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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 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

    • Replies to John Bush>

      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

  2. 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

    • Replies to Kate Fleming>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  3. 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

    • Replies to Ali>

      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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    • Replies to Kenl>

      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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. Comment by ianflowers posted on

    Samantha - If it's not showing on our system we won't hold any more information, I'm afraid.

    If you are asking about a timescale for completion when we do receive it, if the expedite is granted, we aim to consider the application within 10 working days. It will then depend on the individual case as a number of processes are involved and if the application is not in order, we'll need to raise a query with the solicitors acting.

    Where there is a particular urgency, it would be best to get the solicitors acting to make this clear as part of the expedite request. We can't give any guarantees, but we'll do our best to help.

  12. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Rg - the key is that initial consideration by one of our lawyers as it is not an everyday application. Invariably such applications involve a degree of dialogue between us and the lodging solicitor to confirm specific details. Everything then hinges on next steps.
    Whilst such applications can, where no issues arise, be processed quite quickly in my experience 2-3 weeks and taking you up to Christmas, is very unlikely. But you do need to rely on your solicitor here as to timescales/options and much will depend on the outcome of that first stage.

    • Replies to AdamH>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rob at our end it seems we have been in touch with the conveyancer before Christmas to confirm that their application has been expedited. But as yet we have not fully considered it. The seasonal break will have impacted here but hopefully it will be considered shortly
      The conveyancer should be able to keep you informed as to progress

  13. 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?

    • Replies to Paul Oakley>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - a request to expedite is normally considered within a few days but you have to include 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

  14. 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!

    • Replies to Hazel>

      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!

  15. 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

    • Replies to Jamie>

      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

  16. 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

    • Replies to Steven King>

      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

  17. 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.

    • Replies to Nick Corrin>

      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.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        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?

        • Replies to Nick Corrin>

          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

  18. 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

    • Replies to steven king>

      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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        Comment by Catherine Andrews posted on

        Hello ,
        We are in the process of selling our house and are just at point we were expecting to exchange. It now appears there is an anomaly on the entry for our property regarding a garage that was part of the property when my parents bought the house in 1961. The entry shows the garage as being partially outside the boundary line. Our buyers solicitor say if this cannot be amended ( not sure what that means ) we need to apply for adverse possession ( not sure what that means either. Is there any way we can pay an enhanced fee to have the entry amended? We have all the original deeds and the planning permission documentation from 1961. Any advice would be most welcome. I am completely new to this and my Mother is elderly and confused so can’t give me any history, although no issue has ever been mentioned by her or my late Father in the past .
        Many thanks
        Catherine

        • Replies to Catherine Andrews>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Catherine - any amendment has to be applied for. If there was an error made in registering it and you have deeds to prove that then an application can be made on that basis.
          If there was no error but someone has effectively extended their boundaries/built on land registered to someone else then a claim as to ownership now might be required. That’s what adverse possession refers to.
          There is no enhanced fee involved. But someone will have to apply and it reads as if the solicitor is trying option 1 first with option 2 as a possible next step if the first fails

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            Comment by Catherine Andrews posted on

            Hi Adam,
            Thanks for that. Any idea how long it would take for an error to be corrected? I’m having the plot measured to confirm that the garage is within our boundary. Do you think that a mortgage lender ( for our buyers) would accept evidence that there has been an error in advance of Land Registry plan being amended ?
            Thanks so much for your swift reply
            Catherine

          • Replies to Catherine Andrews>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Catherine - all depends on what that evidence was I suspect but very much a Q for the lender.
            You need to rely on your legal advice here as measuring the plot inc the garage simply confirms the plot size and measurements. If that is larger than the registered extent you’ll need to resolve that as your solicitor has explained. Just because the plot and garage exist at a larger size does not mean the registered extent is just changed to match. That is not how land law works re such matters hence you needing to rely on your legal advice. The buyer will be doing the same

  19. 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

    • Replies to Sonya>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  20. 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

    • Replies to Paul>

      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

  21. 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

    • Replies to Paul>

      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

        Thanks Adam

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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

  22. 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

    • Replies to Simon>

      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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

    • Replies to Emma>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  26. 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)

    • Replies to C McKittrick>

      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.

  27. 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

        • Replies to Teri West>

          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?

  28. 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

    • Replies to Teri West>

      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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

        • Replies to Mike>

          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

  34. 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?

      • Replies to AdamH>

        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?

        • Replies to Daniel Etienne>

          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

  35. 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

  36. 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

      • Replies to AdamH>

        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.

  37. 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.

    • Replies to Matthew>

      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

      • Replies to AdamH>

        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.

  38. 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.

    • Replies to Matthew>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  39. 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?

    • Replies to Matthew>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  40. Comment by Matthew posted on

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

  41. Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

    Hi Adam, any update?

    • Replies to Daniel Etienne>

      Comment by Daniel Etienne posted on

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

    • Replies to Daniel Etienne>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - the amendment to WSX399857 was completed today

  42. 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

  43. 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!

  44. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Ruth - it’s been completed

  45. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jess - nothing yet

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jess - still no reply

  52. Comment by steve posted on

    Hi, Please could you look into this case, the house is sold subject to contract, and the hold up is that its taking a long time to register the property and the whole chain is waiting and becoming very stressed. The new title number is BM441349 and the property is 18 Hampden Road. Thanks in advance, Regards, Steve.

  53. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jess - I’m afraid we wouldn’t know how long that takes. We are not directly linked to the probate service I’m afraid

  54. Comment by VIJAY SINGH posted on

    Hi, My house is sold subject to contact. My solicitor submitted deed of variation for solar panels lease and i asked him to request expedite as only this is holding exchange of contracts. Please could you check if expedite is requested. Address is 15 CV3 3GB.
    Please could you advise how long it will take.

    • Replies to VIJAY SINGH>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Vijay - you’ve contacted us on our forum and we’ve replied there. Please stick to a single enquiry channel to save us duplication if reply and effort

  55. Comment by Max Vickers posted on

    Hi there,
    We are waiting on the transfer of a garage out of the title deed of the house we are buying. The application was submitted in April - it's the only thing holding our transaction up, and we are desperate to move. Could you advise on how much longer it will take? The address is 75 SE23 2AX
    Thank you very much for any help.

  56. Comment by Jess posted on

    Hi Adam/ian,

    I am in the process of purchasing a property and we are held up on the registering of the lease extension.

    The property address is 39b Rock Road, TN15 8RD.

    Would you be able to see how much longer this will take roughly?

    Thanks in advance.

  57. Comment by Nigel Kettell posted on

    Hi,
    Can I get any details on the application that I submitted re: BK74163?
    I submitted this application approx 6 or 7 weeks ago.
    Regards,
    Nigel.

  58. Comment by Nigel Kettell posted on

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    "Some applications are taking slightly longer than our usual service standards."

    How long are your "usual service standards" as unfortunately this statement doesn't give me any indication of how long this application may take?

    • Replies to Nigel Kettell>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nigel - if it’s a register update then 2/3 weeks under normal circumstances. Current timescales are nearer 8/9 weeks
      Your quote refers to other types of application and not applications to create or update a register

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Nigel Kettell posted on

        Hi, can you please give me an update on my case ref F786MKR.
        Regards,
        Nigel.

        • Replies to Nigel Kettell>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Nigel - it’s still with us and has been referred to a senior officer to confirm next steps after responses to wider checks were received. I’ll post again when I know more

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Nigel Kettell posted on

            Ok Adam, but its in excess of 13 weeks now since we submitted the paperwork and the cheque was cashed. This is the only thing outstanding with regards to my late father's estate and until its put to bed its very hard for my sister and I to move on with the grieving process.
            I hope that you can sympathise with our frustrations..

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Nigel - I am responding as Adam is unavailable. I am sorry to hear of your loss and I do understand the frustration. The case is being actively considered and there are some procedures that cannot be circumvented. As Adam has mentioned, COVID-19 has impacted on how quickly the processes are being worked through but we will give an update as soon as we are able.

          • Replies to Nigel Kettell>

            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Nigel - I am pleased to confirm that the application was completed this afternoon and completion papers are being sent in the post to you.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nigel - it’s been completed now. I hope you and your sister can now move on

  59. Comment by Aaron Jameson posted on

    Hi, Can I get an update on a RX4 that was put in for SY396451 please? Our solicitor has said is was expedited due to the fact we are purchasing the property and have given notice on our rented house. Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Aaron - there’s an application submitted on 26th June. It’s not been expedited so please ensure they have requested it by filling our online guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Aaron Jameson posted on

        Would it be possible to check this one again? I have been told that it has now been expedited?
        If it has then how long will it take to get looked at? And how long from there will it take for them to be able to pull the updated deed to allow us to complete the purchase? SY396451
        Thank you for your help

        • Replies to Aaron Jameson>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Aaron - it’s been expedited today so should be considered in the next few working days

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Aaron Jameson posted on

            Hi Adam
            SY396451 there should be a RX4 which was expedited and confirmed to have been last week for this?

          • Replies to Aaron Jameson>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Aaron - apologies as I searched an SYK title. The application against SY396451 was completed on the 3rd July. I doubt if the applicant will have received the confirmation as yet in the post. But the updated register is available online

  60. Comment by Aaron Jameson posted on

    Thanks Adam. Does this mean the deed will be amended if accepted within the next few days?

    • Replies to Aaron Jameson>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Aaron - no. Just means it will be considered ASAP rather than waiting several weeks before that happens. If it’s all in order and registerable when considered then the register can be updated at same time

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Aaron Jameson posted on

        Hi Adam,
        Any update on this one? SY396451
        Thank you

        • Replies to Aaron Jameson>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Aaron - we haven’t had an application against that title for a few years

  61. Comment by Jannie Blair posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I wondered if you can help me please? We are in the process of buying 7 Eagle Fold, Hyde, SK14 4GU. The sellers solicitor is not getting to our solicitor despite calls/emails. The sellers are in the process of buying the leasehold Prior to exchange/completion and our solicitor has confirmed the application has been expedited through by their solicitor. I do not have a title/process number but I wondered if you let me know where the process is up to? I appreciate everything has slowed down due to COVID. We are just concerned because mortgage offers will run out soon. Thanks in advance.

    • Replies to Jannie Blair>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jannie - it was expedited yesterday so should be considered ASAP. Most are being considered within 2 working days at present so hopefully, if all is in order, things may be completed soon. Your own solicitor should be able to track progress themselves MAN361772/DC5852C using their secure portal

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Janet Blair posted on

        Thank you so much for the swift response! You say it will be considered in 2 working days - how long does it take then for the transfer of the title? I will chase up our solicitor now to ask them if it’s out of your remit.

        Brilliant service Adam!

        • Replies to Janet Blair>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Janet - should not will as we can’t be definitive so can only offer an indication based on current experience
          If it’s in order when considered then it’s completed. I wouldn’t chase anyone now as a result. I would simply ask them to check for you early next week.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Jannie Blair posted on

            Hi Adam. Thank you so much for your response.

            I’ve sent my solicitor an email today to ask them to use the code you sent to chase up the freehold today. You indicated it should be through now - is that the case please according to your records?

            Thanks in advance.

          • Replies to Jannie Blair>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jannie - it has been expedited now so hopefully it can be considered ASAP

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Janet Blair posted on

            Hi Adam.
            Re 7 Eagle Fold, Hyde.

            I still have a walk of silence from our solicitor. I have emailed again today. You kindly confirmed the application had been expedited at the start of July and if everything was on order the application would be considered in 2 working days. Please can you confirm if the freehold transfer and confirmation of the application has been completed by the land registry and sent through To our solicitor?
            Thanks in advance - fingers crossed we’ll get there in the end. I appreciate lockdown has slowed the whole process down.

          • Replies to Janet Blair>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Janet - expedition reduces the wait time so it was expedited in 2nd July and considered in 3rd July. We contacted the solicitor for more and they have now replied. That reply was added to the application today so will be referred back to the caseworker to reconsider ASAP

  62. Comment by Sophie posted on

    Hi Adam, would it please be possible to see if a request for lease extension for TGL207036 has been expedited? We are in the process of buying the property but we are waiting for the lease extension to go through. Thank you

  63. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jess - still awaiting a reply from conveyancer

    • Replies to AdamH>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jess - the title number you quoted is the ‘new’ one and is still pending

  64. Comment by BS posted on

    Please could you tell me how much longer it will be before the restriction is removed from 84 DN18 6EY our solicitor says they started this process at the beginning of May.

    • Replies to BS>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      BS - application was submitted 19th June. It was expedited on 2nd July as due to Covid it was still waiting to be processed. We have written to solicitor today as the application is not in order.
      If they are able to respond quickly and everything is then in order it could be completed quickly

  65. Comment by S posted on

    Hi we are awaiting the sale of property 42 highcross place, chertsey, kt169fn. Removal of a rogue restriction that expired last Tuesday, has this been expedited? Many thanks

    • Replies to S>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      S - an application to remove a restriction against that title was completed today

  66. Comment by S posted on

    Hi submitted a comment earlier regardung a restriction and its not showing

  67. Comment by S posted on

    Hi, can i have an update on restriction on this property we are purchasing this propety. Its 9 birkshead wilsden bd15 0dh.

  68. Comment by Cassie posted on

    Hi, our solicitor apparently sent an application to register our house (first registration) yesterday.
    Our buyers’ solicitor are insisting that it is registered prior to exchange/completion.
    Our solicitor sent a memorandum of sale as evidence and asked for the application to be expedited.
    I appreciate that it might be difficult to give a definitive answer, but is it possible to get an estimate of how long it’s likely to take to register the property please? Am experiencing financial hardship and the sale was agreed last December!

    Thanks for any help.

    • Replies to Cassie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Cassie - they’ll need to request expedition through a specific channel https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
      If they lodged the request with their application it won’t be actioned I’m afraid due to the impact of Covid 19 on how applications are handled on receipt

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

        Ok, I’ll pass that information on. Thank you.

        • Replies to Cassie Smyth>

          Comment by Cassie posted on

          Hi. Our conveyancer has said “ We cannot expedite the matter using the Land Registry portal until we have either the proposed new title number or a Land Registry reference.“

          They sent the request for a first registration, by post, on Monday or Tuesday.

          I’m confused as to whether the postal application will now sit with you until you can respond (as I understand this is likely to be many weeks?) or will you acknowledge receipt of the application once you have received it and then the conveyancer may use the portal to apply for expedition?

          Thank you for any advice.

          • Replies to Cassie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - an acknowledgement is issued to them as the firm lodging the application

          • Replies to Cassie>

            Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

            Hi, please disregard my reply from earlier today.

            Our conveyancer has updated us to advise that there is a delay in registering the property due to a notice being issued on the application, which will not expire until the 24.08.
            Unfortunately I have no idea what this means; is it something to worry about?

          • Replies to Cassie Smyth>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - when registering a title for the first time we may have to carry out wider checks with adjoining or affected land/property owners. These checks often involve writing to them, in the form of a Notice, to advise them of the application and what we intend to do in creating the title.
            In this case it seems that the unregistered land/property includes a variety of rights, notably rights of way, over adjoining land/property.
            The purpose of the wider checks is to confirm the affected neighbours agree/consent to such rights being registered. They are given time to consider and then respond hence the timescale your solicitor has quoted.
            If the recipients respond and consent then the timescale can be shortened. If they do not then whilst the timescale runs out on the 24th the application will need to be reconsidered again so if it can be completed that may not happen until a couple of working days later.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

        Thanks for your help, Adam.
        Are you able to check please if you have received an application for
        56 Gurdon Road
        CO2 7PP?

        Many thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Cassie - we have. Added to the system on 8th July

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            Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

            Thanks so much Adam, and has the conveyancer expedited it yet?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - not yet. You’ll recall your previous comment re it needing to be lodged first so I assume they’ll request expedition next https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Thanks Adam. Sorry to keep on but our conveyancer is on holiday until Wednesday. Has anyone else used the portal to apply for expedition?

            Cheers

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - I’m afraid not. I’ll flag with colleagues to see if anything can be done. I must stress though that first registrations are the most affected by Covid at present as they rely on paper deeds.

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            Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

            Thanks Adam. Have you had an application to expedite yet? Many thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - you’ll recall I flagged it with colleagues so it was expedited then. It appears the solicitor had sent in paperwork re the urgency and that has now (yesterday) been added to the application.
            It will be considered by a caseworker as soon as possible. If in order then it should be completed. If not then it may still be subject to delay whilst that is rectified. You will have to bear with us.

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Thanks Adam, I am trying to be patient but can you possibly give an indication of where we are in the process please? Being in limbo and not having any idea of timescales is very anxiety inducing. Thanks for any light you can shed.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Cassie - Adam is unavailable at the moment. Can I trouble you to confirm the number and post code just to make sure we're checking the correct record.

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          Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

          Thanks for the clear explanation, it is reassuring. Okie dokie then, I will leave you alone now! Cheers.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - these things can be routine but they are necessary to ensure the legal titke can be relied upon. It can seem like a painfully slow process but we can’t avoid that sometimes. Hopefully it will continue on a positive trajectory for you

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Good morning Adam, I hope that you are well.
            I understand that the notice expired at midnight and I wonder are you able to find out if there were any objections raised, when you have a minute please?
            Many thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cassie - there’s nothing standing out as having been received. But you’ll need to trust the process to run it’s course

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Ian, it is 56 CO2 7PP. Thank you.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Cassie - Thanks. We're making checks and should be able to give you an update today.

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            Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

            Thank you Ian. I would appreciate that as my mental health is being affected and, even if the update is not positive, it is reassuring to have an idea of what I’m working with. Thanks.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Afternoon Cassie - sorry to hear that you're being affected in that way and we do understand the need for information. I can confirm the case is proceeding and it's looking like it will get final consideration by close of play Tuesday 2nd. If all is in order, it should be in a position to be completed then, but I can't give a guarantee at this stage.

            I am sorry I can't give more definitive information, but hope this provides some reassurance for you.

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Thanks Ian. Have a good weekend!

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Good afternoon, at what time do you finish for the day please? Do you know if everything is in order? Many thanks.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Cassie - sorry, was just going to message you. They have been considering the case today but it's not been completed as I expected. I don't think it's anything to be concerned about but I will check with the caseworkers involved first thing tomorrow and get back you once I have an update.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Cassie - I'm pleased to confirm that everything is order and the case is ready for completion. Most of our staff are working remotely whereas the deeds for this type of application are held in paper format at our office. So the only thing outstanding is for the application to be marked as completed on our systems and for our office based staff to return the completion documents and paper deeds to the solicitors acting. That will hopefully be done today, but I will give you a further update when I have one.

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            Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

            Oh that’s wonderful news. Thank you so much, it’s a huge relief!

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        Comment by Jennie posted on

        Hello Adam, thank you for answering my daughter's questions.

        Do you know how the application is progressing please? Thanks in advance.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jennie - which application please? Administering the blog does not reveal who your daughter is or make it clear as to which comment she added. Sorry

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        Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

        Any news yet, Adam? Stay cool today! Thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Cassie - only that it is being worked on still

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            Comment by Cassie posted on

            Ian - our conveyancer says that the property is still showing as processing; do you know when the systems are updated?
            Many thanks.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Cassie - sorry for the delay. As mentioned it's just waiting for our office staff to deal with the paper deeds and then our systems will be updated for the conveyancer to see. There is limited resource in offices to deal with this but it has been chased so hopefully it'll be updated shortly and I'll update you once done.

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Cassie - I am pleased to confirm that the application has been completed this afternoon and the papers returned to the solicitors acting. The solicitors should now be able to access the updated application status.

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            Comment by Cassie Smyth posted on

            Hurray Ian, this is great news! Thanks so much.

  69. Comment by Jodie G posted on

    Hi, 26 weeks into buying our house and we are now waiting for a Deed of variation to be registered, we believe that the sellers solicitors did this around 2 weeks ago and requested that the case be expedited, we've had no news and with the mortgage offer expiring on 18th we're getting worried! Can you check if the request to expedite was approved and any estimates timeframe? Title number is NT84418, thank you 🙂

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jodie G - there’s nothing pending against that title I’m afraid and nothing recent either. It’s for a #53 property so if that’s the right one then best contact the solicitor for an update

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        Comment by Jodie G posted on

        Thanks for your speedy response Adam, it is number 53. There is a freehold and a leasehold at that address. The variation is on the leasehold (solar panels) - can you double check if I gave you the title number for the leasehold? Thank you very much!

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jodie G - many thanks and I did check both. Nothing pending against either so if lodged please ask them to confirm title number and all important case reference

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            Comment by Jodie G posted on

            Thank you so much Adam, I will chase the sellers today!

  70. Comment by Bethany N posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I wondered if you can help me please? We are in the process of buying 39 Valley View Road, Riddings DE55 4EU. The sellers solicitor isn't responding to our solicitor despite calls/emails. Our solicitor has confirmed the application has been expedited through by their solicitor. I do not have a title/process number but I wondered if you could let me know where the process is up to? I appreciate everything has slowed down due to COVID. We are just concerned and getting really stressed because our mortgage offer runs out very soon. Thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Bethany - the application is still with us an is only partially processed. Although the solicitor requested expedition this was refused as they did not provide the required documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. They don’t appear to have responded further to that refusal.
      Whilst I can flag it with colleagues you may wish to speak to your own conveyancer not only re the current situation but also with regards your mortgage offer and any lender flexibility

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        Comment by Bethany N posted on

        Hi Adam,
        Thank you for getting back to me.
        I believe the solicitors expedited the application on Friday with evidence from our mortgage provider highlighting the urgency as we really need this sorting due to our mortgage offer expiring very soon. Please can you confirm if this request has been accepted and if so how long will this take for yourselves to complete? So we can actually complete on our property purchase. Thanks again for your help and fast response, I really appreciate it.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Bethany - it has been expedited and processed. Unfortunately it is not in order so we contacted the lodging conveyancer on Friday. So how quickly things now move on is dependent on their response

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            Comment by Bethany N posted on

            Hi Adam,

            I believe the sellers solicitor has sent addition paperwork over to yourselves. I just wanted to check to see if you can advise where we are with that and if the restriction has now been processed? Thank you very much in advance.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Bethany - it looks like they replied on Friday so those details will be referred back to the caseworker to reconsider the application again. As it’s an expedite then it will be considered ASAP but that can still mean a wait of a few working days.

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            Comment by Bethany N posted on

            Hi Adam,
            Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! i really appreciate it. Fingers crossed we'll hear back from yourselves shortly then with an update 🙂

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            Comment by Bethany N posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Sorry to bother you again, i just wondered if there is any update and if the case worker has had chance yet to reconsider the application? i really appreciate your help during this all.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Bethany - it’s with a senior officer now as a next stage. As it’s expedite it will move quickly but not instantly I’m afraid so please do bear with us.
            The conveyancer has also been in touch and is informed/aware.

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            Comment by Bethany N posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thank you for getting back to me. I really do appreciate it. Our solicitor isn't returning my emails, would you be able to advise if there has been any update on removing the title at all?

            Again thank you in advance. You've been so helpful.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Bethany - wider checks are now being carried out. These include contacting affected parties, namely those with an interest in the restriction. Those checks rely on recipients to respond and they are given time to do so. As such the checks may not complete until 18th/19th August so you will have to continue to bear with us

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            Comment by Bethany N posted on

            Hi Adam,
            Thank you again for getting back to me, I really do appreciate it!
            My solicitor has finally been in touch to inform me that the vendor had received your paperwork and this has been sent via post for guaranteed delivery today, they also sent a scanned copy in via email. I believe it was originally said that the Lang Reg could action the restriction the same day of receiving the letter. Would you be able to confirm this has been received and if action will be made today.

            Again I do appreciate your help with this.
            Thanks, Beth

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Bethany N - I can’t confirm if it’s been received. The application was submitted in such a way that anything ‘extra’ would come in separately and then have to be referred to the processing team to action. So the only information I could share would be if the application has been completed or not. As yet it has not been so I can only assume the ‘extras’ have not been matched/considered.
            Two things to flag are that firstly I’m afraid things very rarely happen at the speed someone has suggested to you. Even pre Covid it wouldn’t be done same day.
            And secondly the outstanding matters were not solely reliant on the vendor so there may still be other matters to be resolved re the wider checks I mentioned previously.

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            Comment by Bethany N posted on

            Hi Adam,
            Thank you for your response, I believe the vendor was told this would be actioned by today (Friday). Would you be able to check if the application has been completed? If not is there any way I can track and keep checking this myself? Instead of keep bothering you.
            Again thank you for your help it is appreciated. Regards, Beth.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Bethany - it’s still live so not yet completed. There’s no way for you to track progress I’m afraid. I’d encourage you to rely on the conveyancers to do that for you as they can track it through their secure portal with us.
            They are clearly checking/actioning so I’d suggest relying on them.i can see the solicitor contacted us this week and it’s back with the caseworker. But nothing to confirm or deny that it would be done today
            The blog format is not designed for dealing with such enquiries as we only have very limited access to our casework systems. We do our best to help but asking for updates numerous times and when you are getting information from elsewhere too is not the best use of this channel.
            That reads incredibly critical but it’s not meant to be. I say it simply to manage expectations at a time when the processing of applications is significantly disrupted and they may not progress as quickly as some might hope for a whole host of reasons, some of which are beyond our control.
            Happy to check again next week but I won’t approve and reply to your comment unless I’ve got something extra to add - hope that’s ok

  71. Comment by Matt posted on

    Please can I check if an expedited application for an amendment has been made for title number WR42159?

    Appreciate you are very busy given Covid but do you have any ETA as to when it will be processed?

    Thank you in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matt - an application was submitted against that title on the 8th July. If it needs to be expedited then the solicitor needs to request that as per our online guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by Matt posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thank you for the quick response.

        I have chased the solicitors again and they have now made a further enquiry to expedite the application.

        Apologies to ask again, but please can I check if the application is now expedited? - Title number WR42159 (Unfortunately this has been going on since May)

        Thanks in advance.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Matt - it has now been expedited

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            Comment by Matt posted on

            Thank you for confirming Adam.

            Do you an ETA as to when the application will be processed? we've been waiting such a long time to complete.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Matt - hopefully it will be considered this week. Everything then hinges on it being in order and if it is then it is completed and the register updated

  72. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jess - we have received additional paperwork now so the expedited application will need to be reconsidered. That should be early next week.

  73. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jess - it has but the solicitor has provided only a partial reply so we may have to go back for more

  74. Comment by Pru Bonar posted on

    Hi there, I am selling my flat and purchasing another property and the chain has been ready to complete for a few weeks except for one problem, I need a certificate from the landlord but the landlord (a property company) is in liquidation. My lease is a sub-lease with the property company which bought several flats in the development and sold the leases on. The freeholder manages the building and all fees are paid directly to the freeholder anyway so maintenance etc is not a problem. My solicitor submitted an RX2 application on an expedited basis on 9 July asking for this restriction to be disapplied on this occasion so the sale can go ahead. Have you any idea how long this might take please? Feeling desperate. Title number is AGL271122. Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Pru - we have it and it has been processed. However we have asked the conveyancer for more details (11th July) and await their response.
      Totally appreciate the feeling of desperation you must be feeling but hopefully your conveyancer can help there especially with regards what’s needed and timescales involved

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        Comment by Pru Bonar posted on

        Hi Adam, we finally received some further information from the liquidator which was sent to the Land Registry yesterday. Any idea how long it may take to be resolved? Many thanks Pru

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Pru - additional documents were received on 28th and again on 29th so the application will be referred back to the caseworker to reconsider again. That normally happens within a couple of days with an expedited application

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            Comment by Pru Bonar posted on

            Thanks Adam. However, I still haven't heard anything re the disapplication. The document sent Tuesday last week was a photo of the Notice by the liquidator disclaiming the lease so my solicitor sent it again when she received the hard copy from me the next day. As you know, we have applied to have the restrictions requiring Certificates of Compliance to be disapplied so my sale can go ahead. I cant exchange until this has been done which, of course, means my purchase can't go ahead either and the others in the chain are unsurprisingly getting impatient. Any idea how much longer I might have to wait so I can notify the estate agent for my purchase please? Many thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Pru - I’ll see if I can find out

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Pru - it’s with one of our lawyers to consider the additional details provided. I’ve flagged it again so hopefully we’ll know more shortly. Sorry for the continued delay but clearly some complexity to it all.

  75. Comment by Pru Bonar posted on

    Many thanks Adam. I will check with my solicitor and see if I can help. May get back to you later. Have a lovely day. Best wishes

  76. Comment by Samuel Whitcombe posted on

    I am in the process of selling my flat and buying a house. To sell the flat we had to apply for a lease extension, which we did through our solicitor. As everything else to do with the selling and buying of the propertys is now complete our solicitor expadited the extension as we now need it done quickly for us to complete. My solicitor told me that the Land registry excepted the expadition 2 weeks ago. I just wanted to have a realistic time scale as to when we might get it sorted. My solicitors assures me he has accounted for everything to make sure there are no mistakes. So when should I expect to hear back?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Samuel - if it was expedited 2 weeks ago then processing should have already begun. And if the solicitor hasn’t heard anything they should check online through their secure portal to ensure it is expedited and/or what stage it is at.

  77. Comment by Naz posted on

    Land Register Ref. P163PLR

    I urgently need this Transfer of Equity application to be registered as it is holding up the purchase of my new property. Can you please advise the status of it and how long it will take to be processed.

    Also if I request my conveyancing solicitor to expedite it what evidence does she need to submit since I have not exchanged contacts on my house purchase for this very reason (my conveyancing solicitor on the house purchasing side it holding up the signing of the contracts subject to this Transfer of Equity being registered), I have already given notice to my landlord for the end of the month and will be homeless without the house purchase. Kindly advise.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Naz - it was submitted on 8th July so probably won’t be considered for 4/5 weeks yet. If there’s an urgency then ask the solicitor to request expedition and lodge a copy of the memorandum of sale for example

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        Comment by Naz posted on

        Hi Adam, can you kindly advise the status of this one P163PLR. It has been Expedited, what is the estimated time of completion (registration). Look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Naz - it’s an expedited application and w3 contacted the solicitor for more details yesterday.

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            Comment by Naz posted on

            Hi Adam, re. Ref P163PLR - the solicitor reverted to the Land Registry on the enquiry raised. Kindly advise estimated time of completion please. Thanks Naz

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Naz - as with all expedites it’s asap. When a solicitor provides more information as the application was not in order the first time it was considered, it is referred back to the caseworker to reconsider. There should be no need for you to query the progress of every application bearing in mind that process. As you know expedites are processed ASAP, which effectively means usually within 2/3 working days, your solicitor can check and confirm progress online and if all is in order when it has been completed

  78. Comment by M posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Please is it possible to have an update on the re-registering for the Deeds at property:
    9 Cragg Lane, Denholme, BD13 4HP.

    We believe the Seller's Solicitor's submitted the registration last week as a priority. There's a chain of us all who have been waiting since February and now have mortgage offers ready to expire at the end of August . Any information would be amazing. Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      M - if they did then it would be a first registration and as yet nothing is showing up in our systems. If they have lodged it then once they get confirmation they can then request expedition. That reduces the wait time from several weeks to hopefully a few days. Everything then hinges on it being in order
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by M posted on

        Hi Adam. I hope you are well? Sorry to chase again but I wondered if anything is showing for 9 Cragg Lane, Denholme, Bd13 4HP? We have been told the information was sent off on Friday. Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          M - nothing as yet but that’s no surprise as the application is a postal one. Once received it will have to be scanned and added to our systems and Covid 19 impact means that can be a drawn out process.
          Once it’s in the system the solicitor will be notified of a provisional title number and case reference. It will then wait several weeks currently before being processed.
          If it’s urgent the solicitor needs to request expedition https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
          So I’d suggest waiting a week at least before asking them to confirm receipt of title number/case reference and that expedition has been requested and agreed to

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            Comment by M posted on

            Thank you. I've chased again and apparently was sent recorded mail on Monday. Fingers crossed it's with you now. Will check back again next week as hopefully we may have a title number by then. Thanks again.

  79. Comment by M posted on

    Thank you for your fast reply. I will go back to see if it has properly been registered yet. Thanks again for your help.

  80. Comment by J posted on

    Hi Adam.
    I’m wondering if you can help me please? I’m in the process of buying Garden Flat, 9 Ludlow Road, BS7 0XD and have been waiting for a new lease to be registered since April. The seller’s solicitor has applied for the application to be expedited and this has been agreed ‘subject to a requisition being satisfied.’ Can you tell me if this requisition has been dealt with and if the application has now been expedited please? If so, when can I expect this to be completed? Thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      J - do you know the title number and case reference? There are a few applications pending against #9 (post code is 0DX ending) but they refer to Flats A, B etc but none are expedited. If you can get some additional information that would help me identify the right one. But as none are expedited I’d get the conveyancer to check/confirm online through their secure portal

  81. Comment by David Oliver posted on

    Hello. Are you able to provide the status on updating of a lease (term extended, so " first registration" i believe?). Application SGL320794

    The application was made on 6th February and is still pending. It is now holding up a remortgage which is costing me money each month and is preventing a home purchase from completing.

    Thanks!
    David

  82. Comment by J posted on

    Hi Adam. Thank you for your quick response. It’s Flat B (9, BS7 0DX) and the title number for the freehold is AV182044. I have asked the solicitor for the case number but no response as of yet. Are you able to identify the flat based on this? Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      J - many thanks. So all the applications are intertwined. We wrote to the solicitor raising a number of points and they seem to have replied over time. However we wrote again on 8th July as certain points remained so I’d suggest you speak to your conveyancer next to move things on and if they disagree get them to contact us through their normal secure channel.

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        Comment by J posted on

        Many thanks Adam. I will do as you suggest. I’ll no doubt be in touch again soon - you’ve been very helpful!

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        Comment by J posted on

        Hi Adam. Just wondering if you’ve received anything further from the solicitor RE title number AV182044? Thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          J - no application as yet against that title

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            Comment by J posted on

            Hi Adam, thanks for this. Can you clarify what you mean by no application being received? Do you mean the application to register the lease has not been received or an application to expedite the process? Apologies - I am a first time buyer and not familiar with the process.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            J - no application to update the register. Expedition is a request to hurry a pending application.

  83. Comment by Dawn Earl posted on

    Hi Adam
    Can you help us? We are currently purchasing a house that shows incorrect boundaries on the Land Registry, even though the land in question was transferred to the current owner when they purchased it some 5 years ago. I wondered if I gave you the address if you could help me with its status.
    Many thanks
    Dawn

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dawn - I can try but there’s not much we can reveal on a blog other than we have an application or not. Far better to ask the conveyancer involved to check and confirm title number/case reference and progress for you

  84. Comment by Dawn Earl posted on

    Hi Adam
    Thank you for your prompt reply and explaining you cannot advise specifically on this blog. Can you advise present timescales, from expedition start to finish? We are in the middle of a chain and afraid it might collaspe with the uncertainty of when this will be remedied.
    Many thanks
    Dawn

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dawn - expedition reduces the wait time. Once an application is expedited then it will invariably be considered within 10 working days. Currently that tends to be 2/3 days. Once considered it all depends on whether the registration requirements have been met. If they have then it’s completed at the same time. If not then more may be requested from the applicant and/or we may carry out wider checks.
      So there’s only one definitive timescale when something is expedited. It’s considered ASAP. How quickly it can be completed thereafter depends on a number of factors, not all of which are always within our control.

  85. Comment by Dawn Earl posted on

    Thanks Adam

  86. Comment by Dawn Earl posted on

    Hi Adam
    I have just found out that the issue of the property I spoke with you earlier about has not been expedited as they are not being accepted via email. Is this correct?
    Many thanks
    Dawn

  87. Comment by Mark Davison posted on

    Good morning, we are in the process of buying a house but in the conveyancing process it transpires that part of the garden is unregsitered and isn't included in the title deeds for the house. The sellers have been in the property for 29 years and the physical boundaries have never changed since they bought it but this obviously wasn't picked up by their solicitor 29 years ago. Our Solicitor has informed us that the sellers need to apply for Adverse Possession before we can complete and that this would take a minimum of 65 days but could be even longer. This now risks putting our whole chain in jepoardy as we have two people in the chain behind us and our seller has one in front of them. How realistic is the 65 day turn around and can this be fast tracked considering that it is holding up the sale and will potentially collapse the chain which has already taken 5 months to get to this stage. Please advise.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mark - if there’s an urgency then applications can be fast tracked, expedited. However that reduces the wait time. It doesn’t remove the registration requirements which have to be met and will invariably take time to complete. Those stages are generally consideration, referral to a lawyer to consider, a site visit/survey and wider checks with neighbouring/affected landowners. The last stage is I suspect the one linked to the 65 days you mention - the wider checks allow the recipients 65 days to reply. That timescale is a requirement and can only be shortened by them replying.
      So yes things can be accelerated but you are still looking at a lengthy processing time I’m afraid

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        Comment by Mark Davison posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for your reply. Could you clarify something for me please as I have been told by a different conveyancer that as the land is unregistered then it only takes 15 days for the application rather then 65 days if it was registered to somebody else. Is this correct?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Mark - the devil is always in the detail but the only definitive timescales that refer to 15 and 65 working days are those associated with Notices we serve on affected parties. Which is served depends on the type of application.
          The most common scenario for a 65 working days Notice is that referred to in our PG 4 section 5.3 for example. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adverse-possession-of-registered-land/practice-guide-4-adverse-possession-of-registered-land#hm-land-registrys-response-and-registration

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          Comment by Mark Davison posted on

          Adam, Thanks for your reply. We have now had confirmation of the application reference which is AA15926/FR/092. Can you please confirm the status and likely timscales for this application as it is holding up our chain. Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - the application was added to our systems on 12th August. It’s very unlikely to be considered for several months unless the lodging solicitor requests expedition
            https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
            I should add that expedition will reduce the wait time for consideration to within 2 weeks but the registration requirements will still have to be met. As the application is a claim as to ownership of additional land it is possible that a site visit/survey and wider checks after that may be required. They may take a number of weeks to complete so I’d suggest you discuss that further with your own conveyancer

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            Comment by Mark Davison posted on

            Hi Adam, our seller's Solicitors are saying that they have expedited the request. Can you please confirm if this is the case or not?
            Thank you.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - it’s not been expedited as yet so if they have asked then I assume they can only have done so by post and very recently

  88. Comment by Jack Meekin posted on

    Adam - Could you be so kind as to please give me an update RE First Registration applicaton for 37 Westfield Avenue, HD8 9AH. I believe the application was submitted via post on 06/06/20. We are waiting for the First Registration to be completed to allow us to complete the transaction. I believe the vendor/vendor's solicitor has applied for he application to be expidited. Can you confirm this and tell me wether it has been approved please. Our buyer is ready to exchange contracts and this is holding up the transaction, they would like to complete on the 21st August ideally, however this is dependant on the pending first registration on our new property.
    Any update greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks,
    Jack

  89. Comment by J posted on

    Hi Adam. Are you able to give me an update on the application for Flat B, 9 BS7 0DX (AV182044) please? I understand it's tied in with an application for Flat A. Solicitor tells me they have replied to requisitions raised through the portal but they have not been picked up by a case handler yet. Can you confirm the information required has been received please? Thanks!

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      J - it’s clearly a complex application but I can see that the solicitor has provided more details today so assume they are aware and able to update you re progress. We can’t do that very well via a blog I’m afraid.

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        Comment by J posted on

        Hi Adam. Just wondering if there’s an update on this one at all? I’ve had confirmation it’s with the processing team and being dealt with as a priority. Are you able to give me an estimated time scale please?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          J - as I said before this is a complex application and it’s not one we can usefully update you in via a blog. If the conveyancer is advising you on its progress then I’d recommend you rely on that detail.
          All I can add is that they are being processed but we are in communication with the conveyancer for 9A for more information

  90. Comment by Jack Meekin posted on

    Can you give me any updates on the first registration application for 37 Westfield Avenue, HD8 9AH.

    Thanks,
    Jack

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jack - still with us and not expedited as yet. I’ll flag with colleagues to see if they can kick start the expedite process but I assume whoever you are dealing with has not followed the linked guidance I provided previously https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
      It is quite clear as to how such requests should be made. If they’ve not used the specific and supported channel then I suspect their request has not been picked up.

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        Comment by Jack Meekin posted on

        Has the application for this property now been expedited? I have been informed that it has, are you able to confirm this?

        Also i was wondering if my Solicitor is able to carry out all necessary searches for purchase of this property prior to the First Registration being complete? She seems to think she cannot request searches until she receives documentation when this process completes, is this correct? We don't want to delay the purchase any longer than necessary as our buyer is ready to exchange contracts.

  91. Comment by Dawn Radford posted on

    Hi there we have a similar issue to Mark Davison regarding the garden that's not been registered right, our seller solictors have been informed we must now wait 65 days for deceased please who previously owned land to reply to a letter, is there any way this set can be completed quicker as deceased people arent likely to reply to a letter?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dawn - if they are deceased then their interest forms part of their estate so any executor(s) May have a role to play here. If we’ve served notices on specific people we would not be aware of their deaths

  92. Comment by Elizabeth S posted on

    Hi, not sure if I am in the right place but looking for an update on the last search (highways) on 107 Bakers Lane B74 2BA. Is there any way we can get this back quicker as it’s holding up our completion.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Elizabeth - we don’t do Highways searches. Check with your conveyancer as it’s likely to be the relevant Local Authority, not HMLR

  93. Comment by Terry Russell posted on

    Hi, We are purchasing a property and adjoining parcel of land. The parcel of land (part of Title No. GR444593) has to be transferred into the executors names before we can proceed with the purchase. The application was received by you on the 3rd.February 2020 and was chased on the 24th.July by the solicitor who made the application, but we are no further in getting this through and is holding up the purchase. Could you please advise - I don't believe it has been expedited....shall we request this be done? Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Terry - it’s very unlikely to be considered for some months yet so you’ll need to get the conveyancer to request expedition

  94. Comment by Christopher Benson posted on

    Hi I am trying to get some information on G268HMR. It refers to a ground rent charge from 1935 that we are trying to get removed. It is the last part of the house sale as buyers have requested its removal. I am just after rough time scales on this.
    Many thanks

    • Replies to Christopher Benson>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Christopher - what’s your conveyancer told you? They lodged it on 11th Aug and the wait time before it’s consider3d is currently around 5/6 weeks. Then it all depends if it’s in order
      If there’s an urgency then they should be aware of the wait time and how to request expedition - have 5hey?
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#impact-on-our-services

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        Comment by Christopher Benson posted on

        Hi Adam I have been told by solicitor that it has now been Expedited can you confirm if that's the case? Buyer is getting twitchy and threatening to pull out so just wanted to check
        Thanks

        • Replies to Christopher Benson>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Christopher - yes it has been expedited. Your solicitor can now monitor progress for you

  95. Comment by Samantha Carmichael Nayar posted on

    Dear Adam,

    I am trying to track down 2 property transfers that are with you. Please could you let me know the status of the following. I understand that there is a backlog but they have been with you over 2 months now:
    R311JMR
    W711JMR

    Thank you,
    Samantha

  96. Comment by Sally Vickery posted on

    Hi, i am currently in the process of purchasing a property and the only thing outstanding is confirmation that certain entries have been removed from the Land Registry. Application number is X034GMR. We are unable to exchange and complete without this confirmation. I have been told this has been expidited. Please can you provide an update and timescale on this. Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - it has been expedited and we asked the conveyancer for more on the 20th. I’d suggest contacting them for confirmation

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        Comment by Sally Vickery posted on

        Thanks Adam. Has a response now been recieved to your request for further information?

  97. Comment by Mark Davison posted on

    Good morning, can you please confirm if the expedition request has been recieved. The solicitors are saying its been made? Many thanks. Mark

  98. Comment by Anne-Marie Wadsworth posted on

    Hello, I'm an MP's caseworker, and a constituent's solicitor has asked me if I can help get an application expedited, as they say they have failed to do so. They sent all details as a hard copy as requested, I think probably some time in July. The agreed sale is being held up as the property boundaries have been registered incorrectly, and this is what needs rectifying.

    Is there an email address I could forward the details to along with a scanned copy of the document?

  99. Comment by Samantha Shipperley posted on

    We have recently completed a collective enfranchisement. This has been with Land Registry since April and we have no estimated time-frame for completion. Ref: LA6F309

    4 flats did not participate in the enfranchisement and need to extend their leases as they are now at 81 years. They cannot do so until the freehold is registered as their solicitors will be directed to the previous freeholder when they undertake their searches as he is currently still registered with land registry.

    We also need to amend the term of our own leases.

    Is this a valid reason for expediting the application? What evidence would we need to provide? Can we expedite ourselves rather than through our solicitor who is likely to charge us further fees?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Samantha - if there’s a hardship or linked dependent transaction then you can request expedition
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Samantha Shipperley posted on

        Thanks Adam, but I was looking for a more specific answer on whether this would be considered a dependent transaction (I think yes), what evidence we will need to provide, and whether we can submit this ourselves rather than through our solicitor.

        We need to know what we need to prepare and if we can do it ourselves.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Samantha - I think yes too but we won’t know until you submit the documentary evidence to confirm. If you couldn’t do it yourselves then I wouldn’t have pointed you to the guidance but referenced the solicitor needing to make the request, so apologies as I should have been clearer.
          If you’ve got the documentary evidence to confirm the position as described then hopefully you won’t have a problem

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            Comment by Sam posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Our request to expedite was successful and we received a conformation of this on 23/9/20, but have not heard anything since. I will chase our solicitors, but I wondered if you could check on the land registry side what the current status is and when we can expect completion if not completed already? (Ref: LA6F309)

            Thanks,

            Sam

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - expedited on 23rd and processed on 25th Sept. unfortunately not in order so we contacted solicitor but as yet haven’t received a reply it seems. Best to check/confirm position with them as you suggest

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            Comment by Sam posted on

            The problem with the application has finally been resolved and should have been resubmitted on Monday. Hopefully there will be no further issues and it will now complete.

            I have been told we will not need to re-expedite the case, but it would be great if you could confirm that this is the case and that the re-submitted application has been received.

            Thanks,

            Sam

          • Replies to Sam>

            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Sam - I'm replying as Adam is currently unavailable. Unfortunately after consideration of the resubmitted documents some points remain unresolved. We have contacted the solicitors acting electronically about this today. The case is still being treated as an expedite and will be picked up as quickly as possible once we have a reply.

  100. Comment by Lauren posted on

    Hello, I'm in the processes of buying a leasehold flat in a converted building- the current owner bought the flat for the first time from the freeholder last year (it had been used as housing association rental prior to this) and had tried to get the lease registered then prior to selling, but the lease never got registered in time. The current owner is selling it onto me and my solicitor has requested the lease registration be expedited as I am needing to move quickly. My solicitor is now struggling to get an answer back from the selling solicitor regarding whether he has expedited this request/whether the request for expedition has been accepted.

    I don't have the reference number for the application but would you be able to let me know the current status of the application? The address is Flat 1, 20 Church Rise SE23 2UD

  101. Comment by Mark Davison posted on

    Hi Adam - thank you for your reply last week. I have now been sent a copy of the acknoweldgement from LR for the expedition request. It was dated 17th September. Ref: MI03E36. Title No: AA15926. Can you advise what the latest is with this application and when are we likely to hear something as this is the only thing preventing our chain from completing?
    Many thanks, Mark

    • Replies to Mark Davison>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mark - expedition means it is usually considered within 10 working days of that approval. It’s been considered already but as it’s an application claiming to own land it has to be considered by one of our lawyers. Hopefully that will happen in the next few days.
      In my experience, but only if the worded claim is legally sufficient, we then have to request a survey/site visit by Ordnance Survey (2 weeks timescale) and then carry out wider checks (3/4 weeks). If those two stages are needed then they can’t be expedited/rushed so you may still be looking at a few weeks still before it can be completed.
      However until the lawyer has considered it we don’t know if stages 2 or 3 are required.

  102. Comment by Mark Davison posted on

    Hi Adam, many thanks for your reply Monday. Are you able to advise any further update on this now it is the end of the week?
    Thank you. Mark

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mark - we contacted the conveyancer on 18th and await their reply

  103. Comment by Mark Davison posted on

    Hi Adam, ok thanks. I will get them chased. Does this mean that your Lawyers have now considered the application?

    • Replies to Mark Davison>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mark - it means it’s been considered but more is needed only. Not all applications are considered by a lawyer but can be if that is needed

  104. Comment by Mark Davison posted on

    Hi Adam, sorry I’m confused. On Monday 21st you said it had been considered and needed to go to your lawyers to be looked at which would take a few days. You’re now saying that more information was requested on Friday 18th?? I am just trying to get an understanding of what is outstanding and by who so that i can be chasing. Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mark - apologies for any confusion. You asked if it had been considered by a lawyer and the point I was trying to make, but failing to do so, was that referral to a lawyer could happen at any stag3 and more than once.
      The key factor here is that expedition has triggered that quick consideration and we have gone back to the conveyancer for more information. Once they supply that the caseworker and most likely a lawyer will consider it again. But that all depends on what’s supplied.

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        Comment by Mark Davison posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for all your help on this. Can you update any further on the current status of the application? Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Mark - we’ve replied to conveyancer on 30th as we will need to arrange a site visit/survey. Arranging and OS then completing the survey plus our then considering the report will now take time so you will have to bear with us/OS

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            Comment by Mark Davison posted on

            Hi there, are you able to provide any further update on the application. The OS Survey came out on Monday and he said we should hear something in a few days after he has submitted his report? Many thanks, Mark

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - the first registration of AA15926 was completed this morning

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            Comment by Mark Davison posted on

            Hi there, I’m hoping you can help and advise. The registration of the unregistered land was completed as per your last comment but the sellers solicitors made a mistake and left a very small parcel off which our lender is insisting is included in the title before completion. The sellers solicitors have made an additional application which was acknowledged by LR last week, can you advise the status of this please? We have until the 26th November to complete otherwise the lenders offer expires and they are refusing to extend it so we are desperate to get this resolved. Many thanks in advance

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark Davison - if it’s a ‘new’ application then it’s going to take some time. So what are the specific details re title number and case reference? Have they requested expedition?

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            Comment by Mark Davison posted on

            Hi Adam, thanks for your quick response. The registration which went through on 16th October was AA15926. I’m hoping they’ve applied to have it amended as they just left off a tiny strip in error. They said they they requested expedition so hopefully they have done that as we are literally left with a couple of weeks to get this completed. Thanks in advance.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - many thanks. They’ve lodged a new application to register the extra land, which is what they would have to do. Although they’ve requested expedition with the new application, added to systems on 5th Nov, that isn’t picked up on due to Covid restrictions. We ask solicitors to lodge and then request expedition through a dedicated channel.
            I will ask colleagues to see if it can be expedited but you will have to bear with us.

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            Comment by Mark Davison posted on

            Thanks Adam, please whatever can be done we would be most grateful. This is the second time the sellers solicitors have made mistakes, firstly they didn’t expedite the first application because they sent to the wrong email address and then when the land was registered they had drawn the plan wrong, the surveyor has already been out and seen this missing strip of land so we are hoping it can just get resolved really quickly as it was a error on the part of the solicitor which is potentially going to collapse the chain which has been ongoing for six months. Many thanks in advance

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - I’ve raised it with colleagues as posted.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - it’s been sorted and the land added to AA15926 so hopefully things can move on again for you all.

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            Comment by Mark Davison posted on

            Thank you so so much. You are a legend!

  105. Comment by Jas posted on

    Hi Adam - my solicitor has submitted a TR1 for a transfer of equity on a property for me. Is there a backlog affecting this service? This was submitted last week, how long before this is likely to be completed?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      <em>Has - at least 4/5 weeks delay so if there’s an urgency you should refer your conveyancer to our guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by Jas posted on

        Thanks, Adam. It's not urgent so I won't look to expedite but can you confirm the application is received (36 Belmore Avenue, UB4 0RB)?

        Also, the backlog was mentioned as 4/5 weeks, is this improving or is the expectation still for it to take this long? Thanks for your help.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Has - lodged on 24th. As for timescales I’d expect the wait time to hold at around 4/5 weeks for the immediate future

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            Comment by Jas posted on

            Hi Adam - thanks for confirming the application has been received. I'll wait to hear back. Thank you again for providing this service and responding so swiftly. It's so helpful.

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            Comment by Jas posted on

            Hi Adam - just wanted to get an update on my TR1 lodged on 24 September for 36 Belmore Avenue, UB4 0RB. Can you confirm whether this has been completed or what the current status is, please?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jas - I’m guessing you have a sixth sense here as it was completed earlier this morning

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            Comment by Jas posted on

            Hahaha! I've been tuned into the universe recently. Thank you so much for the update and your responsiveness again. It's been so helpful.

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            Comment by Jas posted on

            Hi Adam - sorry for following up again after you confirmed the TR1 was completed on your side - I checked with my solicitor last week and they said they haven't heard back yet. Is there a backlog with sending out responses or has this recently been done now?

            I thought I'd check with the solicitor again after checking with you. Thanks in advance.

          • Replies to Jas>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jas - there’s no delay as it’s a digital process that notifies them. It was completed on the 21st and if they use their secure online portal they can see no application is pending against #36 UB4 0RB. If “they haven’t heard back yet” then whoever submitted it needs to check their own portal as by “heard” it means they receive a download and notification

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            Comment by Jas posted on

            Thanks, Adam. I'm back in touch with them now to reiterate this feedback.

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            Comment by Jas posted on

            Hi Adam - just for information, I received back the official copy of the register and confirmation of the application completion. Thank you again for the responsiveness and this service, you've been so helpful.

          • Replies to Jas>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jas - great news and I hope things can move on for you now

  106. Comment by Abeel Hussain posted on

    Hi Adam, I am purchasing a house 11 broadlands BD20 6HX, we are ready to exchange contracts but the delay is there is a boundaries issue of the location of the garage, can you tell me if there has been an application made to have it amended please also if it has been expedited?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Abeel - nothing with us at present. Suggest you ask the seller’s conveyancer to clarify/confirm. If they have or do submit anything then they should be able to quote th3 title number and our reference for you

  107. Comment by Andrea John posted on

    Hi Adam, My (probate and conveyencing)solicitor tells me your not processing reconstruction of deeds at the moment? is this true? My Mother passed away 14 months ago and the house was supposed to be transferred to my name with the reconstruction/First Registration in order for me to sell. I have a confirmed buyer who has been waiting patiently for well over 8 Months. Can you please provide an update on property:
    3 Woodland Cottages,
    Bedlinog,
    CF466TL

    Appriciate any update you can give me. Thanks

  108. Comment by scott bramley posted on

    Hi i am waiting on a title transfer for the freehold purchased on 23 fir tree grove, clayton le woods, PR6 7FJ. We asked for the application to be expedited on account that the property is now sold and didn't want this to hold up the process. Please can you advise current status ?

    • Replies to scott bramley>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Scott - it’s been expedited and processed but we need more from the conveyancer. We contacted them on the 1st October. I’d recommend you speak to them for details and an idea of timescales there end

  109. Comment by John J posted on

    Hi- can I check on the progress of an application to register a lease extension the land registry reference is JA7DB19? It was expedited on 15th Sep do you have any indication of when it’s likely to be processed? Many thanks.

    • Replies to John J>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      John J - I am checking with colleagues for an update so please bear with me

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        Comment by John J posted on

        Thanks Adam

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          John J - the caseworker is going to move your new lease on and hopefully complete it very soon. The landlord’s title is a complex one and there are applications affecting it that are ahead of yours. However we should at least be able to get your part done but the landlord’s title wont be updated until those earlier matters are resolved. That may or may not be relevant to you/others involved at this stage

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            Comment by John J posted on

            Thanks Adam that’s really helpful- I’ve updated my solicitors on this. Can I just check on what the complication is around the landlord’s title if you have a sense of what’s required to resolve it? Are you awaiting any responses to enquiries from the solicitors?

          • Replies to John J>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            John J - there’s no complication other than multiple prior applications to be completed before the details of your lease can be added to the landlord’s title. Your solicitor can explain that and the effect of priority on your own position

  110. Comment by Alice Scott posted on

    Hi HM Land Registry,

    I would like to request an update on the application for The Granary, Port Farm, Upstreet, CT3 4DA - a property we are in the process of purchasing. I understand from the vendor's solicitor that they have requested this application be expedited but I am really worried about the time frames as I know HMLR leadtimes are suffering due to the situation this year. I will have nowhere for my family to live if this does not proceed soon and I am trying to cover all bases.

    Thank you so much,

    Alice

    • Replies to Alice Scott>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Alice - there’s no application affecting the title for The Granary so I assume it must be one affecting other land in some way. If there is one and it’s been expedited then it will be considered ASAP, which is usually within a few days. Everything then hinges on it being in order. If you are concerned then ask the solicitor to confirm the title number and case reference and get them to check online through their secure portal

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Alice Scott posted on

        Hi Adam, my mistake as it is a small piece of land which is to be added to The Granary so it makes sense that it isn't appearing under that address. Thank you for your feedback however, I am checking with our vendor's solicitor.

  111. Comment by John J posted on

    Ok that’s great thanks

  112. Comment by Helena posted on

    Hiya. Firstly what a useful blog! Thanks for running it. In our chain, someone had a Legal Aid charge on the property. This has been settled and we’ve been advised Legal Aid asked Land Registry to lift the restriction on 8th October. Just wondered what’s the usual time frame for this type of request ? Many thanks in advance !

    • Replies to Helena>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Helena - wait time is around 4/5 weeks currently. It then depends on if it’s in order and the register can simply be update

  113. Comment by Gavin posted on

    Hi, Could you give me an timescale to process the application of a possessory title change to absolute.
    Thanks

    • Replies to Gavin>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Gavin - the wait time between receipt and consideration is currently around 4/5 weeks

  114. Comment by RoryB posted on

    Hi Adam, I'm about to send the forms required to correct a probate inheritance that wasn't correctly registered. This is being done as an expedited service. How long do you think this would take as it's holding up a sale?

    • Replies to RoryB>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      RoryB - the application has to be submitted first. Then expedite requested. If expedited then it should be considered well within 2 weeks

  115. Comment by John J posted on

    Hi Adam- has there been any updates on the lease registration and do you have any indication of when it’s likely to be done? Thanks!

    • Replies to John J>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      John J - the solicitor replied and provided more details yesterday. So that will be referred to the caseworker to reconsider ASAP

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        Comment by John J posted on

        Great thanks

  116. Comment by Ram posted on

    Ref: Z910LNR

    My solicitor created the case with Land Registry to update register with landlords address as it had neighbours address on 28th September. We expedited it on 16th October and are waiting on this to exchange. Can you please provide info on when this will be done?

    • Replies to Ram>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ram - as it’s expedited it will be processed ASAP. It’s currently with one of our lawyers to consider the request made. The solicitor should hear in the next few days whether it’s been completed or if more is needed

  117. Comment by Andrew Marshall posted on

    Hi - can I confirm if the process to expedite a lease extension within 10 days if a mortgage offer is in place is still an option?

    • Replies to Andrew Marshall>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Andrew - the still current expedition process means that if the request is approved the application should be considered within 10 working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order.
      A mortgage offer due to expire in the near future can be provided as evidence of the urgency and need for expedition

  118. Comment by John cook posted on

    Hi,
    We submitted an application a few weeks ago for a transfer of ownership. Title numbers CL241769 and CL241776. The cheque has cleared, I was wondering if there is any update on it?

    Many thanks

    • Replies to John cook>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      John - current wait t8mes are around 4/5 weeks so too early for any other update than it’s unlikely to be looked at for a few weeks yet. When it is we will contact you so please bear with us and wait for that contact

  119. Comment by John cook posted on

    Ok,

    Many thanks. I’d seen that the cheque had cleared so thought perhaps it was being looked at already.

    Thanks again

    • Replies to John cook>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      John - understood but the cheque/payment is taken on receipt as it’s a very separate part of the process. Handy in one way as you at least know we’ve got the application though. Please bear with us

  120. Comment by Harry posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Our old mortgage lender requested the removal of their charge on the property: 32 Colindale Avenue, NW9 5DR. Do you know where we are with the process? We're getting a new mortgage on the property, but cannot do this until the old lender's charge has been removed. It is holding up the exchange of a chain on properties now, unfortunately.

    Many thanks,

    Harry

    • Replies to Harry>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Harry - no application to remove it has been submitted as yet

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Harry posted on

        Hi Adam,

        This is strange, as we were told by Siberite Mortgages they sent a request to HM Land Registry on 09/10/2020. Is there any way to we can check if they have submitted a request ourselves? How do we get proof that they have made the request? Title Number is MX430796.

        Regards,

        Harry

        • Replies to Harry>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Harry - interestingly we received an electronic application to remove the charge this afternoon from Topaz Finance Limited which has successfully removed the charge.
          As I said nothing previously so it’s possible your efforts may have prompted action elsewhere

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Harry posted on

            Thanks, Adam. Much appreciated. We actually chased and escalated this with them earlier today, so this push must've been it.

  121. Comment by Tess posted on

    Hi Adam. Would you be able to provide any insight into Title Number: MAN76764? Unfortunately, this has been holding up a chain for quite a while now so any update on expected timeframes would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Replies to Tess>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tess - it’s still with us and after an initial contact with and response from the lodging solicitor it is now with one of our lawyers. The application is to remove certain entries from the register and the evidence provided has to be considered by one of our lawyers as it is not routine.
      Hopefully it will be considered in the coming days and next steps known.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Tess posted on

        Thank you for getting back to me so quickly Adam. Hopefully we'll hear more soon.

        • Replies to Tess>

          Comment by Tessa posted on

          Hello Adam, just wondering is there is an update on this case: MAN76764. Thank you so much.

          • Replies to Tessa>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tessa - we contacted the conveyancer on the 28th and await their reply

          • Replies to Tessa>

            Comment by Tessa Buckman posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thank you so much for your help so far. Would you be able to provide a further update on MAN76764? We believe the solicitor went back to the Land Registry on 10th November with the consent required to remove the restrictions. Unfortunately, the pressure is on as the chain is close to collapsing unless we complete by 30th November. Any update you can provide would be very much appreciated.

          • Replies to Tessa Buckman>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tessa - the application against that title was completed yesterday

  122. Comment by Balaji posted on

    Hi Adam,

    My seller's solicitors have applied to remove a "unilateral notice" clause in the title register of 70 Vickers Way, CB23 6EP. The unilateral notice clause was by the council and before making this application, the council had confirmed that this need to be removed.

    My seller's solicitors made this application with Land Registry 4 weeks and 3 days back and are still waiting. Can you please give me more information about when this would be processed and how it could be expedited if it has not been already.

    It's been more than 3 months since my offer was accepted and the process started. I'm concerned about the wait. Your reply would be very helpful.

    Thanks.

    • Replies to Balaji>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Balaji- it’s still with us and current wait times are around 5 weeks so it shouldn't be Much longer. The solicitor can request expedition through their secure online portal

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Balaji posted on

        Hi Adam,
        Our seller's solicitors received a reply early this month that they can remove the notice if the council doesn't object by the November 23rd. Not, they tried to get the updated title from the Title Registry and were told that the application is in queue and will be handled without providing any timelines.

        Is it possible to give a timeline of when we can get the title updated. I waited for 3weeks for the council to reply, then 5 weeks and 2 days for Land registry to reply, and 2weeks again for the council to not object (even though they've replied already before making the application to HM Land registry). Your reply would help me weigh whether this property is worth pursuing.

        • Replies to Balaji>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Balaji - the application was completed this morning

  123. Comment by Balaji posted on

    Thanks for the prompt response Adam.

  124. Comment by Sheetal posted on

    Hi Adam,
    We have an application in for adverse possession of unregistered land that has been expedited. I’m glad to say this has been picked up quite rapidly since! Title number: HD593164
    We were hoping to find out if notices are always served or are there occasions where they aren’t necessary if none of the adjoining neighbours don’t have access to the patch of land to the rear of our garden that we are attempting to claim? Just trying to gauge time scales of what to expect as we are in a chain and this has been holding up the sale unfortunately.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Replies to Sheetal>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sheets - in my experience notices are invariably served. They are usually 15 day notices so once served you are looking at a 3-4 week turnaround still depending on responses.

  125. Comment by Abigail Loftus posted on

    Hello,

    Our solicitors have made a request for the Land Registry to amend an error made on our title (by the Land Registry) regarding the date of a Deed of Variation. Title number - SGL670061 Ref - 201019-000388. We have been waiting for 2 weeks so far, every time we call it is re-escalated and doesn't move any further. Please can we be advised how long this may take to rectify in the current climate? This is now holding up our sale and our buyer is very frustrated by the situation so we run the risk of losing them.

    Many thanks,

    • Replies to Abigail Loftus>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Abigail - the amendment was made yesterday and the register updated

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Abigail Loftus posted on

        Hi Adam,

        I spoke to our solicitors yesterday and they are yet to receive anything on this, they have had to email again as apparently can't get through on the phone? Has the amendment definitely been made and sent back to them confirming as such?

        Many thanks, Abbie

        • Replies to Abigail Loftus>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Abigail - looks like the solicitor did get through on the phone yesterday to get the same confirmation

  126. Comment by abbie loftus posted on

    Thank you Adam.

  127. Comment by John J posted on

    Hi Adam- just wanted to check if there was any further news on this and when it was likely to be completed? Grateful for any info and thanks for your help.

    • Replies to John J>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      John J - the application JA7DB1A was completed on the 23rd

  128. Comment by John J posted on

    Thanks Adam- just to double check was that for application JA7DB19?

  129. Comment by John J posted on

    Great thanks a lot!

  130. Comment by Toby Hammond posted on

    Hi Adam

    We've been trying for many weeks now to have an old charge in the name of MT Finance removed from our title SK400189 Laurel Farm Cottage. It's holding up our refinancing and getting quite difficult. Can you give me any update on this please?

    Many thanks in advance
    Toby

    • Replies to Toby Hammond>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Toby - it’s been processed but we had to carry out wider checks before removing the charge. Those checks should complete 4th or 5th Nov so hopefully the register should be updated shortly after those dates

  131. Comment by Trudi Greenham posted on

    Hi Adam,
    We are waiting for a first registration to go through for ...11 Blackdown Road, GU16 6SH. to enable the sale of the property to go ahead.
    Please could you give an update on how long it may take..?

    Thanks in advance
    Trudi

  132. Comment by James1991 posted on

    Hi Adam,

    What are the current wait times for expedited services? Our buyers are holding up the chain because they require some updates from yourselves. They confirmed last friday that it had been sent and expedited.

    Thanks for the great service

    • Replies to James1991>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      James1991 - expedition means that it should be considered ASAP. That means within 2 weeks but for most it means within 5 days. It only reduces the wait time so when it’s considered everything then hinges on it being in order.
      Your conveyancer should be able to track progress for you

  133. Comment by Pip posted on

    Hi, we are buying a house with Thats brought up a land ownership issue... a previous owner is registered on one part of the garden. The seller has lived at the property for 13 years and their solicitor has expedited on the 26th October so we’ve been told. What timescale would it normally take to rectify so we can complete? Many thanks

    • Replies to Pip>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Pip - all depends on how they are trying to correct things. If it was expedited on the 26th then it will have been considered by now so ch3ck with them as to how it’s progressed. Presumably something ‘more’ is needed?

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Pip posted on

        Thanks Adam, Address is 117 Alder Hey road, WA10 4DP. Has there been any updates on the file? I’m just trying to gauge a rough timescale as Christmas is approaching, many thanks

        • Replies to Pip>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Pip - we had an application to amend the freehold title MS161191 back in mid Oct but that was completed within a day. There are pending applications against adjoining titles and from what I can see we are waiting on a reply from the solicitor

  134. Comment by Sam Clement posted on

    Hi Adam,

    The only thing we are waiting for to complete the purchase of our house is a request from yourselves, the address is 8 Avenue Fontaney DN15 8EN.

    We are currently living in hotels and given the pandemic its less than ideal, we are really hoping this will be done soon.

    Can you please advise how much longer it will take ?

    Kind Regards
    Sam

    • Replies to Sam Clement>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sam - the application was lodged on 20th October and there’s a 4 week wait at present so it shouldn’t be too far off from being considered. I note the solicitor has asked for it to be expedited as well. I’ll flag that to happen ASAP
      Everything will hinge on it being in order so I’d suggest staying in touch with the solicitor as if it’s completed/not in order they will be the first to know

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sam posted on

        Thank you for the reply, genuinely appreciated.

  135. Comment by Jo posted on

    Hi
    We are buying a house with a land title issue, we are aware the surveyor was on site early this week and that the process is being expedited.
    Do you know the timescales from this point?
    Thank you in advance

    • Replies to Jo>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jo - the surveyor reports back and that report has to be considered. That should happen with 5/7 days. Everything then hinges on next steps (if any) such as contacting any aff3cted parties.
      I’d suggest you ask the conveyancer to check online through their secure portal as to progress and keep you updated

  136. Comment by Jo posted on

    Thank you very much

  137. Comment by Sam posted on

    Hi,

    I am selling a flat and the only thing holding up the sale is approval for a Deed of Variation. The title number is TY374309. The Conveyancer requested this be Expedited 20th Oct, he received a rejection and a request for further information on 29th Oct which he sent 3rd Nov. Can you please check the current status and advise if possible when this will be completed. I am really concerned I am going to lose the sale.

    • Replies to Sam>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sam - the request was approved yesterday so it should be considered shortly. I’d suggest checking with the conveyancer early next week for an update as they’ll hear first

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sam posted on

        Ok, thank you for getting back to me.

  138. Comment by Sam posted on

    Hi,
    Our chain is paused due to waiting on a restriction to be removed from a title on a leasehold flat. Us and our buyers need to complete prior to 30th November or the chain will break down. We believe the request was made 2 weeks ago. How long does this typically take? Thanks

    • Replies to Sam>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sam - several weeks so you need to get the conveyancer to request expedition ASAP

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sam posted on

        Hi Adam, the property address is Flat 1, Whitewater, BH5 1BP. Could you let me know if an application had been received to remove the restriction on title? Thanks Sam

        • Replies to Sam>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sam - no applications pending against any of the titles for Flat 1, Whitewater

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Daniel Taylor posted on

            Hi Adam. I am linked to the sale of flat 1, whitewater(as per Sam’s message). My dad is try to sell the property. I know the solicitor has said he was going to expedite the request today. Do you know if this has been received as yet? Many thanks. Dan

          • Replies to Daniel Taylor>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Daniel - there is no application as explained so nothing they could expedite as a result

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Sam posted on

            Hi Adam, we have now been assured that the relevant application and request for it to be expedited, has been submitted. Would you be able to confirm?
            Thanks

          • Replies to Sam>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  139. Comment by Guy posted on

    Dear Land Registry,
    My conveyancer submitted an expedited request for a cancellation of restriction on my deed (SK224831). As we have a chain, our buyers wishes to complete the transaction this week otherwise the chain will be broken. How quickly can you please cancel the restriction and get back to us? Highly appreciate your help.

    • Replies to Guy>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Guy - the application was received on 11th Nov. It’s not been expedited so make sure the6 e requested it after submission and using their secure portal/Application enquiry
      If it’s a cancellation then we may have to make wider checks once processing has started to confirm it can be removed. Needs to be considered first though before such decisions are made

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Guy posted on

        Thanks Adam for your response.
        There is a court order received for the cancellation and hopefully this will weigh up in the decision.
        So, the process is to request for expedition after submission using the portal. I will get the conveyancer to do so and hope they know the process.
        If everything is in order, how long is the process.

        Best Regards
        Guy.

        • Replies to Guy>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Guy - that’s correct. If it’s expedited and there’s no need for wider checks then you are looking at a 2 week timeline estimate

  140. Comment by Guy posted on

    Thank you Adam for your prompt response.

  141. Comment by Andrena Barber posted on

    Hi, title number CH466946. My solicitor requested this document on 29th October, he was advised 10 working days to receive it. He continued to chase as did I, he requested for it to be expedited on 11/11/20 however on chasing again today he was advised that it would now be 10 working days from the 11/11/20! So requesting it to be expedited has now set the whole process back again. The whole chain is going to collapse this Friday if that document is not back. Very distressing for all involved.
    Would you be able to look at this case for us?

    • Replies to Andrena Barber>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Andrena - I’m sorry things are so stressful. Repeat chasing and progress enquiries can impact on speed of progress. However each time to contact you’ll get the standard response for each request so if it’s to approve expedition then it refers to 10 working days but invariably it’s sooner.
      I’ll see if I can confirm anything more specific with the caseworker team

  142. Comment by Andrena posted on

    Hi Adam
    That would be amazing if you could find out exactly whats going on and let me know.
    Many thanks

    • Replies to Andrena>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Andrena - CH466946 has just been updated so hopefully matters can move on for you. The solicitor will have been notified but may not be aware as yet

  143. Comment by Andrena posted on

    Thank you very much Adam. That is such a relief.

  144. Comment by Sam posted on

    Good afternoon, please could we check to see if any applications have arrived for his address? Thanks

    • Replies to Sam>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sam - no. If they’ve lodged it then you should ask them to confirm title number and case reference

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sam posted on

        Hi Adam, title number is DT353436.
        Thanks

        • Replies to Sam>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sam - many thanks but nothing pending against that title at present

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Sam posted on

            Hi Adam, just checking if there has been any update on the above title? We have been assured this has now been lodged. Thanks

          • Replies to Sam>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - nothing as yet

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Sam posted on

            Hi Adam,

            could you check DT289227? We and our buyers have been informed that letters have been sent and we have copies, plus support from solicitors to expedite.
            Thanks

          • Replies to Sam>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - there’s been contact on 26th Nov and again on 3rd Dec. Colleagues have contacted the solicitor to explain that paper records have to be checked before any amendment can be made. We are aware of the urgency and hopefully matters will be completed ASAP

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Daniel Wilden-Taylor posted on

            Hi Adam. Can you give me an update on flat 1 whitewater? I believe there has now been a change amended ? Is that correct?

          • Replies to Daniel Wilden-Taylor>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Daniel - no application or amendment, sorry. You need to both be relying on the conveyancers here and if they have submitted anything then they should be able to confirm how and the title number/case reference as well

  145. Comment by Steven posted on

    Hi we are currently in the process of purchasing a property however when we received the title deeds to check them only the garden was registered and not the land the house sits on. The sellers solicitor started the process to register the land on the 16th 6 deysbrook side L12 8SL. Our accommodation runs out in the next couple of weeks and the situation is now becoming urgent. Would you be able to give us an update or any info as to how far along it is?
    Many thanks

    • Replies to Steven>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steven - what’s the title number and case reference for the application made please? It will be a first registration so you need to ask them to request expedition or it’s likely to be several months before it’s considered

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Steven posted on

        Morning Adam thank you for your reply. I don’t have a title number or case reference the sellers solicitor has them I will request them tomorrow I have the address for the property 6 deysbrook side L12 8SL I’m hoping they have requested expedition already if they have what would the time frame be?
        Thank you

        • Replies to Steven>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Steven - I can’t see anything in the system other than the already registered land. That’s why I asked you for more details so hopefully they can provide those.
          Expedition reduces the wait time between expedition and consideration to under 2 weeks usually. Everything then hinges on it being in order of course.
          There’s no need to respond if they give you the specific details and confirm expedited. You’ll just need to wait a little bit longer and hopefully everything will be ok

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Steven posted on

            Hi Adam sorry for the late reply I’ve been trying to get an answer from the sellers solicitor. Would you be able to check if anything is ongoing or been sent in for me please? 6 deysbrook side L12 8SL they haven’t shared any reference numbers with me. Thank you

          • Replies to Steven>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Steven - an application to register it for the first time was added to our systems today (Provisional title MS685434). A request to expedite has also been submitted and approved. That means it should be considered within the next 5-10 working days.
            I’d suggest waiting until towards the end of next week before asking the solicitor to check/confirm progress for you. They can do that through their secure portal hopefully

  146. Comment by Guy posted on

    Good Morning Adam,
    Could you please check the status of the cancellation of restriction on my deed SK224831. My conveyancer confirmed that they have requested expedition. My buyer is pushing to get the exchange done because of the pressure from the chain. I am very concerned that they will pull out at any point. With Covid-19 in the way, I am unlikely to get another opportunity like this any time soon. Hope you can help.
    Thanks. Best Regards,
    Guy.

    • Replies to Guy>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Guy - lodged on 11th but not expedited as yet as no request submitted as yet. They need to use their secure portal to do that. Whilst I can flag it with colleagues you do need the solicitor to request expedition in such cases

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Guy posted on

        Thanks Adam for getting back to me. The solicitor insists that they have logged it as expedited. I just checked with them. I am not sure what is going on here but is there anything I can do to push this?

        • Replies to Guy>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Guy - see my updated comment. A request to expedite must include documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. Your solicitor can check/confirm if they have done that. They can also check if expedited

  147. Comment by Jenna posted on

    Good morning.

    Please can you take a look at title number MS194577? An application was made on 16th Nov to remove a restriction on the title deeds, this was expedited yesterday under ref N780WPR. Has this been looked at yet, or do you know when it will be? It is the only thing holding us back on completing now, so is quite urgent.

    • Replies to Jenna>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jenna - as it was expedited yesterday it will be considered ASAP. That should mean in the next few days so you will need to bear with us. The solicitor will be the first to hear from us

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Jenna posted on

        Thank you. Will this go to the solicitor who applied originally? Just because that is the original solicitor who we have no contact with and the sellers solicitor have been quite slow so far.

        • Replies to Jenna>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jenna - whichever solicitor made the application.

  148. Comment by Amy posted on

    Hi Adam,
    We are awaiting our housing provider to have property title deeds transferred to them from the developer before we can complete on our new build property. Their application was approved for expedition on the 23rd November, just wondering if you were able to give us an estimated timescale as we have a related sale? Thanks very much for your help!

    • Replies to Amy>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amy - expedition means it will be considered ASAP. Generally speaking that means considered within 5-10 working days

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Amy posted on

        Thanks for your quick reply, if everything is in order with the application how long does it usually take to consider and finalise? Thanks again!

        • Replies to Amy>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Amy - it all happens at the same time if everything is ok. I’d suggest asking the lodging solicitor for an update either at end of this week or on Monday.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Amy posted on

            Hi Adam,
            We’ve asked the lodging solicitor and they have suggested the application is still being processed, we just wanted to see if we could find out if there are any issues with the application meaning extra documents were needed. The address is 6 Penhale View, Holywell Road, Cubert, TR8 5FW - We’d be grateful for any update.

          • Replies to Amy>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Amy - Penhale View is a small development and we’ve got a series of applications waiting to be processed. One has been expedited but that’s a Transfer to a social landlord and has yet to be checked.
            So I can’t tell you if there are any issues I’m afraid but the solicitor would be the first to know if there are.

  149. Comment by Amy posted on

    Thanks Adam, that’s really helpful and certainly put my mind at rest!

  150. Comment by Steven posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I am is wondering if you could give me an update on title number MS685434 we are running out of time to complete before Christmas and any update would be really appreciated. Thank you

    • Replies to Steven>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steven - it’s still with us and with a senior officer to consider next steps. It’s expedited, as you probably know, so they will consider it ASAP

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Steven posted on

        Thank you for your reply Adam. That is great news! Sorry to have to message here but we have received minimal updates from vendors solicitor and we are literally up the creek without a paddle very very soon. Thanks again

        • Replies to Steven>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Steven - the application was completed this afternoon

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Steven posted on

            Hi Adam we’ve just heard the good news thank you very much for the updates much appreciated

  151. Comment by Calum posted on

    Hi Adam,

    We're purchasing a property but the sale has been waiting for a restriction to be removed via an RX3 since early November. Is there a way I can get an update on progress/ETA or anything else needed in support of the application? Our conveyancers are poor at keeping us updated and we're very close to losing the chain unfortunately 🙁
    The property is 12 Caffyns Rise, Billingshurst, RH149JY

    • Replies to Calum>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Calum - I see you rang us as well and my colleagues have already flagged matters with the processing team to consider and action

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Calum posted on

        Morning Adam, don't suppose there's been any progress on this application has there? I need to make sure the solicitors have done everything they can before we break for Christmas to avoid losing the chain. Cheers

        • Replies to Calum>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Calum - the solicitors have done all they can at this stage. It’s with a senior officer here now to decide if we need more or if it can proceed. As it’s expedited that should happen ASAP

  152. Comment by Calum posted on

    Thanks Adam - fingers crossed!

  153. Comment by Calum posted on

    Hi Adam, is it safe to say this application won’t be resolved by Christmas? I’d like to update the chain before everyone breaks to try and keep the transaction together. The solicitors haven’t heard anything as yet.

    Cheers
    Calum

    • Replies to Calum>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Calum - the restriction was removed and the register updated on the 21st so things should be good to go at least re the title is concerned. So the ball is now back in your/the conveyancer’s court.

  154. Comment by Calum posted on

    Thanks Adam, really appreciate that. I’ll chase the solicitors!

  155. Comment by Zaveri posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I am in the process of purchasing a property and we are held up as there is a charge in the title deed which needs to be removed. I am informed that an application is made to remove this charge and this application is expedited. The title number is MX184030.

    Would you be able to see how much longer this will take roughly?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Replies to Zaveri>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zaveri - the application was completed yesterday

  156. Comment by Zaveri posted on

    Thank you Adam.

  157. Comment by Zaveri posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I am informed that the amended title register with the charge removed will be required to proceed with the purchase. Please can you confirm how many days it would take for the request of an amended title register to be processed and completed?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Replies to Zaveri>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zaveri - the application against MX184030 was completed so the updated register is available

  158. Comment by Emma posted on

    We’re waiting for a lease extension to be recognized by the land registry to complete a sale agreed more than 4 months ago. Both ourselves ( the buyers ) and the sellers were initially planning completion > 6 weeks ago and this is the last thing stopping us from exchange (completion will be at least 2 months later than hoped). We hear from our lawyer who talked to the sellers lawyer that an application to expedite was made when the application was lodged Dec 30th. Please can you give us an idea of how long this may take ? Many thanks

    • Replies to Emma>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emma - have they actually checked and confirmed it’s been expedited? If not I suggest they do and if it has at what stage it’s at.
      If they submitted the request at the same time as the application then I very much doubt it would have been seen yet. Some months ago now when Covid impacted we asked conveyancers to submit first and then request expedition through a specific supported channel. They also need to provide documentary evidence to confirm the sale/purchase so please make sure they do that as well

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        Comment by Emma posted on

        Thank you Adam- could you possibly check what stage it’s at ?

        What information should I give you to check this?

        Thanks again

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Emma - title number and case reference?

  159. Comment by Toby posted on

    Hi Adam

    Hope you are well. Around three months back we requested an expedited split of title SK400189, Laurels Farm Cottage NR34 8HD, justified because of the imminent expiry of short-term bridge finance (we supplied documentary evidence and covering letter).

    We have not heard anything at all, and the bridging finance expired two days ago leaving us now in a very difficult position. Can you let me know whether the expedite request was granted and if so, where we are in the queue please?

    Many thanks in advance for your help

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Toby - whilst there 2 pending applications against st that title neither have been expedited. The first one which refers to a Transfer in your favour was submitted on 5th Nov but I can’t find a record of the request you refer to either against your email address or the titles involved.
      I’ll flag the urgency with colleagues but may be worth speaking to whoever requested the expedition to clarify/confirm how and when? We’ve had a specific supported channel for business customers to use throughout covid

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        Comment by Toby posted on

        Many thanks Adam.

        My conveyancer tells me there was a "small requisition" from yourselves last week but that registration of the two applications should have been completed by Friday. It was not. Would you mind checking your systems for me once again?

        Many thanks in advance

        Toby

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Toby - your application was completed on the 20th. The second one is still with us and we have contacted the conveyancer again today

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            Comment by Toby` posted on

            Hello once again Adam

            I understand from my solicitor that they dealt with the requisition a few days and we should expect the completion from your side shortly. Hanging on by the skin of our teeth here... is the above accurate?

            Many thanks
            Toby

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Toby - it was completed on the 25th so they should all be aware

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            Comment by Toby posted on

            Hi Adam, I know I'm in very serious risk of being a complete and utter pain here, but I am starting to wonder if there is some IT issue going on.

            Our solicitor says she has been checking your portal twice daily for updates since the 25th and as of even 30 mins ago it was still telling her the requisition is still being dealt with your end and it is not complete, whereas you are saying above it was completed on the 25th.

            For the avoidance of doubt we are talking about that second application (Laurel Farm Cottage SK404128). Thanks for your patience, Toby

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Toby - no need to apologise as I can see from our end not all the planets have aligned as yet although I’m not too sure why the second transfer and it’s new title affects your own purchase.
            The reason I said it was completed is because your transfer has been and so too has the seller’s title. For some reason the buyers title is still waiting so I am double-checking
            Don’t worry to explain why it matters as there will be a reason. I’ll post again once I have more

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Toby - the final, and clearly important piece, has now been completed. Hope things can move forward for you now

  160. Comment by David Pope posted on

    Hello.
    My solicitors are due to receive a deed of variation relating to our property. This needs to be registered with yourselves and will be done next week. Can I ask what I can do or is there any process to speed up applications. I ask as our solicitors have lost a lot of time chasing the wrong company for this deed which has been going on for several months and the chain we are a part of for selling this house and the house we are buying are constantly threatening to pull out if this is not resolved quickly which is why I want to do whatever I can to speed things up even if there is a cost we can pay to do this

  161. Comment by Stephanie posted on

    Hi,

    I want to purchase a property however been informed by the estate agents that we would need to complete a RX2 form during the purchase. How much would this be? And how long does this form process take to complete?
    We have not yet consulted our solicitor, which we obviously will just wanted the knowledge from the land registry side.

    Thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Stephanie - the registration fee is £40 and if that’s the only application then at least a 5/6 week wait before it’s considered. Everything then hinges on it being in order

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        Comment by Stephanie posted on

        Thanks Adam

  162. Comment by AdamH posted on

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  163. Comment by Debbie D posted on

    Hi. We are buying a leasehold house which has an underlease attached to it. All the correct documents have been completed by the relevant parties, and it has been forwarded to land registry for removal. It is expedited, so can you please tell me timescales for removal?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Debbie D - expedition reduces the wait time so it is considered sooner, normally within 5-10 days of being expedited. Everything then hinges on it being in order as to how long it takes.

  164. Comment by Verity posted on

    Hi, I’m not sure if I have the right place but looking for any kind of advice as we are desperate. We are in the process of selling our home (so close to exchange) and an enquiry has came up regarding our garage not being added to the title plan when we purchased the house 10 years ago. We’ve been in touch with our old solicitors as we have been told they must not of registered it for them to arrange to get this updated but I was just wondering how long that would take once it comes to you. Any help would be so greatly appreciated as the solicitor seems to not want to give us any information just yet. Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Verity - timescales are extremely stretched at the moment but that’s not really key in these cases. What is key is that once submitted the conveyancer needs to then request expedition as you have a linked/dependent transaction. If they do that then the wait time between receipt and consideration happens ASAP.

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        Comment by Verity posted on

        Ok. I will contact them today to get them to expedite it as it’s urgent we get this asap as our mortgage offer and help to buy expires soon. Thank you for getting back to me Adam

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          Comment by Verity posted on

          Hi Adam. I have had a reply from our old solicitors and they said they’ve now written to you regarding the error and also expedited it given the sale is dependent on this issue being resolved. She has also attached our mortgage offer for proof as it expires soon. She’s sent me a reference of 210208-002072 if that helps. I know timescales are different as your so busy but is there anyway you could tell me if it’s been received and how long roughly please. Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Verity - it has been received so will be considered ASAP. I’ll flag with colleagues as well.
            One note of caution to explain here as the registered extent has been this way since 2011 so we may have to contact the developer, who is still shown as owning the extra land, before making a change.
            I’m not saying we will but I want to manage expectations here rather than say it will be sorted in a few days.
            I’ll let you know when I know more so please bear with us

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            Comment by Verity posted on

            Thank you for your quick reply Adam. It’s so frustrating isn’t it as we have lived here nearly 10 years with no issues. Thank you for letting me know about other aspects too. Just really hoping there are no more delays as this is our last chance. Thank you again and I will keep an eye out for your updates

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Verity - the amendment has now been made. Hopefully you can move on with the transaction now

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            Comment by Verity posted on

            Thank you to both you and your colleagues Adam on getting the amendment done so quickly. We really appreciate it

  165. Comment by Tim posted on

    Hi. We're in the final stages of buying a property. An issue was flagged a number of months ago my our solicitor that the end of the garden is unregistered land. He informed the vendor's solicitors, but we have just found out that their application for possessory title was only submitted at the end Jan! This is putting a big strain on the chain we are in. This application has now been flagged for expediting, but is there any more that can be done - i.e. is it possible to pay to prioritise?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tim - nothing more to be done as expedition will get it done ASAP. The registration requirements now have to be met re stat decs, site visit and wider checks with neighbouring affected landowners. You are looking at several weeks minimum even if each stage is done ASAP

  166. Comment by Tim posted on

    Thanks Adam. If this process has been initiated by the current owners (who have been there for 40 years), is it possible for them to hand the application over to us - i.e. if we complete the purchase before this process has concluded, would the outcome of the LR process be passed on to us?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tim - it is possible but you should rely on your legal advice and if you have a mortgage your lender’s decision on it trumps you.

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        Comment by Tim posted on

        Hi Adam. The application has now been expedited. If I give you the address, are you able to give me an update on progress? Thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Tim - if it’s been expedited then it should be considered ASAP and usually within a few days. When it is then it all hinges on it being in order and your conveyancer would be the first to know either way. I’d suggest you wait a few days and then checking

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            Comment by Tim posted on

            Hi Adam. Going back to my original question, it looks like we may be in a situation when we need to complete the purchase ahead of the possessory title being granted. From discussion with our solicitor, the case that the current owners have is strong. If the current owner are awarded possessory title after we have completed the purchase, is the title granted to them, or to the property? i.e. would it automatically be transferred to us? Thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tim - if they apply for title and it’s granted then it would need transferring to you just like any other title

  167. Comment by Kirstie B posted on

    Hi, we are currently buying a house with solar panels. The sellers solicitors have advised that A shade greener have expedited the deed of variation process as our mortgage offer runs out in 4 weeks time.

    Could you advise on how much longer we will have to wait and whether it has been expedited successfully?

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kirstie - it was expedited today so it will be considered ASAP. We quote 10 days wait time but that’s usually 2/3 days so everything then hinges on it being in order.

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        Comment by Kirstie B posted on

        Thank you so much for the quick reply!

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        Comment by Kirstie B posted on

        Hi, I wonder if you know if this has been looked at yet? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kirstie B - it was completed on the 11th

  168. Comment by Amy posted on

    Hi, we have been waiting for our deed of variation for our solar panels for 4 weeks now and we are very nearly ready to complete. We are considering asking the company to expedite it but don't want to if the process is nearly complete anyway.
    Could you please advise us at what stage our application is at and if it worth getting it expedited to speed things up?

    We are selling 10 Sudgrove Place, St3 7TL
    Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amy - it was lodged on 17th Dec and processing has already begun so it can5 be expedited. Unfortunately it wasn’t in order so we asked for more. Whilst we’ve had some detail provided it’s not been sufficient and we’ve contacted the company again today. Hopefully they can provide the requested information quickly so suggest contacting them if you are trying to get it completed by a certain date

  169. Comment by Amy posted on

    Thank you for your quick response. This has been very helpful and we will contact them to ensure they provide the information needed. Thank you again!

  170. Comment by Jane posted on

    Hi, we are buying a property where it's transpired a slice of land cutting across the access to the property is unregjstered. The current owners have lived there for 27 years and their title deeds show this land included in the boundary (3 acres in total) at the time they bought the property. They have now applied for adverse possession for this area. Is it possible for absolute title to be granted or is the best outcome only possessory title?
    Also, how long will this process take as we wanf to know the outcome before proceeding further. Clearly the implications for all are significant if this causes the transaction/chain to collapse. Many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jane - most likely possessory title given but each case is decided on merit. Minimum 2 months as a site visit and wider checks involved but they’d need to submit if first and then request expedition to get close to that timescale.
      If that’s too long then speak to your conveyancer re alternatives in completing and mitigating against any risks

  171. Comment by Jane Cliff posted on

    Thanks Adam that's helpful.
    I'm struggling to understand though how, if their title deeds when they purchased the house 27 years ago showed the entire plot as Absolute Title, how this has changed from a LR perspective in the intervening years? How can suddenly a slice of land be showing as unregistered?

    Our solicitor has put the fear of god into us about purchasing with Possessory Title on this piece of land e.g. having to wait 12 years for AT being possible and if unsuccessful the indemnity insurance being invalidated, possible devaluing of property, difficulty selling the house if we need/want to at some point and so on!

    Any thoughts/advice welcomed, thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jane - things don’t suddenly become unregistered and everything really hinges on the paper deeds submitted at the time of first registration. You need to very much rely on your legal advice here and if you have a mortgage then your lender also has a say of course.
      If the sellers been there 27 years and they get title to it then the risk is significantly smaller than if they didn’t. But there’s still a risk for your solicitor to explain to you but hopefully they can offer some guidance/reassurance around their own experiences of such outcomes being challenged or an issue on a later sale

  172. Comment by Jane Cliff posted on

    Thanks Adam, much appreciated