https://hmlandregistry.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/12/getting-the-most-from-application-enquiry-part-2/

Getting the most from Application Enquiry part 2

This is the final part of our two part blog that will help our customers get the most from Application Enquiry, our online tool that supports the way they already monitor and manage registration applications.

Yesterday we offered two tips to land and property professionals who use our portal:

  • Tip 1: Search by ‘HM Land Registry Reference’ to save time and see specific information; and
  • Tip 2: Save application details for later.

 Today we pick up where we left off and continue with three more tips:

Tip 3: Check and verify discharge activity

If you have a title number of a property, you can view a list of the pending applications and official searches with priority against it.

If a pending application relates solely to a discharge of charge it will be easy to identify because the service flags this on the screen.

Alternatively, you can select ‘Discharge Activity’ to find out whether any charges have been discharged against this title number within the previous 30 calendar days.

This is gives you an easy way to check if we have received a discharge before you send us your own application.

If any discharged charges are revealed you can then select the ‘Verify Details’ link to input the charge date and confirm details relating to the discharged charge(s). You can then print the page - select ‘Printer-Friendly Version’.

Tip 4: The limitations of requesting more information about the progress of an application

If you need information about the progress of an application you should be able to find what you need from the ‘application details’ screen. If this doesn’t contain the information you need, you can request more information with the ‘Still need to contact us?’ link within the service, although the information in Application Enquiry is often the best information we have.

If you make a request for more information, we will respond by email within 24 hours. It is rarely possible to predict an application’s completion time with any certainty and in most cases we can only give an indication of when your application will be completed (which will often mirror the average timescale already shown as part of the service).

It’s also important to note that in most cases, we can only provide more information to the person who submitted the application.

Tip 5: You can ask us to expedite an application if it’s urgent

When your application is urgent (maybe it’s holding up a transaction?), you can ask us to expedite it under certain circumstances. If we approve your request, we will process your application sooner. If you have sent us everything we need, we should be able to complete it quickly.

Please note that we will usually only consider such requests from the organisation that sent us the application.

To make a request to expedite an application, click on the ‘Still need to contact us?’ button within Application Enquiry, then complete your contact details and select the ‘Request an expedite’ option.

Select the expedition reason from the drop down menu and don’t forget to send us the supporting evidence. We will need this to validate your request. When we have assessed your request, we will email you our decision.

Final tip

Don't forget that Our guide explains how Business e-services customers can check applications to HM Land Registry through the portal.

We want to hear from you

Have you found these five tips useful? Tell us what you think of them in the comments section below. We also want to know what you like about the service, and we invite you to share any tips you have for other land or property professionals.

We’d also like to hear from you if you are not using the service - please do tell us why. The features in Application Enquiry have been developed and tested with customers. We are always looking to improve our services and your feedback can help us do that.

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  1. Comment by Sarah posted on

    Hi,
    Our solicitor started a application on Friday 1st and expedite the application.
    We receive a letter on Friday 8th stating we need a ordnance surveyor survey to up date your files in order to complete the application which can take up to 2 weeks.
    We are in urgent need of this sorting other wise the sale is going to fall through.
    Are you able to advise if it will be quicker than this and how long does it take once the surveyor has been out for the application being complete and notified to my solicitor ?

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Sarah. Hi. Our surveys requests are passed to Ordnance Survey to deal with and they should be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time to visit. If an expedite has been granted, the urgency should have been noted on the survey request, but please contact your solicitor who can check the position with us or contact us directly us using our online form or by phone with details and we'll look into it.

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi. We've already responded to your general points re the survey. As to how long it will take once the survey has been completed, this will very much depend result of the survey, the application type and whether any additional issues / points arise. Your solicitor is best placed to check the position with us.

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        Comment by Sarah posted on

        Hi Ian,
        Thanks for the reply.
        I believe we are applying for the land to be registered as no one has ever owned it and it’s a small section of our front garden.
        Will our solicitor be able to check the progress of what stage we are at ?
        We are hoping it’s as straight forward as registering the land to us.
        What is the time scale or the surveyor reporting back to Land Registry?
        We believe it’s been treated as a urgent matter but nothing moves very quickly and it’s very stressful.
        Thank you

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Hi, you're welcome. I should mention that where an application is made for first registration based on possession of the land rather than title deeds, there is a lot to consider. One of the main aspects is that without title deeds, we cannot ignore the possibility that a third party may be holding 'title' to the land. These are amongst the most complex types of application that we receive requiring the consideration of senior staff and depending on the result of the survey, notices may need to be served which delay the process further.

          While the due process described above cannot be circumvented, the expedition will ensure that the application proceeds to each stage as quickly as possible. It should also be noted that if the application proceeds to notice then time will need to be allow for the recipients of the notice to respond. Also, if notice is served, the recipients may object or give a counter notice which will inevitably also result in a further delay. It appears unlikely that this will happen in this case, but I think it is best for you to be aware of the possibility.

          Your solicitor can check progress through electronic business channels and also to contact us if needed to chase progress.

          I hope this information is helpful in clarifying the position and please be assured that we are progressing the application as quickly as our procedures and governing legislations allows.

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  2. Comment by Simon taylor posted on

    Hi, I’m currently in the process of taking my name (Simon Graham Taylor) off the title of the property 17 Pickering Road, Liverpool, L36 4AJ.

    Could I ask the have this application expedited as I am unable to complete the completion of my new property as I am using a help to buy. - the process so far has taken nearly 3 months and I was supposed to complete on the 14th Dec 2018 - my property developers are close to pulling my purchase.

    Cheers Si
    X

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi. We received this application on 4 February. On 7 February, we wrote to the solicitors acting setting out the points that needed to be addressed for the application to be in order. To date, we have not received a reply. There will be little benefit in expedition as once the solicitors have complied with the outstanding points, we will be in position to complete the application.

      If you need to check progress, the solicitor acting will be best placed to confirm that latest position.

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        Comment by Simon Taylor posted on

        Can i ask if the files have been resubmitted with correct information?

        What time scale do you recon it would take till completion at LR?

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Simon - We have received a response from the solicitors acting, but two of the points raised remain outstanding. We will contact the solicitors today to remind them of this. The outstanding points are reasonably straightforward, so we don't anticipate a lengthy delay, but we are obviously dependent on the solicitors in this respect.

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  3. Comment by Sarah posted on

    Hi?
    Are you able to advise the status of title
    Sk391644.
    It’s and expedited case and hoped the documents would of been ready for our solicitor. It’s urgent pending a house sale ! Thank you

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi. We have arranged for Ordnance Survey to inspect the land which is standard procedure in these types of cases. We sent a letter to you on 8 February informing you of this.

      We have also written to the solicitors acting to request that they pay the balance of fees outstanding which includes the inspection fee.

      Once the solicitors have complied with the request and the results of the inspection have been received, the case can be considered further.

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        Comment by Sarah posted on

        Thank you,
        We had the surveyor out yesterday to the property , how long does it take for them to upload their info ?
        The person advised me they submit it ASAP.
        Also our solicitor notified us he paid on Thursday 7th they had paid the £40 from their direct debit account but we have not been informed of any more fees ?
        Are you able to advise us of these so we can chase this up with our solicitor as this is delaying us getting anywhere !
        Thank you

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Sarah, I understand the urgency but I should mention that this type of application where title is not based on deeds is one of the most complex applications we process involving a number of procedural stages and the consideration senior staff. The applications expedited status provides a marker within our system that the application should be hastened at all stages.

          As you know, these applications involve an onsite inspection of the land and this takes up to 2 weeks. The case, including the results of the survey, will need to be considered by senior staff as mentioned. We will normally need to give notice of the application to any person who, from the information available or from our local knowledge, may have an interest in the land. We then have to wait for the time period (around 3 weeks) relating to the notices we have served to expire.

          It should also be noted that if the application proceeds to notice then the recipients of the notice may of course object or give a counter notice which will inevitably delay the process further. Any such objection may be unlikely in this case, but I think it best to make you aware of the possibility. We may also need to raise further queries with the solicitors lodging the application and wait for their replies.

          We wrote to the solicitors acting for their consent to debit a further £30 from their account to cover the inspection fee. We have not heard back from them yet.

          The due process described above cannot be circumvented, but as mentioned this will be progressed as quickly as possible. Your solicitor is best placed to advise you on the progress of the application.

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  4. Comment by Jenna Lewis posted on

    Hello,

    Since our offer was accepted on 25th November for 7 Carr Bank, Boarsgreave Lane, Rossendale BB4 7EF we have come across a few hurdles. I now believe that one of those hurdles is being dealt with through yourselves. Our solicitor found that a section of the front garden is not registered to the current owners. The current owners have had continued use of the land since they purchased in 1998, the land being enclosed within a stone wall around the property, they weren't actually aware they didn't hold title over the land.
    I understand the current owners are coming into your offices to sign a declaration, I also believe the solicitors have filed to expedite this case.
    I suppose my message is a plea really, after selling our property on 1st February we are currently living with our family in a 2 bedroom bungalow with an 11 month old baby and two dogs! (not ideal). Registering this land to the current owners is the only thing holding up our completion now.

    I understand their solicitors have taken their time in applying for possessory over the land, as we raised the issue back in December (they just seemed to try to get around the issue), and this isn't your problem, but could I ask that someone please treat this case with absolute urgency? We are getting pretty desperate now.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jenna Lewis

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jenna - I'm afraid I cannot find a record of such an application having as yet been submitted. The sellers would not come into our offices to sign a declaration but would do this through their solicitor.
      In the circumstances I would suggest contacting the solicitor to ask them for the provisional title number and case reference we have allocated on receipt. They should have received an acknowledgement of this if it has been submitted as suggested. I can double check again if you can obtain that for me please

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        Comment by Jenna Lewis posted on

        Thanks Adam. Maybe I misunderstood and the sellers are signing the paperwork at the solicitors today ready for submission. So hopefully, this will be with you tomorrow.

        Fingers crossed!

        Thanks again

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  5. Comment by Jenna Lewis posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I just wondered if you had now received this case? I am going to chase the solicitor today also, but thought I may as well contact you direct also.

    Just to send another plea over to you also, as well as struggling where we are temporarily living at the moment. If we don’t complete our sale before 2nd of May we are will lose a £5000 early repayment fee from our potted mortgage.

    I would really appreciate any help with this.

    Many Thanks

    Jenna

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  6. Comment by Jenna Lewis posted on

    Hi Adam, me again! Please tell me you are in receipt of this case now? 🙂

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jenna - an application has been received and added to our systems on 19th March with a provisional title number LAN218397. The average processing time for a first registration is 34 working days currently

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  7. Comment by Jenna Lewis posted on

    Is that including if it’s been expedited? We are in a really desperate position, with a potential of losing a lot of money through no fault of our own. Other than requesting it to be expedited is there anything further we can do to speed up the process? Sorry for the million questions, I understand there is a process, however would appreciate any advise! We would also like to relieve our Nan of her 5 house guests!

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jenna - that is when it is expedited. Each stage will have an average timescale attached but it is still processed as quickly as possible so nothing more can be done until the stages are completed.

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  8. Comment by Katie posted on

    Can appeals be made not to expedite an application?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Katie - you can ask us to do anything but the key person is the person/firm lodging the application

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  9. Comment by Hayley posted on

    Hi my solicitor and neighbours solicitor has sent a urgent letter over to your selfs about a mix up of land that has been registered at the back of our houses address irwell road, Warrington do you have any idea when we will hear a reply from yours selfs? As the sale of my house is involved and I’m ready to exchange but I can’t till this is resolved I’m worried my buyers are going to pull out thanks hayley

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hayley - if they have written to query it then we would normally look to respond within 5/6 working days. If there is a mix up and the registered titles need to be corrected/amended then we would need applications against both and the timescales may then be longer. You should check with the solicitor(s) involved to clarify exactly what is happening, how and possible timescales from their perspective

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        Comment by Hayley posted on

        Hi Adam just wanted to check if you have you received anything for my Solisiters yet? Thanks hayley

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Hayley - you have not provided any details re the property/title involved so I cannot check.

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            Comment by Hayley posted on

            13 Irwell Road and 19 Irwell Road thank you x

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Hayley - many thanks but where are they? Post code?

  10. Comment by Hayley posted on

    The post code is wa46ba thanks Adam

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hayley - we have received an enquiry from your own conveyancer today. The title number is CH606679. As it refers to a possible amend of the registered title it will be considered by the processing office and responded to as quickly as possible.

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        Comment by Hayley posted on

        Thank you adam is there anyway I can keep and update of this online? Thanks hayley

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Hayley - I'm afraid not. You need to rely on your solicitor here as we will respond direct to them and would not be able to share specific details with you other than if we have responded for example.

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  11. Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

    There's a pending application on my address 257 Dukinfield Road would you be able to give me a time scale of when it will be completed as the sale of the house is pending. It should of completed last month
    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sharon - what's the full address/title number please?

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        Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

        The address is
        257 Dukinfield Road
        Hyde
        Cheshire
        SK14 4QE

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sharon - there is no pending application against that title currently (GM402973)

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  12. Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

    Hi
    I left a message on the 15 May about garden land transfer on my property
    257 Dukinfield Road
    Hyde
    Cheshire
    SK14 4QE
    Bellway homes are gifting the land, the sale of my house is pending. Bellway homes solicitor's have put an application to expedite I was wondering if you could let me know of any progress
    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sharon - the application is one of a large string of applications to transfer parcels of land by Bellway. I can see that a request to expedite the application has been submitted but that has yet to be considered. I'll log your contact and flag it with the processing office so that they can respond.

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        Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

        Thank you for the quick response I take it there is no time scale to when it will be considered?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sharon - I'm afraid not but I wouldn't expect it to take too long but everything depends on whether it can be expedited and then that it is in order. If it is expedited then it would normally be considered within 10 working days

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  13. Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

    If it isn't expedited would you no able to tell me when the application was received and how long does it normally take, it's been 3 months and I'm really anxious about losing my sale

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sharon - it was received on 1st May. The current backlog of this type of work means that if it is not expedited then it is very likely to be several weeks before it is considered/registered

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        Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

        Hi i was wondering if you could give me an update on
        257 Dukinfield Road
        Hyde
        SK14 4QE
        The garden land has been expedited
        Thank you

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sharon - the application was completed on the 28th May

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            Comment by Sharon Mccurrie posted on

            Hi does that mean the garden land is now transferred on to my property?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sharon - the land has been registered under a new title. It would not be added to your existing title unless it could be and it had been applied for. In this case as your property is mortgaged we would have refused such a request.

  14. Comment by JamesTP posted on

    Hi

    I have a lease extension for 29 St Marys House, PO36AB that was submitted at the start of February, we have been allocated Title Number PM34904, can you give me a rough timescale you would expect this to be completed at the moment?

    I have accepted an offer and the buyer cannot progress until the registration is complete so will request to expedite (I wasn't aware this was an option till today), is 7-10 days to complete if this is accepted?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      James - the application was submitted on 11 Feb and the current backlog means that it is likely to be several weeks yet before it is considered. If it is expedited then we would normally consider it within 10 working days. Everything then depends on it being in order

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        Comment by JamesTP posted on

        Hi Adam

        Thanks for the prompt response.

        I believe the request to expedite was put in on Friday. Can you confirm that this has been received?

        Thanks
        James

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          James - a request to expedite was submitted on Friday. That is now with the processing office to consider/approve.

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  15. Comment by Raazia Sethi posted on

    Hi I am trying to buy a property but we came to know part of rear garden was not registered. Last week we were told the process was expedited. Kindly can you please check if an application has been made to expedite the process.
    The address is 197 Whitchurch road,
    Harold hill, RM3 9AA.
    ROMFORD.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Raazia - the application itself was received on 24th May and included a request for expedition. That request hasn't been considered as yet but should be this week

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        Comment by Raazia Khurram posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for your prompt reply,

        If application is considered for expedition, does it mean that there are no issues and land will definitely be registered?
        if application is considered for expedition , how long will take for the part of land to get registered?
        thanks for your help

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Raazia - expedition simply shortens the time between receipt and consideration, so just the wait time. It's only when it is considered that decisions are made as to whether it can be completed/registered.

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  16. Comment by Beth posted on

    Hi,

    What is the average time for an expedited land registry application to be completed?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Beth - expedition means that it should be considered within 10 working days of that approval. If it is in order and no wider checks are required then it will be completed at the same time.

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  17. Comment by Raazia Khurram posted on

    Hi, as discussed earlier kindly if you can let us know if the application for
    197 Whitchurch road, RM3 9AA is considered for expedition or not yet?
    Kind regards,
    Raazia

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Raazia - the solicitor requested expedition late last Thursday. That request has yet to be considered but should be shortly

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  18. Comment by Richard posted on

    Hi,
    Would it be possible to check the progress of our garage lease, attached to 5 Bells House, Giddylake, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2QU? This is now holding up a chain and we are all keen to move. We were told by our solicitor that it has been requested to be expedited. I think this was sent on the 14th May. Please could you confirm if the application to expedite has been agreed, and a possible timescale for the registration to be completed.
    Kind regards,
    Richard

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Richard - the application was received on the 14th May. There's no record of a request to expedite with the application so I'd suggest following that up with the solicitor to confirm/submit such a request along with documentary evidence of the onward sale. There is a process for doing that which links to the live application

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        Comment by Richard posted on

        Thank you Adam for your prompt reply, this is really useful. We have chased it up with our solicitor this morning. We make be back in touch with you 🙂

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        Comment by Richard posted on

        Hi Adam,
        We went back to our solicitor as you suggested. They say an expedite was requested.
        After further follow up from the solicitor, we have been advised... "the registration should be in by the 17/06 that’s when the requisition ( land registry enquiries) are due to cancel and they have dealt with what was needed to be done so anticipated to be back by Monday."

        As it is now Wednesday, and we still haven't received any news regarding our application, we were wondering if you could find any information your side to support this?

        Many thanks
        Richard

        (re: garage lease, attached to 5 Bells House, Giddylake, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2QU)

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Richard - the information I can see shows an application to register a new lease for the garage as being received on 16th May. There has been no request to expedite it. The correspondence between us and them, which expired on 17th June, refers to a request by us for them to submit a certified copy of the lease. That was raised as a preliminary requisition on receipt. It did not relate to full consideration/registration I'm afraid which is likely to be several weeks away unless they ask it to be expedited and provide documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. Sorry but it seems they may have misinterpreted the correspondence from us to them on 16th May

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            Comment by Richard posted on

            Thank you again Adam, your information regarding our application has been EXTREMELY helpful & enabled our solicitors to follow up accordingly.
            Hopefully, we are on the right track now, we have just received the following update from them:
            "...We have chased the land registry accordingly and expressed our urgency for this matter to be expedited as soon as possible..."
            Assuming you have everything you need now(?), is it too premature to go back to our original question & seek advice for a possible timescale?
            Many thanks
            Richard

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Richard - if expedition is approved then we would advise the solicitor that we will aim to consider their application within 10 working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order

  19. Comment by Natalie posted on

    Good morning,

    Would it be possible to check the progress the registration of the land for The Mews, Sheinton, SY5 6DN. We were told by our solicitor that the application was submitted on 12/06/2019 and due to the sale which will follow a request would be made for the application to be expedited.

    Without the application being dealt with urgency the chain is being held up as contacts cannot be exchanged until the land has been registered. All parties are keen to complete and move.

    Please could you confirm if the application to expedite has been agreed, and a possible timescale for the registration to be completed.

    Kind regards,
    N Baldwin

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Natalie - I can confirm that the application (SL260423) was added to the system on 13th June. I cannot see any record of a request to consider expediting it. The lodging solicitor would be the one to submit such a request and evidence of the linked sale/purchase. I'd suggest checking with them as to whether such a request has been made and if so how.
      A request to expedite, if approved, means that it should be considered within 10 working days of being expedited

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        Comment by Natalie posted on

        Good morning Adam

        With regards to the application (SL260423) (The Mews, Sheinton, Sy5 6DN) can you confirm it a request to consider expediting it has now been received?

        Regards
        Natalie

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Natalie - no record of such a request is with the application

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            Comment by Natalie posted on

            Hi Adam

            Thanks for getting back to me can you confirm who the lodging solicitor is?

            Regards

            Natalie

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Natalie - Hatchers.

  20. Comment by RPE posted on

    Hello, my application to expedite a first registration was accepted 10 working days ago.

    Can you tell me if its going to be completed today? 42 Arcadian Gardens, Hadleigh, SS7 2RP

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      RPE - it won;t be completed today I'm afraid. We are waiting on the lodging solicitor to provide more information

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        Comment by RPE posted on

        Ta, Have an awesome day! #bestcustomerservice #adamforpm

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  21. Comment by Ryan Everitt posted on

    Hello, did you receive the additional documentation OK?

    42 Arcadian Gardens, Hadleigh, SS7 2RP

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  22. Comment by Ryan Everitt posted on

    Do you know when Land Registry sent the query about the Land Charges entry to the solicitors Carpenter & Co?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ryan - it was earlier this month but I would recommend you contact the solicitor(s) directly for an update on the current state of play.

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  23. Comment by Dominic Anson posted on

    Can you please tell me if you have received and processed the application for expedite .? as we haven’t had a decision and this was put in on Tuesday

    The mews, sheinton, Sy56dn

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Dominic - Your request was approved today. Further consideration & processing of the application will start straightaway.

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        Comment by Dominic Anson posted on

        Thank you for your response.
        Are we looking at the 10 working days for completion on this now then.?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Dominic - expedition means that the application should be considered within 10 working days of that approval. Completion then depends on it being in order and no wider checks being required

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  24. Comment by IreneLP posted on

    Hello, our application has been pending since March and it is holding up the completion on the sale of my apartment. According to the solicitor, 2 requests to expedite were made and my buyer is threatening to pull out. Can you please confirm you have received the requests and that you are able to complete the registration?
    Flat C, 112 Blackheath Road, SE10 8DA
    Thank you,
    Irene

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Irene - the application is still waiting to be considered. I can see one request for expedition recorded against the application made at the time it was submitted. However that was refused. I'll log and refer your further contact to the processing office to add to the record and for them to reconsider expedition.

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  25. Comment by Irene Lo Porto posted on

    Thank you Adam. My solicitor should have uploaded last week a letter from the buyers solicitor to support the expedition request. I will chase them. Thank you very much for your assistance!

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  26. Comment by Nat posted on

    Good afternoon

    Can you please provide an update with regards to the application which has been made in regards to the Land Adjoining The Woodlands, Cressage, Shrewsbury, SY5 6DN.

    Many thanks

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Nat - I can confirm that the application was received on 3 June and has been given initial consideration. These types of application may require an onsite inspection / survey and service of notice which can result in an unavoidable delay.

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  27. Comment by Lazarus Lebechi posted on

    Good morning,

    Tis relates to 4 Malcolm Close, Oakfield Road, Penge SE20 8RL. I bought this act auction on 12 February 2019 with completion on 12 March 2019. Following a complete refurbishment, I have a buyer for 4 Malcolm Close but fear that the delay in processing two important pending applications with HM Land Registry would destroy the sale prospects.

    Please can you let me know if anything is holding up two pending applications.
    Application 1:
    Application lodged by THE FOSTER PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
    On 14.Mar.2019 At: 14:45:00
    Applicant reference: Auction.LEB4/1
    HM Land Registry reference: L514ZSQ.

    Application 2:
    This very important pending applicantion relates to the registration of the extended lease on 4 Malcolm Close, details as follows:
    Application lodged by AK LAW (LONDON) LIMITED
    On 21.Jan.2019 At: 15:03:15
    Applicant reference: GOL0046/TR
    HM Land Registry reference: AAC3405.

    I very much look forward to hearing back from you.

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Good afternoon. These are associated applications as and as we process applications in strict priority order, the lease extension (our reference AAC3405) is the key one for affecting our processing timescales. That application is still awaiting processing and so we won't know at this stage whether any points will arise which could delay things further. AK LAW can contact us to request the we prioritise / expedite the applications citing and giving evidence of your dependent transaction. If granted, the cases will then move through each stage as quickly as possible.

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        Comment by Lazarus Lebechi posted on

        Good Morning Ian,
        I have been told that AK Law will request the expedition of the higher priority lease extension application (your reference AAC3405). Please can you confirm whether an expedition request has been made.
        Many thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Lazarus - nothing as yet. They would do that online direct to their application

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Adam,
            Thank you very much.

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Good Afternoon,

            Sorry to chase again, but please are you able to advise whether a request to expedite has come from AK Law?

            Many thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lazarus - no request is showing as being received against their application (AAC3405) as yet

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Good Afternoon,
            Sorry to chase again, but please can you tell me whether you have now received a request to expedite on application AAC3405.
            Many thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lazarus - I'm afraid not. We did write to the solicitor on the 11th July and are awaiting their reply though.

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Adam,
            Most disappointing indeed, as the solicitor had assured me this matter was a top priority. Thanks for all your help.

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Morning Adam,
            AK Law have informed me they have now responded to the requisition of 11 July. Please can you confirm if this is the case. If it is, please can you also give me some idea of how soon (a) the new lease registration and (b) the two outstanding purchase registrations can be processed.
            Many thanks!

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lazarus - they replied late yesterday afternoon. Sp that reply will be referred to the caseworker and considered along with next steps. That should be fairly quickly and within 48hrs but we can;t be definitive re timescale I'm afraid

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Adam - Thank you very much.

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Adam,
            New lease and purchase by LEB Properties Ltd now all registered (SGL799749). Problem is the Land Registry wrongly gave the purchase date as 05/08/19 rather than 12/03/19. On 5 August my solicitor asked that this be corrected but has only been told the request has been forwarded to the appropriate department. I believe she chased this on 09 August.

            As there is a sale that is in danger of collapse over this, please can I ask that this simply correction be made ASAP.

            Thanks a lot!

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lazarus - it's been done now.

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            Comment by Lazarus posted on

            Finally, Adam, can I put on record that this blog medium is, by miles, the best government service I have received / encountered in 20 years of dealings with central and local government. If there is a way for me to leave a review or otherwise let your senior managers know, I will happily do so.

            THANK YOU!

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lazarus - thank you and I'll pass the feedback on. Strictly speaking we should not use the blog as a means to manage such matters as the specific enquiries raised don;t relate to the actual blog article directly
            Having said that we do appreciate that it is an online channel and users will invariably enquire using it in that way. We do provide an online forum and contact form where such matters are often best raised/aired, especially by citizen customers for example but as your title is now resolved you may not have cause to use it any time soon. And if anyone else visits this blog/comment then I'd encourage them to use the forum if they can as you'll find the same responses and assistance there https://support.landregistry.gov.uk/landregistry/?utm_medium=GOV.UK&utm_source=govuk&utm_campaign=death_contact_page_to_support_forum&utm_content=web_page

  28. Comment by Lazarus posted on

    Ian,

    This is very helpful. Thank you very much.

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  29. Comment by Christopher Brownbill posted on

    Hi,

    my solicitor has submitted TP1, AP1 and ID1 to transfer part of our neighbours garden (they have obviously agreed) but I am not sure if my solicitor included proof of sale offer as evidence for expedition of the process so I called HM Land Registry Help Line 0300 006 0411 and was told I could email the evidence myself to centralteam@hulloffice@landregistry.gov.uk will this be ok? The references to my application are TA165D1 and TW Brownbill 01963/3. The sale is in danger of falling through unless it can be resolved quickly. How can I find out if it has been expedited?
    thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Christopher - the application was submitted yesterday along with a request to consider expediting it. That request will be looked at asap and a decision made. If it is expedited then that usually means that it is considered within 10 working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order of course.
      I would suggest specking to your solicitor early next week to ask them to check and confirm if expedition has been granted.

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  30. Comment by Chris posted on

    Hi, we have requested expedite on an urgent case as this is preventing an ongoing remortgage and causing financial difficulty due to not being able to release equity to pay off debts.

    Please can we have an update on an expedite request which was sent on 18th July 2019?

    The original Title deeds deeds were issued in april 2019 and this has still not been completed to date.

    the application reference No is: GA697FB.

    Many Thanks,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Chris - I can't see any request to expedite with the application I'm afraid. Your conveyancer can make the request through their online business e-services account straight to the application along with documentary evidence. If they have contacted us through some other channel then I'm afraid I have been unable to identify their request

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  31. Comment by Chris posted on

    Hi Adam,

    When we called up the Land Tegistry office and spoke with the lady on the phone she instructed us to email “Centralteam.leicesteroffice@landregistry.org.co.uk”.

    This was sent from the following email address on Thursday 18th July 2019: Chris.clews21@gmail.com.

    If this is incorrect can you please send us the correct email address and we will forward you our request.

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      Comment by Chris posted on

      Please also note that we have already had 1No mortgage offer expire as they were awaiting completion of our case with the land registry. Any assistance would be much appreciated.
      Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Chris - many thanks. Nothing showing against your email address/name re a previous contact but I assume that is who 'we' is? You can use our online contact form for such requests but it should come from the solicitor who submitted the application along with documentary evidence as mentioned. You should have been advised of that when you rang. Apologies. I'll log the details under your name and email address and refer it but please ask your solicitor to do as mentioned also

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        Comment by Chris posted on

        Thanks Adam. I have just emailed our solicitor to request this so I’m hoping that they will contact you via your online portal. Can you also provide us with an update/timeline for completion on our application number? Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Chris - you will get an email from the support team re the referred incident/request for expedition as per your comments made here. The solicitor, if he does as you have asked, will also get a response. If an application is expedited then we would generally consider it within 10 working days of that expedition. Everything then hinges on it being in order

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  32. Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I wonder if you could tell me if a First Registration App has been received and if the solicitor has requested it to be expedited

    JW

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jayne - the solicitor should be able to confirm for you but if you have the title number/our reference then I can check

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  33. Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

    I believe the title number is LLP:MA:093955/0001

    61 Ancaster Rd
    IPSWICH
    IP2 9AJ

    Much appreciated.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jayne - nothing showing as received as yet against that property

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        Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

        Thank you for checking Adam. We are being told this has been done. Would you mind checking again at the end of play today?
        Thanks J

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jayne - if they have lodged it today then it won't show up in the system straightaway. If they have then the average timescale is around 28 working days at present so your solicitor can keep you informed re progress

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            Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

            Good morning Adam, I wonder if I could ask you to check if the application has been submitted now please.
            Thanks J

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jayne - nothing

  34. Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

    Thank you Adam. Would you expect an application for first registration, with a request to be expedited (which according to the solicitors was submitted last Weds) to appear on your systems by now?

    Again gratefully yours,
    J

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jayne - I would but if it was delayed in delivery for any reason then it may appear tomorrow at the very latest

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        Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

        Hello Adam. Me again! Would it be possible for you to check the application for our property once more please. If the solicitor sent it when they say they did - then I would be most surprised if you hadn’t received something by now. Yourself hopefully J

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jayne - still nothing against 61 ANCASTER ROAD, IPSWICH IP2 9AJ

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            Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

            Hi Adam, please could you check the Ancaster Road address for any applications before I send a very strong email to our agents. Thanks once again. J

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jayne - still nothing showing. Whilst there can be a short delay between receipt and it appearing in our systems that would not be longer than 2/3 working days in my experience

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            Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

            Hi Adam please could check if the application has been submitted with request to expedite. I’m very grateful for you doing this. I cannot get a response from my agent or their solicitor to chase them which is incredibly frustrating. 61 Ancaster road. Ip1 4EP. Cheers J

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jayne - I thought it was IP2 9AJ? Nothing lodged as yet

  35. Comment by M posted on

    Hi Adam we are buying a house 39 Melwood Drive L12 and the process is taking a long time. I have just received the following from my solicitor 'The property is unregistered but there is a pending first registration which we need further details on. If the seller has started the process of registration at the land registry we will have to wait until that is finalised before being able to proceed. It would be unusual for them to do that as it can take a lot of time to be processed at the land registry and we would normally do it on completion. ' can you check if this is near completion please as my mortgage offer will expire if it goes over too long thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      M - if they have lodged it then it can only been in the last few days as nothing is showing against 39 L12 (8RL) as yet. And if it is still in the receipt pipeline then you are looking at 5-6 weeks on average before it is registered.
      You have 2 options as such - if your solicitor is happy to complete and then register for the first time then that is one but some lenders are resistant to that and prefer the seller to register first. Or ask the seller's solicitor to contact us with a copy of your mortgage offer expiry letter from your lender and a request for us to expedite their application. They can do that once we have confirmed receipt of their application. If we can expedite then that reduces the wait time to 10 working days or less after which everything hinges on it being in order of course.

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  36. Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

    Hi Adam, yes I am so sorry it is IP1 9AJ!

    Solicitors have told us that land registry have been In touch with them to ask for another document!? I’m guessing something should be appearing on your system if that is the case? Thank you for being so helpful. I’m not sure what to think, they said they have sent it on the 14th August. I will leave you in peace now. Best wishes Adam. Jayne 🙂

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jayne - all I can suggest is next time you ask them for an update get the provisional title number and case reference. As you state I should be able to see something as attached to the address but as yet the system does not show it. But the title number/reference will solve it

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        Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

        Hi Adam,

        I had rather hoped we would have had the info from our solicitors by now, sadly not. Please could you check the status of the LR application for 61 Ancaster Rd IP2 9AJ.
        Cheers in advance

        Jayne

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          Comment by ianflowers posted on

          Jayne - I'm replying as Adam is unavailable. I can confirm that an application in relation to No. 61 was lodged by the solicitors acting on 4 September but I regret it could not proceed due to an important omission in the documents lodged and was therefore cancelled. The solicitors acting were informed of this on 5 September.

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            Comment by Jayne Williams posted on

            Hello Ian. Thank you for the information, very useful. I wonder if you could provide us with an update or at least if the application is now with you. Sadly we still receive very little or no info from our sellers lawyers. 61 Ancaster Road. IP2 9AJ.

            Thank you Jayne

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jayne - nothing showing as having been received as yet

  37. Comment by Nick Beere posted on

    Hi, could you please update us on status of application CYM776032 as we havn't heard anything since OS site visit about 8 weeks ago.. Many Thanks .. Mr Beere.

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