryan O'Reilly posted on

    Hello
    Please could you give me an update on the status of TGL332999. LR Ref NB8183F.

    My solicitor expedited this case last Wednesday 7th August and I'd really appreciate an update on the timings as it's holding up a chain and having financial implications.
    Any information you could provide would be very helpful and help ease the stress of the situation.

    Many thanks,
    Ryan O'Reilly

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ryan - the application was submitted on the 2nd Aug but I cannot see any record of a request to expedite it I'm afraid. The solicitor would do that through their business account with us and submit documentary evidence of the urgency/hardship involved. Can you go back to them please and ask them to do that or if they have then ask them for how the request was made and what response they received

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        Comment by Ryan O'Reilly posted on

        Hi Adam

        Thank you for quick reply.
        I have chased my solicitor and they have told me they have now submitted the expedite request.

        Please could you confirm that is has been received and let me know how long it takes from this point?

        Kind regards
        Ryan

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ryan - they have submitted a request but they have not provided any documentary evidence to back it up to show the issue faced with your lender. As such we may well reject their request on that basis. If they have something from the lender confirming the urgency then they should submit that also.
          If we approve expedition then it is normally considered within 10 working days of that approval. Everything then hinges on it being in order and our being able to complete it

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            Comment by Ryan O'Reilly posted on

            Hi Adam

            Thank you for your speedy responses last week. They enabled me to get the request resubmitted with evidence quickly and it was approved on Thursday.

            Please could you provide me with a progress update so I can be made aware if there are any further issues? Is it possible without any issues it could be less than 10 working days?

            Kind Regards
            Ryan O'Reilly

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ryan - the 10 working days is an indication only as to when it should be considered by. In most cases that happens within 10 working days so it can happen more quickly. Hopefully it will be considered this week/weekend

  46. Comment by Yan Aung posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Could you please let me know any updates for this reference please
    JA76524

    Many Thanks.

    Yan

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Yan - application received on 8th Aug. It will be several weeks before it is considered so I would make a note to check again at end of Dec/early Jan

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  47. Comment by Claire bailey posted on

    Claire b
    Hello could you please give me a update on title number Syk674532 as every body is ready to complete and it’s holding everything up we are already 4 months in and I’m worried they will start backing out our solicitor has requested for it to be expedited any feed back would be most appreciated

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Claire - application still pending and waiting to be considered. I can see that the lodging solicitor has asked us to consider expediting it but they have not supplied any documentary evidence to confirm the chain/buyer. We have told them that already it seems so hopefully they will resolve that and things can move on. If it is expedited then we should consider it within 10 working days of that approval. Everything then hinges on it being in order

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        Comment by Claire bailey posted on

        Thanks for you quick reply what’s so annoying is this was supposed to have been done back in 2017 but the solicitor who dealt with this obviously didn’t do there job properly so it’s cost us twice for this to be done and now it’s holding every thing up thanks again and I’ll get back in touch with my solicitor how long if it’s not expedited
        Kind regards Claire

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  48. Comment by Claire bailey posted on

    Hi Adam could you also please tell me when my solicitor asked for it to be expedited as I’ve just been informed my solicitor left on Friday I only spoke to her on Friday and she never mentioned any thing about leaving also when you asked them to provide evidence of chain/buyer things are just going from bad to worse
    Kind regards Claire b

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Claire - they requested expedition on lodgement and again last week. We went back to them each time to ask for more. They have now submitted a third request with a copy letter from the buyer's solicitor. The processing office will consider that and respond asap re expedition

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        Comment by Claire posted on

        Thanks You have been most helpful I’ll check back in a couple of days
        Kind regards Claire

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  49. Comment by Claire bailey posted on

    Hi I wondered if any one has looked at title number Syk674532 yet has been agreed to be expedited
    Thanks claire

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Claire - the request has been considered but refused and the solicitor asked to provide more details to confirm the urgency I'm afraid.

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  50. Comment by Claire posted on

    What time scale are we looking at it it’s not expedited
    Kind regards claire

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Claire - several weeks and most likely 2-3 months as thin gs currently stand. Unfortunately no indication of any urgency has been provided as the details simply included the buyer's solicitor asking for an update. In order to expedite we have to be sure that there is a genuine urgency and see the evidence to back that up. If we expedited based on every update enquiry then the process would be self-defeating.
      If there is a time-dependancy such as an expiring mortgage offer or a chain is likely to collapse then we need that detail/evidence

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        Comment by Claire posted on

        Thank you for your quick reply
        Kind regards claire

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        Comment by Claire posted on

        Hi Adam is that 2/3months from when the application was first submitted as I think it’s already been in a month is it possible to get the date for when it was first sent in
        Thanks claire

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Claire - it was received on 30th July. In fact my estimate is flawed and it is likely to be longer and if the average timescale remains steady then you are looking at end of Nov/early Dec BUT that it just an average

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            Comment by Claire posted on

            Thanks for your reply this is most disappointing as now we may loose the buyer for ours and lose the house we are buying as that will mean it will have taken 10 months from start to Finish if not longer
            Kind regards claire

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Claire - understood but as explained if the solicitor provides the required information then if it is expedited the wait time can potentially be reduced considerably.

  51. Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

    Hi,
    I am in the process of buying 8a Old Market Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2EQ. Based on this information can you confirm whether there has been a request to have this application expedited? And if so what date?

    Thanks
    Tony

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tony - an application to register it for the first time was added to our systems on 28th August. The application includes a request to expedite it. The processing office will vet the application and request shortly and then advise the solicitor whether it has been expedited (prov title NK494683)

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        Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

        Okay thanks. Would it be possible for somebody to post another reply here if the request is accepted? Or email me?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Tony - the request was refused and the applicant advised that they needed to provide documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. That is a standard requirement with such requests

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            Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

            Please can you tell me exactly what would be required as evidence and I will chase this up.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tony - we need documentary evidence to confirm the 'urgency' e.g. mortgage offer or draft contract

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            Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

            I am informed that the conveyancer supplied evidence late last week. Could you please confirm this and what the latest is regarding the request to expedite. Thanks

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Tony - I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. I can confirm that evidence has been received. We will ensure that this is considered asap and the solicitors acting will be informed of the outcome.

  52. Comment by Amanda posted on

    Hi Land registry

    Can you confirm whether the request to expedite the registration of 8 Montrose Court, 210-212 London road, PO29JE has been received please? It's under prov title PM35614. Many thanks, Amanda.

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  53. Comment by Amy posted on

    Hi, is the transfer for DU30492 completed? Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amy - I'm afraid not. The application submitted on 27th August was rejected as it was not in order. The solicitor resubmitted it yesterday so hopefully they have corrected the issues raised. The average timescale at present between receipt and consideration/registration is 10 working days

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  54. Comment by Sarah Lancaster posted on

    Hello, I'm currently trying to buy a house since March where there has been several issues. In order to sort the issues the Vendors Solicitors are registering the property as it was a first registration. I have been waiting months and was told that they submitted the application at the beginning of Sept and that they had expedited it. My mortgage offer is soon to run out soI need to have the application expidtied. Can you confirm for me if the application has been expedited please? The address is 10 Orion Close, Walsall, WS6 6JN.

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Sarah - I can confirm that the solicitors acting lodged the application on 11 September but it was returned to them on the 13th as a defect in the documents lodged meant that it could not proceed. The issue appears to be resolvable but we will not be able to take any further action until the application is relodged with us.

      When the application is relodged, the solicitors acting can request expedition, citing and giving evidence of your mortgage offer. We undertake to consider expedited applications within 10 working days.

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        Comment by Sarah Lancaster posted on

        I was advised this has now been resubmitted, could I confirm this?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sarah - if it has been then it is not showing in our systems as yet. The solicitor should be able to confirm the provisional title number and case reference so if you post again please share those with us

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  55. Comment by Amanda posted on

    Hi can you please confirm if the title has been registered for flat 8 Montrose court, 210-212 London road, po29je. It's under prov title PM35614 and expedited on 3 September.

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amanda - not as yet as we are waiting for more details from the solicitor. I suggest you contact them for a detailed update

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  56. Comment by Jessica Morley posted on

    Hi - Ref SYK675209
    We have expedited a case and you received this on the 19th August. You have now received all the documentation you need as of last Wednesday (11th September) and we were advised a turnaround of 5 working days which is today. Every day we call the day keeps getting pushed back and back. We have now been told to call back at the end of the week and you will have hopefully got this done. Can you advise what the turn around is?We are aware its with the case worker to be authorized and draft

    Many Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - there's nothing extra we can add here to what you already know it seems. I'll flag with the processing office but there are rarely definitive timescales re such matters I'm afraid.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - I understand that the application has now been completed

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  57. Comment by Michael B posted on

    Hi

    Is there an update on how long it will take to update your records regarding the purchase of a freehold ref: ND10442 as it has been several months now?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Michael B - we have a number of plot sales still pending against that title and unfortunately we still have a backlog which is impacting. If there is an urgency such as an onward sale or expiring mortgage offer then the solicitor should contact us with those details/evidence and ask us to expedite. They should know the drill

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