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

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

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

What is Application Enquiry?

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

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

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

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

Why use our Application Enquiry option

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 AMc posted on

    Hi,

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

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

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  2. Comment by RC posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  3. Comment by david forrester posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  4. Comment by John Bush posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  5. Comment by Steven Leach posted on

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

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

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

    thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  6. Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

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

    Thank you,

    Cassie Davis

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Cassie Davis posted on

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

        Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  7. Comment by Kirstin D'Cruze posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  8. Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

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

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

    Kind regards

    Kate Fleming

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

        Hi there,

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

        Thank you

        Kate Fleming

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  9. Comment by Kate Fleming posted on

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

    Kind Regards

    Kate Fleming

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  10. Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  11. Comment by Ali posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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        Comment by Ali posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  12. Comment by Wendy posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  13. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  14. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  15. Comment by Dawn Matheson posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  16. Comment by Ash posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Ash posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hello,

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  17. Comment by Katie posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Katie posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Katie posted on

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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

  18. Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  19. Comment by Natasha posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  20. Comment by Natasha posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thank you for your fast response.

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

    How long does the expedite process take?

    Thanks Tasha

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  21. Comment by Ash posted on

    Hello,

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

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

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

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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        Comment by Ash posted on

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

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

        Thank you so much once again!

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hello,

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

  22. Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  23. Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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

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  24. Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  25. Comment by JPO posted on

    Hi Adam,

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

    Thank you in advance,
    JPO

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  26. Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

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

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Kieran posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kieran - what deed and against what title please?

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            Comment by Kieran posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

        Hi Adam,

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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      Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

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

      Thanks

      Kieran McAlea

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        Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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          Comment by Kieran McAlea posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  27. Comment by Ash posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hello @ianflowers,

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Ash posted on

            Hi @AdamH,

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  28. Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  29. Comment by Zoe posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Zoe posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  30. Comment by Adam posted on

    Good morning,

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

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

    Many thanks,

    Adam

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Adam posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Adam posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Adam - from the date of expedition.

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            Comment by Adam posted on

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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            Comment by Adam posted on

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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        Comment by Adam posted on

        Any more updates on application SYK178570 please?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  31. Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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          Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  32. Comment by Sadiah posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  33. Comment by Sadiah posted on

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

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  34. Comment by Peter posted on

    Hi.

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

    Thank you Peter

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Peter posted on

        Hi Adam,

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

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  35. Comment by Peter posted on

    Hi Adam

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Peter posted on

        Thank you Adam. You have been most helpful.

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  36. Comment by Stephanie Defeo posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Stephanie Defeo posted on

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

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  37. Comment by Ash posted on

    Hello @ianflowers,

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Ash posted on

        Hello,

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

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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            Comment by Ash posted on

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

  38. Comment by Emily Freeman posted on

    Hi,

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

    Thanks,
    Emily

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Emily Freeman posted on

        Hi Adam,

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

        Thanks
        Emily

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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            Comment by Emily Freeman posted on

            Hi Ian,

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

  39. Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  40. Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Sahil posted on

        Application reference: JA75BD7 Title number: AGL482263

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sahil - that was rejected on 19th July as explained

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          Comment by Sahil posted on

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

          Please would you update me on the progress?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sahil - they will need to apply for expedition again

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          Comment by Sahil posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  41. Comment by Scott posted on

    Hi,

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

    20 Pensfield Park, Bristol, BS10 6LD

    Thank you in advance.

    Scott

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Scott McCluskey posted on

        Thank you Adam, much appreciated.

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  42. Comment by Ash posted on

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

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  43. Comment by Amanda Underwood posted on

    Hello Land Registry

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

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

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

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

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

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Amanda Underwood posted on

        Hi AdamH

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

        Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Amanda posted on

            Thanks Adam, I will chase.

            Amanda

  44. Comment by Ryan O'Reilly posted on

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

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

    Many thanks,
    Ryan O'Reilly

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Ryan O'Reilly posted on

        Hi Adam

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

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

        Kind regards
        Ryan

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Ryan O'Reilly posted on

            Hi Adam

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

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

            Kind Regards
            Ryan O'Reilly

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  45. Comment by Yan Aung posted on

    Hi Adam,

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

    Many Thanks.

    Yan

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  46. Comment by Claire bailey posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Claire bailey posted on

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

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  47. Comment by Claire bailey posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Claire posted on

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

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  48. Comment by Claire bailey posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  49. Comment by Claire posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Claire posted on

        Thank you for your quick reply
        Kind regards claire

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        Comment by Claire posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Claire posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  50. Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

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

    Thanks
    Tony

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

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

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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      Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

      Hi,

      Could I please have the latest on this matter.

      Thanks

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Tony - the application was expedited on the 17th and we asked the solicitor for more information on the 19th. We appear to be waiting for their reply. Can you advise what the solicitor has confirmed to you so far please?

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          Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

          They do not contact me as they are acting on behalf of the seller. I have left a message with my solicitor and the estate agent to chase them up.

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            Comment by Tony Quinsey posted on

            The seller's solicitors replied to the estate agent saying you raised requisitions, though they claim they only received them on 25th Sept. Have they since supplied the information? Also will it take a further 10 days once you have definitely received all necessary information? Cheers

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tony - no reply as yet. As it has been expedited any reply would normally be considered within 24/48 hours of receipt

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            Comment by Tony posted on

            Morning, has the solicitor provided the information you requested. If not I'm gonna start shouting at them. Cheers

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tony - nothing received as far as I can tell

  51. Comment by Amanda posted on

    Hi Land registry

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

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  52. Comment by Amy posted on

    Hi, is the transfer for DU30492 completed? Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  53. Comment by Sarah Lancaster posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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

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        Comment by Sarah Lancaster posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Sarah Lancaster posted on

            Ref: KC9F366 title SF652134, can I confirm it has been expedited? Due to my mortgage offer running out on the 5th Oct

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sarah - I'm afraid it hasn't been expedited as yet as the conveyancer did not provide any documentary evidence to confirm the expiring mortgage offer and we advised them of that on the 24th. If you contact them to encourage a swift reply then it can be expedited and hopefully completed early next week

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            Comment by Sarah Lancaster posted on

            Ref: KC9F366 title SF652134 I have been informed that the proof to expedite this was sent in last Friday. I am sorry to keep bothering you but due to being lied to by the sellers solicitors countless amounts of time I was hoping you could confirm it has to ease my mind?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sarah - a request was submitted Friday afternoon. That should be picked up later today/tomorrow and considered

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            Comment by Sarah posted on

            Ref: KC9F366 title SF652134. Could I get an update please, as to if it’s been expedited? I am just a little worried about the lack of time I have on my mortgage offer?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sarah - it has now been expedited so it should be considered in the next 10 working days. If in order then it will be completed once considered

  54. Comment by Amanda posted on

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

    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  55. Comment by Jessica Morley posted on

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

    Many Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jessica - I understand that the application has now been completed

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  56. Comment by Michael B posted on

    Hi

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

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  57. Comment by Diane posted on

    Can you please confirm that the property
    97 Pembroke Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1LN
    has been expedited with the application for first registration as my solicitor has told the buyers solicitor to do this but unsure if they actually have at present. I have already been waiting for 4 months for a probate application after making an offer on the above house now frustratingly I have been told that they need to apply for first registration as they cannot find the deeds for the house and it is not registered. Myself and three children have been living with my parents since May waiting for the house sale to go through. I also have a mortgage offer which may run out and may lose if this goes on much longer. I would be most grateful if you can give me some sort of time scale to work on, many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Diane - what is the allocated title number and case reference please? Expedition would be requested by the lodging solicitor, not the buyer.

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  58. Comment by Diane Mathias posted on

    Will find out and get back to you shortly, thank you

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  59. Comment by T&J posted on

    Hello
    we are the buyers in a transaction regarding an end of terrace cottage in Ollerbrook, Derbyshire S33 7ZG (there exists some confusion about the exact name of the cottage). We know that the property is unregistered and that our purchase should also include an adjoining small parcel of land which was purchased by the vendor at a later date to the cottage. We have been informed that an application for the registration to be expedited has been lodged by the vendor's solicitor. Can you please tell us (a) if the cottage and land will both be included in the new registration, and (b) any estimate on a time frame for the registration to be completed.
    thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by T&J posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  60. Comment by sally posted on

    Hello, I am currently waiting for a registration application for 4 Belle Vue Terrace, Gunnislake, Cornwall PL18 area. I have no idea if it has been submitted or expedited. I expected it to be a quick sale as advised by solicitor (complete by next week). I have workman booked in for the end of October 2019 as it has no heating and needs completely rewiring they are talking about cancelling me until January/February 2019 as they need a firm date so they don't lose work and income. I really don't want to lose my workman as it has no heating and I don't want to leave the property damp until February 2020. Thank you for your help.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - no record of an application to register is showing so I suggest you press the conveyancers involved to confirm/advise

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        Comment by Sally posted on

        Thank you very much for looking its actually for my mum Christine. I am chasing things up for her. I will try again in a day or two.

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  61. Comment by Gary posted on

    Hi I’m just checking on the time scale for a strip of land that is being transferred into our name and also is it possible to fast track please, all party’s have signed the paperwork, Title SK239184.
    Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  62. Comment by Gary posted on

    Hi yes it’s the whole title that will be transferred in our name.

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  63. Comment by Sally posted on

    Hi, Just chasing up a registration for 4 Belle Vue Terrace, Calstock Road, Gunnislake PL18 9BP. Has is been applied for and expidited yet? Many thanks Christine

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - it was lodged on 21st Oct and was expedited on the 22nd. The lodging conveyancer was notified of the expedition and as such the application will be considered asap. There is nothing to chase as a result so please rely on the conveyancer to keep you informed as to progress.

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  64. Comment by Sally posted on

    Brilliant that's all I needed to know as I couldn't get a response from the solicitor. You have been really helpful. Thank you

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  65. Comment by Ken posted on

    Hi, are you able to give me an update on the progress of our expedite application for 43a Plumstead Common Road, SE18 3AS (TGL12072) We are depending on this going through quickly as a sale and purchase is resting on it and we have a buyer and vendor who are awaiting this confirmation. As far as I'm aware, our conveyancer submitted it this time last week but hasn't received any update. Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Kenl posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  66. Comment by Amber Sutcliff posted on

    We are awaiting a removal of a matrimonial charge that should have been done by our solicitor when we bought the property 7 years ago. We are now in the process of selling and it’s holding up our completion date and we’re at risk of missing our date to emigrate to Australia . Can you update on the progress please for 127 Hedgerows Rd leyland Pr267jr
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  67. Comment by Amber Sutcliff posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  68. Comment by Amber Sutcliff posted on

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

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  69. Comment by Mohammad Ali Chaudhry posted on

    Hi Adam
    Could you check how long of a wait there is for the following title number to be processed: AGL490632
    My seller need to exchange by end of November or otherwise I will lose the property, my solicitor has ask this to be expedited.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mohammad - the current wait time is several months. However your solicitor has now contacted us to ask if it can be expedited. That request will be considered and if it can be expedited then the wait time is reduced to 2 weeks. Everything then depends on it being in order

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        Comment by Mohammed posted on

        Thanks Adam, what are the requirements for expedition. On what’s ground will it be expected. Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Mohammed - we need documentary evidence to confirm your purchase. Looks like the solicitor has provided that so it should be expedited. Your own solicitor should be able to check it has and monitor progress. You’ll need to rely on them to manage your expectations now

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  70. Comment by andy posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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        Comment by andy posted on

        Thank you for your prompt response!

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  71. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    Good Afternoon

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

    Many Thanks

    Steve

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  72. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    ah thanks Adam, really appreciate the quick reply, we have chased the solicitors and they never seem to give a difinitive answer ! i dont have the application number, would the address help ?

    Steve

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  73. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    Thaks Adam, it is as below

    55 Lansdown Road
    Sudbury
    Suffolk
    CO10 2QQ

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steve - the title number is SK2634. The application was submitted on 4th Oct and a second application on 22nd October. It's still being considered by a senior officer but I've asked the processing office to advice re next steps.

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  74. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    Brilliant thanks Adam, we are slightly surprised that there have been 2 applications, we understood it is just a formality and should be dealt with quickly, we are concerned as to what still needs to be considered ? is it not just a name change on the land registry ?
    Sorry for all the questions but you have been so helpful and I hope you can let us know if this will get concluded

    Steve

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steve - it looks as if the second one was submitted in support of the first. You’ll need to rely on your conveyancer though to explain/confirm simplicity for example. It would be wrong for me to share information in an effort to manage your own expectations. We must remain impartial for obvious reasons. Hopefully all is now ok and it can proceed. Your conveyancer can help re advising on any further delay

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  75. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    Brilliant thanks Adam, really appreciate you feeding back so quickly, we have been in touch with our solicitor and await their response

    Steve

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  76. Comment by Steve Gates posted on

    Hi Adam,

    We have chased our conveyor but seem to get very little response.. Is there anything I can do to find out where we stand with this and if it is going to get resolved ? I know you can't comment on the case but can I call the case manager myself for an update ?

    Steve

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Steve - the caseworker rang and spoke to the solicitors (Birkett Long) on the 6th and we now await their written response. There's nothing we can add at this stage as we are reliant on the solicitor here

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        Comment by Steve Gates posted on

        Thanks Adam, appreciate it, we have had an update form our conveyor which is very confusing and we have asked for clarity, its a very frustrating situation

        Steve

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Steve - it will be but it is crucial to recognise that the conveyancer is acting for you and it is for them to manage your expectations here. There is nothing to be gained from your speaking to the specific caseworker/processing office as they can offer nothing more than I have already provided. Your conveyancer will be aware of the specifics and more so it is only right that they manage expectations and resolve any frustrations

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  77. Comment by Hollie Purcell posted on

    Hi

    Please could you advise the current time for removing a mining and minerals unilateral notice? As our conveyancer has put a request forward on the 16th October and this is delaying us being able to exchange and complete.
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hollie - the solicitor should be able to check/confirm progress online. What have they told you?
      If applying to cancel it then if we have to complete wider checks then it could be 6/7 weeks on average

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        Comment by Hollie posted on

        Hi Adam they submitted the request for us buying the property to have priority over this notice on 16th October, they then received confirmation on the 24th October that you had received this but when checking last Thursday as it had been going on a few weeks and we had heard nothing our solicitor chased it up with yourselves and it had gone to the wrong department so it’s holding our purchase up now. Just looking to find our roughly how long it takes as I assume as it states on wheat they sent out it was to get us priority over the notice.
        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Hollie - understood although we don;t have 'departments' for this type of thing so not too sure what delay factor that is they have referred to. Do you have the title number?

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            Comment by Hollie posted on

            No we aren’t sure either, SF600187 any information you can give us would be great as we just want to get things sorted to Exchange and complete, thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Hollie - many thanks. We do have an enquiry, not an application to remove the notice, at present and it's waiting for a response from the processing office. Hopefully they will respond very soon

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            Comment by Hollie posted on

            Oh great, does this mean it may not take as long as 6/7 weeks as it’s not to remove just to make us priority? Brilliant I really hope they respond to it as soon as possible so we then can move forward and exchange. Thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Hollie - that may be so but you need to rely on the conveyancer here to advise as appropriate

  78. Comment by Hollie posted on

    Ok thank you for your help, fingers crossed our conveyancer gets confirmation back soon.

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  79. Comment by Sally Brown posted on

    I would really appreciate an update on a Deed of Release for 4 Belle Vue Terrace Calstock Road Gunnislake Cornwall PL18 9BP.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - the application is still with us and is the subject of correspondence between ourselves and the lodging conveyancer and others. We cannot provide specific details so you would need to speak to your own conveyancer as appropriate

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  80. Comment by Sally Brown posted on

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

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  81. Comment by Cherry posted on

    I would like to know the status of 19 Truro place, ST2 0JS. Is there any timescale of the corrections of this title plan. Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Cherry posted on

        Thanks for the prompt reply.

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        Comment by Cherry posted on

        I am informed that the Land Registry will need to visit the property, service notices and then arrange for the plan to be correct. Could you please advise roughly how long this process will be done?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Cherry - if a site visit is required this is normally done within 2 weeks of the conveyancer/applicant being notified. If notices and wider checks are then required these can take 16/17 days to complete.
          The lodging conveyancer should be aware and able to manage expectations around timescales

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            Comment by Cherry posted on

            Hi Adam,

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

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  82. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hi

    GM111492 - we are in a chain and all the other houses are ready to complete but we don't have a signed TR1 for for our house purchase on 27 April 1998 (only a draft). Our solicitor has requested documents on the portal but hasn't received any yet - do you have a TR1 filed or scanned and how long do you think it will take please as this is the key document that we need?

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - GM111492 is the leasehold title. Reading your other comment it seems that the issue is with the Freehold ownership and that not being registered. A copy of the Transfer dated 27th April 1998 is available online to your solicitor. However they key point seems to be that this was used to transfer the leasehold title but no application was made to register the freehold. My other reply explains what now needs to be applied for and how

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  83. Comment by Paul posted on

    We have contacted our solictor from 1998 and they have shown me a copy TR1 which was executed at the time with all original title deeds back to 1914 and contract sent to Land Registry to register the freehold. But the problem is that the freehold hasn't been registered yet and we just found out last week. Our buyer and our purchase are ready to complete. We had hoped to complete by now and downsize to pay off significant business and personal debt but now we do not know which way to turn with no money left. In addition, my wife suffers from Neuralgia and is taking Amitriptyline. She had a very painful attack last week brought on by the stress of it all.

    the copy TR1:
    GM111492 together with the Freehold interest being the land comprised in a Conveyance dated the 17th March 1930 and made between Frederick Harold McCree and Francis Dillon and Kathleen Ball

    Please can you help us (I am in tears writing this)

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - I am sorry to read of the difficulties you are both facing. I assume that the buyers are unwilling to complete until the freehold is registered and will not complete and then register the freehold in their name(s) for example.
      If so then you now need to apply to register the freehold for the first time - see our PG1 for guidance. You should also include a covering letter to explain why it was not registered in 1998. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/first-registrations
      As there is an urgency involved when you lodge it you need to also ask us to consider expediting it and include a copy of the contract or similar documentary evidence to confirm that you have a buyer
      If you do that then it should be considered within 2 weeks. Everything then hinges on it being in order of course.

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        Comment by Paul posted on

        Adam,

        Thank you so much for your reply - it is very reassuring.

        All the original deeds proving that our seller had freehold title were sent over to Land Registry in 1998 and then sent on to our mortgage company a few months later when the file was closed. I received them in 2005 when we remortgaged. I don't have the original contract (only a copy signed by the vendor) and a unsigned TR1. Can the application to register the freehold now be sent in with reference to the copy contract and TR1 at the Land Registry as that is all that is available? Do we need to send in all the old title deeds for our 1998 seller also or are the copies at Land Registry sufficient please?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Paul - of you have an unsigned TR1 and contract then they are very unlikely to be sufficient. You really need to speak to your solicitor as to what options are available to you by way of proof as to you now being the legal owners of the freehold. That may mean that you need more to support your application for first registration as you have no legal deed executed by the seller. You appear to have evidence of intent, strong evidence admittedly, but not a legally executed deed.
          You will certainly need to send in the older deeds but please do rely on your solicitor here. We can only refer you to the Practice Guide but it is for your solicitor to advise and assist you in ensuring that you have the best possible supporting evidence to submit.

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            Comment by Paul posted on

            Can I rephrase my question please - if my solicitor downloads the signed contract and signed TR1 from the Land Registry would these be capable of supporting the application assuming that no other issues are encountered with the two documents?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Paul - we don't have a copy of the signed contract as they are not submitted. The key document in any registration is the signed legal deed. You must rely on your solicitor here to advise you on what legal evidence you have to prove that you are the legal owner. If you don;t have that then you need to bridge the gap between what happened in 1998 and what did not happen with the registration process. Once you and your solicitor have decided on how you are going to achieve that then you apply to register the freehold. It is at that point we would consider the application and supporting evidence - we cannot tell you for example now whether something is sufficient.

  84. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hi Adam

    I have spoken to my solicitor and the request for the official TR1 was sent on on Monday through the business portal. Please can you confirm that the TR1 is now ready for download because my solicitor is saying that it is not available yet. According to my solicitor, this is the only document that she now needs to file an application for the unregistered freehold. Please can I ask that if it is still in archive and needs scanning, could that be done soon given our circumstances as above

    Many thanks

    Paul

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Paul - I'm responding as Adam is unavailable. I can confirm that the Transfer document was issued to the solicitors acting this morning.

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        Comment by Paul posted on

        Thanks Ian - we have it now. I have never seen such a beautiful document.

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  85. Comment by Samantha Hollens posted on

    Hi,

    I am currently trying to purchase a property and there is a piece of land that isn’t registered.
    The seller solicitors posted the relevant documents to you on Thursday last week, but as yet, it’s not showing on your system.
    My mortgage offer is about to run out and I am in desperate need to get this sorted this week.
    This is the only thing holding up the exchange of contracts.
    Is there anyway this can be chased to get it on the system sooner rather than later.
    I believe their solicitor has requested it be expedited
    The post code is CA6 6DN

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      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.

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        Comment by SamHollens posted on

        Thanks for the reply, I understand that you now have the application, I just wondered if you could give me an update please?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sam - what's the allocated title number/case reference please? You only provided a post code previously so if it has now been lodged then the solicitor will have been given a provisional title number and case reference. They should also be able to confirm progress inc expedition for you

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            Comment by Sam Hollens posted on

            Thanks for the prompt response, I don’t have that I’m afraid as it is going through the vendors solicitor

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - what's the actual full postal address?

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            Comment by Sam hollens posted on

            It’s Quarry Cottage,Kirklinton, Carlisle Cumbria, CA6 6DN

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - many thanks. We are currently waiting on more details from the lodging conveyancer. The application has been expedited but is incomplete so you'll need to contact them for more details

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            Comment by Sam Hollens posted on

            Hi Adam

            Apparently you are waiting on a report from the highway agency. Is this completely necessary? We know which parts are maintained by them and which are not, this report is now the only thing holding up the sale and now it looks like they won’t get it back before our mortgage offer expires. Is there anything else that can be done?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - we wouldn’t be waiting on it if it wasn’t completely necessary. If you know which parts are maintained, it’s in a format issued by the authority recently and you know that’s what we want then I’d suggest the conveyancer submits that.
            They need to deal with it through the application process itself.

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            Comment by Sam Hollens posted on

            Thanks Adam,

            I can confirm that the sellers solicitor has sent to you guys yesterday. Can you confirm if it has been received? It is a road search from the county council highway dept

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - further info was supplied yesterday. I should stress that there were a number of issues raised with the solicitor (not just the one re the highway) and a site visit/survey is required.

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            Comment by Sam Holllens posted on

            Thanks for your reply Adam,
            I can confirm that this has all been done now. Has this been received? Are there other requirements still outstanding?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - we received a plan from the solicitor on the 10th. The application is now waiting for a site visit/survey to be carried out and reported on. Once done the processing office will contact the conveyancer to advise/confirm outcomes as appropriate

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      Comment by Sam Hollens posted on

      Thanks Adam, this was done on thursday and Friday last week, the surveyor said he was uploading it all to the land registry on Friday afternoon.

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Sam - understood but no record is showing against the application as yet. You need to rely on your conveyancer now to keep you updated re progress and next steps for example. They can check online as to progress for example. There is a process we have to follow re such applications so you will need to let that continue to happen.

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          Comment by Sam Hollens posted on

          Hi Adam,

          Sorry to bother you again, but my sellers solicitor isn’t having much joy in speaking to anyone and time is now very critical. My mortgage offer runs out in 8 days time and the land registry application is the only thing holding up the sale. Can you please tell me if the application has been completed yet please?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sam - the first registration of land adjoining Quarry Cottage was completed yesterday.

  86. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hello,

    I messaged last week and thanks to your help, our solicitor has filed an application for the freehold to be registered next to GM111492. Can you let me know if it has been marked urgent please as we have completed a personal statement for our circumstances and I was told that would be added to the application?

    Kind regards

    Paul

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - nothing lodged as yet against that title number

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        Comment by Paul posted on

        Thanks for the update, Adam.

        It might be that the application does not include that reference as my solicitor mentioned that the application went in at 12:35 on Monday. I'll try to find out more from them.

        Best wishes, Paul

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  87. Comment by kk posted on

    hi,

    We are in the process of buying 6 craigmore tower, gu22 7rb. The current owners are going to extend the leasehold and transfer it at exchange of contract. it is a share of freehold as well. Are you please able to confirm if the application was raised?
    Thanks

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  88. Comment by kk posted on

    Hi Adam,
    Does this explain extension of lease only or combined process of extension plus transfer ?
    And if the time taken will change if the expediate request is submitted by the vendors solicitors ?
    If yes what are the kind of proof required for this to be considered urgent..
    My mortgage will be running out before this 31 dec and now i am worried as it is not even filled by the vendors solicitors, have to apply for schools in that area before the applications closes.. 🙁

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      KK - if an application includes an extension of the term then it will take much longer than say an application to register a purchase on its own. So if you combine the two then it will take the longest time as a result.
      In my experience most buyers (mainly their lenders) won’t complete until the extension has been registered. That’s doesn’t mean it can’t happen though.
      If there is an urgency such as a confirmed purchase then the conveyancer can submit documentary evidence to confirm and ask us to expedite it. If we do the wait time is reduced to a couple of weeks.
      So there is a way forward but your conveyancer should be aware if all of this, including what your lender’s requirements are.

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        Comment by kk posted on

        Hi Adam,
        Thanks for the response. I have to chase the vendors solicitors on this as it will be filed by them . I will also ask them to send in the expediate request as I am confirmed buyer and to attach the MOS and lenders approval.
        Does that make this count for you to conider as urgent case ? or any other evidences are needed.
        I know it will differ from case to case but the amount of time is scary for me now.

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          KK - if there’s an evidential urgency then that should be enough.

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  89. Comment by Paul posted on

    Hello again

    I have contacted my solicitor to find out the status of our application and all the documents were couriered over on Monday this week. It is for 14 Macefin Avenue M21 7QQ (it may be a different reference to GM111492). Please can you let me know whether these are received yet?

    Kind regards

    Paul

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - correct property/title but nothing showing as yet. There can be a short delay between receipt and it being scanned into our systems.

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        Comment by Paul posted on

        Adam - I can't believe this and am numb: I have just found out that our original title deeds were sent to you 2nd class on Monday with no tracking.

        Our personal statement which should have been included with the application mentions my wife's condition and the stress that she has been under. This worry is making things worse.

        Please can you leave this comment open and let me know when they arrive if at all possible.

        Kind regards

        Paul

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Paul - I’m sorry that the distress continues. Can you email us at customer.service@landregistry.gov.uk please with the precise details re property/title number and the urgency involved. Please refer to blog comments and request to email also
          This is a blog so not the best place to share such details. It should be handled in private
          I’ll remove the comment history once you have confirmed email sent

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            Comment by Paul posted on

            Thank you Adam - I have emailed customer services. Paul

  90. Comment by Juliana Andrade posted on

    Hi, I am buying a house 45 Molyneux Square, PE7 8WA and we are just awaiting the ex wife vendor's name has been removed from deeds. Any change to have an up date from this case please.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Juliana - the application is still with us as it was incomplete. It looks as if that may have now been resolved (Friday PM) so hopefully it can be processed through asap. If there is any further delay then the lodging conveyancer should be aware and able to advise

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  91. Comment by Lucy S posted on

    Hello - my solicitor is going to ask for my application to be expediated, as it is holding up the sale of my flat. Can I please ask what the best evidence is that we can provide to you to support the request. We have the contract of sale signed by me, and we will provide that. Would anything else be helpful e.g. an e-mail from my conveyancing solicitor or other documentation? Many thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lucy - a copy of the signed contract would normally be sufficient

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  92. Comment by Robert Gott posted on

    Hi I’m waiting for a expedited land registry deed amendment to be completed on Snap Mill, Smarden, Kent TN27 8RB can you tell me if it’s been received and under review? It’s holding up a chain. Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Robert - we do have an application and it is under review by one of our lawyers so is progressing. You'll need to rely on the conveyancers who lodged the application to manage expectations/the chain re it's progress as they should be aware.

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        Comment by Robert Gott posted on

        Thank you, could you tell me if it’s being expedited?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  93. Comment by Rg posted on

    Adam this is an amazing service as this sort of information is priceless!

    Thank you.

    One last thing and I know you can’t give exact dates but typically from this point would you say it’s days, weeks or months? I’m not going to hold you to this but it’s just for us to know if moving before Xmas could be possible

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      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.

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        Comment by Robert Gott posted on

        Hi Adam, since we last spoke on here things have changed a fair bit with the application on Snap Mill, Smarden, Kent TN27 8RB. Do you have the latest from your end?

        many thanks,

        Rob

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          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

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            Comment by Robert Gott posted on

            Hi Adam, I had a message from the solicitor to say that the matter should be completed this week, is that the same your end? Thank you

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            Comment by Robert Gott posted on

            Hi Adam, I have been told by the solicitor that a response should be out this week. Is this the same your end?

            Many thanks

            Rob

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            Comment by ianflowers posted on

            Robert - I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. Not this week, I'm afraid. The solicitor acting has lodged some documentation today and this is likely to be considered on Monday (13th). Provided everything is in order, it should be completed shortly after that, but it's difficult to be more precise until the case has been fully considered.

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            Comment by Robert Gott posted on

            Hi Adam, on Friday Ian was hopeful everything would resolved yesterday on the land swap, do you know if everything went to plan?

            Many thanks

            Rob

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Robert - the application is still with us and waiting to be fully considered. Ian's reply was to explain how the conveyancer had submitted new documents to go with the application and that those would be added to the mix asap. As suggested the application should be considered shortly as it is expedited but everything then hinges on it being in order. If it is in order or if more details are needed then the conveyancer would be made aware (TT106322)

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            Comment by Robert Gott posted on

            Thanks for the update Adam, we are not aware of anything further outstanding so fingers crossed it will be sorted tomorrow.

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            Comment by Robert Gott posted on

            Good morning Adam, from my discussions yesterday with the solicitors there is noting more outstanding do you know if this is correct and if we are finally ready to move on with this? Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Robert - unfortunately more is required and they were contacted yesterday to request it (TT106322)

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            Comment by Robert Gott posted on

            Good morning Adam,

            Hopefully this will be my last post on here, I’m told all the information from your request on Thursday last week was returned the same day, can you please confirm if there is anything else holding up the application?

            You are by far the quickest response for information hence why I use this service, so thank you

            Rob

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Robert - the expedited application was completed yesterday morning

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      Comment by Robert Gott posted on

      Thank you Adam that’s great news. The solicitors are saying only half the documents are back, do you know if the other half will be back today?

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Robert - I don;t know what they mean by only half I'm afraid. If they are expecting more then I would suggest they contact us direct through the normal channel they would use.

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  94. Comment by Paul Oakley posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  95. Comment by kk posted on

    hi,
    We are in the process of buying 6 craigmore tower, gu22 7rb. As discussed earlier in chat the extension and transfer request is to be done but there has been a bit of confusion regarding the share of freehold title.
    Are you please able to confirm this is a share of freehold and any extension application been submitted yet ?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      kk - nothing submitted as yet.

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        Comment by kk posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thanks for the reply. Also if you are able to confirm that this is share of freehold please ?

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          kk - the freehold is owned by Craigmore Tower Limited. I imagine what you are referring to re a share of the freehold is to do with you buying a share in that company along with every other leasehold owner. If so then we don;t register such a change/transfer of share as the company remains the registered legal owner. I'd recommend you speak with your conveyancer to clarify what it is you are buying here

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            Comment by kk posted on

            hi adam,
            Thanks for the quick response. So as i understand in this scenario the share of freehold is not registered with HM registry but the shares of the company are transferred to me seperately, while the freehold name remains same with registry. and only the leasehold will be registered, extended and trasferred.

            Am i correct ?

            thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            kk - correct if that is how the freehold is set up. That is a common scenario as registering everyone individually and then having to transfer the freehold every time when a flat is sold can, as you can imagine, be extremely onerous.

  96. Comment by kk posted on

    Agreed adam.. Thanks for the details. I will have to chase the vendor solicitors on filling the extention request.

    Cheers

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  97. Comment by Emma posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Emma posted on

        Thanks for the quick response, Adam. Very much appreciated

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  98. Comment by Cherry posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  99. Comment by Gemma posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Gemma posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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            Comment by Gemma posted on

            Thanks Adam

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  100. Comment by kk posted on

    hi adam,
    Apologies for messaging again but if anything is filed for 6 craigmore tower, gu22 7rb.

    thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      kk - nothing submitted as yet

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        Comment by kk posted on

        thanks for the reply adam.. again chasing the vendor .. 🙁
        Thanks

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        Comment by kk posted on

        hi adam,

        hope you had a great christmas. I had a call with my solicitor and was informed that the process is underway for the extension of 6 craigmore tower, gu22 7rb, by seller solicitors.

        Is there anything filed yet please ?

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          KK - season’s greetings to you too. Nothing showing as yet. You’ll need to rely on your solicitir here. Once submitted they can track progress online.

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            Comment by kk posted on

            thanks for the reply ... but isnt it tracked by the vendors solicitor who have filed it ? or even my (buyer) solicitor will be able to track it too ?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            KK - anyone using our business e-services can track it. As over 85% of our business customers do I’d expect both to be able to do so.
            This is a blog article and whilst we will respond to comments of this nature it’s far better if the solicitors involved manage your expectations as there’s invariably far more involved in the conveyancing than the registration aspect alone.

  101. Comment by Hazel posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Hazel posted on

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

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  102. Comment by kk posted on

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

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  103. Comment by Jenna posted on

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

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  104. Comment by Jamie posted on

    Hi Adam,

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Jamie posted on

        Hi Adam,

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

        Many thanks in advance.
        Jamie

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  105. Comment by Toby Hammond posted on

    Hello Adam

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

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

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

    Many thanks in advance
    Toby

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Toby - I am replying as Adam is unavailable.

      Thank you for your kind comments.

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

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        Comment by Toby posted on

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

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  106. Comment by Steven King posted on

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

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

    The title number is SGL539251

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  107. Comment by Nick Corrin posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Nick Corrin posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  108. Comment by kk posted on

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

    Thanks

    Reply
  109. Comment by steven king posted on

    Hi,

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

    Steve

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  110. Comment by Sonya posted on

    Hi there

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

    Thanks
    Sonya

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

      Reply
  111. Comment by Jake posted on

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

    Lower Noyadde
    HR35JS

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  112. Comment by Toby Hammond posted on

    Hello Adam/Ian

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

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

    Many thanks in advance
    Toby

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  113. Comment by Ajmel Khan posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Ajmel Khan posted on

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  114. Comment by Danni posted on

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

    Thank you,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  115. Comment by Toby posted on

    Hi Adam

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

    Many thanks
    Toby

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  116. Comment by kkk posted on

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

    Thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

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

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  117. Comment by Louise Muller posted on

    Good afternoon,

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by Louise Muller posted on

        Thank you for your response.

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        Comment by Louise Muller posted on

        Hello Adam,

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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  118. Comment by Nelson Navarro posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by nelson navarro posted on

        Thank you so much, that is great news!

        Reply
  119. Comment by Kemi A posted on

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

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  120. Comment by Nadine Mills posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  121. Comment by kk posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I am buying a leasehold flat.

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

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

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  122. Comment by kk posted on

    hi adam,

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

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

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by kk posted on

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

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  123. Comment by shakeel posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  124. Comment by Kayleigh Appleby posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  125. Comment by Kayleigh Appleby posted on

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

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  126. Comment by Kayleigh Appleby posted on

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  127. Comment by shakeel posted on

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

    Regards

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

      Reply
  128. Comment by Shakeel Anjum posted on

    Thanks for your kind response

    Reply
  129. Comment by kk posted on

    hi adam,

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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        Comment by kk posted on

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

        Reply

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