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Getting the most from Application Enquiry part 2

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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 portal 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 Katie posted on

    Can appeals be made not to expedite an application?

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      Comment by David Radley posted on

      Good Morning,

      My solicitor submitted a response to an enquiry (submitting an RX1 Form) for my property purchase in May and are saying that its not done yet because of delays in the Land Registry (due to a back log linked to Covid 19). I wanted to confirm if this backlog is now cleared and if it will be completed any time soon? Property: 60 Horninglow Road, Burton on Trent, DE14 2PR.

      Best regards

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        David - we still have a backlog and are processing applications as quickly as we can. Please do continue to bear with us https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#contents

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          Comment by David posted on

          Hi AdamH,

          Thank you for your reply. Can you please let me know how long I can expect the delay to last. As currently it is preventing me remortgaging the property which is having very serious financial implications?

          Thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            David - the application has been with us since March. It has been processed to a point but we are waiting on the conveyancer to submit additional and essential details. The last we heard from them was in early June so I’m assuming they are reliant on others to resolve. I’d recommend speaking to your conveyancer to confirm

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            Comment by David Radley posted on

            AdamH - I have been told by the solicitor that this has already been done and it is still delayed. Is it possible for you to check for me if this has happened please as I informed them over a month ago of the urgency aspect. Thanks.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            David - I had checked hence my amended reply re progress. They asked for more time and then also asked for expedition. However we can’t expedite it if we are reliant on their providing more details. If they satisfy the outstanding points then it can proceed

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      Comment by George Thomas posted on

      Morning

      The ST1 Application form has been recieved by land registry and is showing under the pplication enquiry as 'awaiting processing'

      How can I expedite the application through Application Enquiry?

      We are waiting for a small piece of land to be added to the Title as this is holding up the sale of the property.

      Kind Regards
      George

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        George - use the Contact form to request expedition and submit that with the required documentary evidence

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          Comment by George Thomas posted on

          Hi Adam

          That’s great, I’ve found the form.

          What would be suitable evidence to upload to demonstrate this is holding up the property sale?

          Regards
          George

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            George - a copy of the memorandum of sale

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      Comment by Mark housden posted on

      Hi my solicitor has sent of for first registration of house in June we need this to put the house in auction ..before the 15% tax bracket in March ends..my solicitor says you can only expedite houses if you're in financial need...how long is this going to take house now empty and being a listed building deteriorating can I chase application or keep on at solicitor ..

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Mark - first registrations are waiting 6+ months in most cases before being considered. If there’s an urgency, such as a financial hardship or a linked and dependent transaction.
        So I assume it all depends when the tax break ends and I think that’s not 7ntil March next year?

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          Comment by Mark housden posted on

          That's fine if you say six months plus this seems very drawn out is there anyway I can check progress my self or is it the solicitor who has to do this?....postcode sg193jj...on the website it says approx 42 working days so I just cant understand six months plus...as I'm looking to move to a property myself seems frustrating thanks for you're quick reply appreciated

          Mark

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - if you give me the house number too I can check?
            Re the website the timescales quoted are an average and are now a few months out of date.
            So it can be very frustrating but if there’s an urgency the lodging conveyancer should be requesting expedition

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            Comment by mark housden posted on

            hi its 61 church street gamlingay sg193jj ...thanks mark

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - it’s a first registration received on 17th September.

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            Comment by mark housden posted on

            hi it looks like my solicitor has failed to get this in when you say 17th of september does this mean i have a six month wait from then ..the forms were filled in with the solicitor in june ,,,do you know roughly when we can expect this back ..cheers for prompt replys appreciate it

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - that’s correct re wait times. If there’s no urgency involved then you just need to sit tight and wait. If there is an urgency such as a confirmed onward sale then speak to your solicitor about requesting expedition

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            Comment by mark housden posted on

            hi adam recieved a reply from you on 19/11 nothing showing up was this a error?61 church street gamlingay sg193jj

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - I didn’t send a message so assume some error somehow.

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            Comment by mark housden posted on

            hi adam ..please can you tell me are there any updates for 61 church street gamlingay sg193jj its been over 4 months i really need to get this sorted to get to auction you said a time of six months and my solicitor says she cant push it through quicker but auction is our only way of selling as its unmorgagable property and cant auction without land registery
            thanks for youre time cheers ,,mark

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mark - coincidentally completed yesterday so the conveyancer should receive the confirmation soon. The register and title plan are though already available online if needed

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      Comment by Alan Watt posted on

      Hi Adam,

      We are selling our property which is on 10 Hernstone Lane, SK17 8EJ, and two issues with the title(s) cropped up.

      Please would you be able to tell us the latest status on an application related to title DY268334 (granted in 1995, land at the front of property)? It was to upgrade the Title from Possessory to Absolute. Our conveyancer asked to expedite the UT1 Submission on 7 October. She informed us that an amendment was required (we do not know what this was about) and this was submitted on 15 October.

      We also have asked her to request a correction to a boundary mistake on the title plan of the house (I do not have the title number of the property, as it is different from the current 'possessory title' cited above, but you could find it from the address?). Is it possible to have a status update on this as well?

      The buyer wants all this to be in order before exchanging contracts and this is holding up the sale.

      Many thanks for your help!

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Alan - the UT1 (upgrade) application is as you’ve described although it’s not been expedited. That may be because it had already been processed but we needed more. As you state the solicitor provided more so the application needs to be reconsidered so that should be shortly
        The house is registered under title DY262466 but there’s no application affecting it and no enquiry linked to it that I can see. I’d suggest you ask the solicitor to confirm the application/enquiry reference to confirm

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        Comment by Alan Watt posted on

        Dear Adam,

        Many thanks for your prompt reply. I am waiting to hear from the solicitor, but somehow I suspect she hasn't requested the correction of the boundary of title DY262466... if that is the case, is there any way of knowing how long this might take to be processed? And can it be expedited too?

        Kind regards,
        Alan Watt

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Alan - if there are grounds for expediting so theming then yes. But with a boundary correction the devil is always in the detail so what might be seen as a simple correction may not be from a registration perspective.

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        Comment by Alan Watt posted on

        Hi Adam, I wrote to you before before with a query about a boundary correction, which in the end turned into an application for Adverse Possession (of a small area in the back garden). The buyer of my house is threatening to withdraw (as their buyer will withdraw) and we find ourselves in a desperate position. I have asked my solicitor to request this application to be expedited. Is there any way of knowing how long Land Registry will take to process this request? Property address is 10 Hernstone Lane, Peak Forest, Buxton, SK17 8EJ.
        Many thanks in advance,
        Alan Watt

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Alan - the property was registered as part absolute and part possessory under titles DY262466 and DY268334 respectively. There was an application to upgrade the possessory title submitted on 16th September and completed on 27th October. Is that perhaps what you are referring to?
          I ask as there’s no other application pending

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        Comment by Alan Watt posted on

        Hi Adam, thank you for looking into this. I can only hope there's nothing showing because the solicitor made the application yesterday? The pending issue is a very small area of the back garden that has never been registered in the title of the house (and I wasn't aware of it, assuming it was part of my purchase in 1994). But I have used it for 26 years and sent photographic evidence of the area being used (going back to 2004), it has always been walled and has access through a gate. Hopefully that will suffice? If there is the need for wider checks then it will take months? Really do hope there is no need for survey/wider checks.
        Kind regards,
        Alan

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Alan - if it was only yesterday then it won’t be showing up yet. It reads as if it’s a fresh application for Adverse Possession and if so I think it’s only fair to say that there’s no quick fix likely.
          All you can do is ensure that once lodged they then request expedition and go from there. So you’ll have to wait a bit before you then know what’s likely

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      Comment by Alan Watt posted on

      Thank you, Adam. Fingers crossed it will be resolved as soon as it is practically possible.
      Kind regards,
      Alan

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        Comment by Alan Watt posted on

        Dear Adam,

        Regarding my query from 10 November 2020, Property address is 10 Hernstone Lane, Peak Forest, Buxton, SK17 8EJ; title number DY262466 (application for Adverse Possession) which has not been resolved yet: my solicitor has been told on the phone by Land Registry I owned the land in question, but she later said a letter from LR did not actually confirm this and she has had to send a new application. Would you be able to please check what is going on? Apparently LR stated that "the Plan provided was not sufficient"... Thank you very much.
        Alan Watt

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Alan - the application submitted against that title was rejected in December for the reasons you mention. It seems that whilst the application was claiming ownership it didn't state of what other than ‘this piece’ but nothing to say which piece? There was no plan referred to in your Statement so suspect that was the issue
          I can’t see any new application as yet so I’d suggest asking your conveyancer to confirm specifics

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            Comment by Alan Watt posted on

            Dear Adam, thank you for the information, it has been helpful. My solicitor is producing a clearer plan etc and hopefully this will suffice now. You are a valuable asset to distressed sellers when solicitors can be somewhat lacking in communication. Best regards, Alan Watt.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Alan - that’s good and very kind. From what I can see there was no plan so hopefully they can resolve that for you. They’ll need to resubmit and then request expedition again separately if still needed

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            Comment by Alan Watt posted on

            Dear Adam, regarding my the property on title DY262466: my solicitor's second application for Adverse Possession has been refused, as it seems it should be an application for 'First Registration' of the Land, which has now been lodged - don't understand why this wasn't done in the first place... (after the solicitor asked for the boundary to be corrected, she was told the patch of land was not registered, so why Land Registry apparently advised her to apply for Adverse Possession and not for First Registration?)

            It is only a little patch of the garden that is completely enclosed by my property, by a boundary wall and by the neighbouring property.

            It must have been that when my conveyancing was done in 1994, there was a mistake in the plans/drawing of the boundary that excluded that patch. In other words, the total area of land was not registered properly. It seems that a line has gone into the LR title plan as a boundary when in reality it just corresponds to a change in level in the garden. I understand that this 'rogue' line has created an unregistered patch of land (the patch in question). The official copy of the Title Plan of the land at the front (title DY268334) shows no such line.

            I am very worried that the LR classifies First Registration as a "more complex process' and could take up to "9 months currently". Does not this history point to a simple boundary correction, rather than a First Registration? But now that the application for First Registration is in, could you please check if it has been expedited and any other info on its status?

            Thanks again,
            Alan

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Alan - the applications was added to our systems on the 4th. Expedition approved on the 8th. Processing was started on the 10th and we contacted the solicitor for more information on the 13th. When they reply and it is added to the application it will be reconsidered.

            First registrations are more complex so that’s factual. Could take up to 9 months is also factual as that’s the wait time at present but we do say ‘could’. What history points to or what th3 deeds state is irrelevant until an application is considered. The 9 months is wait time only.

    • Replies to Katie>

      Comment by Ben posted on

      Hi how long does it take to approve an expedition once its been applied for? - first land registration holding up the purchase of a house.

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Ben - most requests are considered within a few days of receipt.

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          Comment by Emily Miller posted on

          Hi Adam,
          I believe property 63 Haugh Road, Rotherham S627AN has been requested to be expedited for first registration. This was requested a few weeks ago now. Can you confirm roughly how long this will take and if there is anything in particular now holding this up? Thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Emily - it’s still with us and looks like we’ve contacted the solicitor for more (today). There are also wider checks to be completed which can’t be expedited by us and may not complete until 22nd/23rd Dec

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      Comment by Danielle posted on

      Hi, I wonder if you could help. We are in process of buying 15 Rossall drive TQ3 3RT. We are ready to exchange but are waiting for the probate which was sent on 16th July 2020. This was applied for expedite last week, could you let us know if you have received this? We are first time buyers and was hoping this would be a quick sale!

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Danielle - we don’t issue probates. Looking at Gov.uk they refer to a 4-8 week wait due to coronavirus impact.

    • Replies to Katie>

      Comment by Mohammed Ali posted on

      What happens in a situation if there are three separate applications pending against a title number from three separate organisations and we being the application in the middle need to submit an expedition request will the application from other parties be processed that are waiting in the queue Aswell ?

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Mohammed Ali - in such cases we will usually try to hasten the older application too. However if it can’t be completed it has priority and as such may prevent the expedited application from being completed. Every case is dealt with on merit but the registration requirements will have to be met

  2. 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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        Comment by Lindsay posted on

        When the 10 days was up i rang the land registry for an update and she told me there was an expiry date, i did ask what this meant but she wasnt very clear. What does this mean?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Lindsay - expiry dates are generally linked to wider checks we have to carry out before completing a registration. For example we might have to contact an affected party to ensure what’s being applied for can proceed. We can’t share too many details re the checks we do as many are there to help reduce the risk if property fraud
          Such checks are often time sensitive so have a date set for completion. That may then ‘expire’

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            Comment by Lindsay posted on

            So if i have been told.the 8th april is the expiry date what does that mean for me?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lindsay - firstly nothing is likely to happen to the application until 9th/10th under normal circumstances. And due to significant disruption due to COVID-19 probably nothing for several days after that. I assume your reference to ‘10 [working] days’ means it has been expedited so that should keep the disruption’s impact to days rather than weeks

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            Comment by Kathy posted on

            Could you clarify something. I had notification from my solicitor on 15th June that the land registry have approved the expedition request. I am yet to hear anything and have just been told by solicitor that there remains to be delays even when an expedition request has been granted

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Kathy - expedition means an application is considered much sooner than it would normally be. It reduces the wait time between expedition and our considering it. In my experience that consideration normally happens within a few working days.
            What expedition does not do is negate the need for any registration requirements to be met. Those may include referral to colleagues for clarity, confirmation or advice; wider checks including contacting affected/interested parties such as lenders or notice/restriction holders; and you may find that the application is incomplete and we may need more from the solicitor
            So if it was expedited on the 15th June it will have been considered. I assume therefore that one or more of the above have however arisen, hence the delay since. Your solicitor should be able to check online through their secure portal as to what stage it is at or if wider checks are in play for example

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        Comment by Alison Travers posted on

        Hi please can you give me any possible information, we are in the midst of selling my mother in laws house 61 SN12 7AB and been waiting for a solar panel company to be taken off the deeds (?) The tr1 form was sent to land registry 2 weeks ago and we are wondering how long we might have to wait? This has been ongoing since July and we are about to lose our buyer. Many thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Alison - these applications are currently waiting around 4/5 weeks before being considered. Your solicitor should now request expedition and they should know how to do that using their secure online portal

  3. Comment by Sez posted on

    Hi

    Please can you confirm how long a transfer of equity takes? this is currently holding up completion

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sez - the average timescale for a register update is 11 working days. The conveyancer who lodged it can check online and then advise on submission and progress

  4. Comment by ianflowers posted on

    Louise - Hi, I'm responding as Adam is unavailable at the moment. Sorry to hear how this is impacting on you.

    The application is still pending with us, but I can confirm that the solicitors provided a response yesterday and this has been considered by a senior officer but some further work is needed. Hopefully we're in the final stage now, but we should be able to give you a clearer update at the beginning of next week.

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      Comment by Louise posted on

      Hi Ian

      Thanks for letting me know.

      Is this further work by my solicitors or further work on your end?

      Thanks again.

      Louise

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        Comment by ianflowers posted on

        Hi, you're welcome. Unless something unexpected crops up, it's work by us and hopefully it should be completed by the beginning of next week, but we'll be able to confirm one way or another by then.

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          Comment by Louise posted on

          Thank you so much for the update.
          Ill keep my fingers crossed for then.

          Kind regards

          Louise

  5. Comment by Saima posted on

    Hi,
    We are selling a property, and an outbuilding on our land was not included on our lease and so we are having this land added to our lease at a small cost. This will be submitted imminently.
    Our buyers are threatening to pull out, and so I believe the process will be expedited.

    My question is: Is this usually a straightforward matter, or are there several stages to this type of lease change? What sort of information beyond the new lease do you require? Our solicitors are truly abysmal, and I would like to work out what information is needed that they will almost certainly forget on the first submission if left to their own devices.

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Saima - providing all the relevant parties are involved, so including the landlord and any lenders, then the deed and process is usually quite straightforward. The key deed is the new lease and whether anything else is required depends on what is registered already e.g. any mortgage

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        Comment by Saima posted on

        Thanks Adam.
        The property is mortgaged, which will be completed upon sale. Does this make things more complicated?
        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Saima - not overly as they will be familiar with what is required but it adds another party to the mix as being involved with finalising matters for you

  6. Comment by Rebecca posted on

    Hi

    We are due to complete tomorrow on a new build property and currently the only thing outstanding is an official search of part which was applied for Friday 20th. Is this something that can be expedited, or is it likely we will be waiting longer than today with everything going on.

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rebecca - priority searches can’t be expedited and whilst there is disruption at present that should be minimal. Hopefully they will get the result soon

  7. Comment by Joanne Campbell posted on

    Hi we are to move to 23 Lisbane road Scarva. Northern Ireland but can’t move as the boundary was rectified and it was sent over to yous. Can you update me if this can be expedited as we are living with my husbands elderly parents and need to move out to our new house as we are putting them at risk while living here. Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Joanne - we deal with England and Wales. Northern Ireland has its own land registry

  8. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Susan - what’s the actual application, title number/case reference, and what’s your conveyancer advised re progress and the stage it is at please?

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      Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

      Hi Adam
      I would have to contact my solicitor for that information - by email.

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      Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

      Land Registry Title Number: MAN355217
      Reference: DC56B91
      A conveyancer inspected the site three weeks ago and forwarded his report to HM Land Registry on the same day.
      After that, HMLR contacted us and asked for proof that the roads around were unadopted, which we sent back within the hour.

      Regards

      Susan Hilary Howard

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Susan - understood. The registration process requires us to carry out wider checks before we can complete the application. These are ongoing and won’t be completed until 10th/11th April at which point the application will be reconsidered and hopefully completed. How quickly will depend on the COVID-19 disruption at that time of course.
        I’d suggest waiting until then before checking again with your conveyancer for any updates.

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          Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

          Hi Adam

          those dates are really cutting it fine - our mortgage offer, which has already been renewed once, runs out on the 28th April and they won't renew it a second time.
          Is there any way this can be resolved earlier please?

          Regards

          SH Howard

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Susan - I’m afraid not as the wider checks are time sensitive. If it’s cutting it fine I’d recommend discussing a further extension on the offer with the lender

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          Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

          Hi Adam
          I was wondering if you had had any notifications (you replied that we should have heard something by April 10th/11th) with regard to our application: Land Registry Title Number: MAN355217
          Reference: DC56B91
          We have asked the mortgage company and they will NOT do another renewal on our mortgage offer so this needs to be resolved immediately please, or everything will collapse, after almost nine months of attempting to move house.
          Please could you let us know the state of play ASAP.
          Thank you.
          Susan Howard.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Susan - I will check in with colleagues for an update and let you know.
            I should stress that my previous reply referred to wider checks and the application then needing to be reconsidered after 10th/11th. That would not necessarily mean it would be completed or that you’d hear from us immediately. I’ll comment again once I have further details

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          Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

          Re: Land Registry Title Number: MAN355217
          Reference: DC56B91

          Hello
          yet another week has gone by with no communication or assurance, or anything at all from your department.
          Five & a half months this (apparently) uncomplicated affair has been going on.
          If we were young people, with all the time in the world, this probably wouldn't be such an issue but we're not & the home we are trying to move into will be our final move & the way this is going we probably won't even make it!
          Could someone please, please contact us with some kind of information asap - our stress levels are through the roof - as if they're not bad enough working for the NHS at this terrible time. We are on the verge of tears almost every day thanks to the way this has been handled. I can't believe that I have had to resort to begging & pleading in order to move house.
          SHH.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Susan - I’m really sorry for the extra stress this process is causing. I’m conscious that I’ve added to that as I failed to respond again after last week’s reply. I’m sorry as I should have at least confirmed I was waiting for more details still.
            Unfortunately the application is still with us and with one of our lawyers to decide on next steps. I don't have the precise details but the site visit, wider checks and lawyer referral suggest to that it may be more complicated than hoped sadly but I’ll try to confirm
            I will follow through on the current status for you and post again ASAP with more information once obtained

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          Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

          Thank you Adam.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Susan - just to let you know I am waiting for an update from colleagues. I will post again when I have that and try to be clear about what happens next. I’m sorry for the continu8ng lack of detail

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Susan - I’m afraid we are still unable to move the application forward. Whilst certain stages have been completed we are severely hampered by not having full access to our offices/services.
            Colleagues advise that they are doing everything they can to resolve those issues but I fear that the delay will continue for a while yet.
            I have asked them to contact your solicitor to update them as far as possible

  9. Comment by Erika posted on

    Hi, our reference is 200324-001968 and we are waiting on removal of an entry on our deeds so we can remortgage, we need this asap so we can go onto a better rate, we sent the original application around 3 weeks ago and still haven't heard anything, we were expecting it to take around 1 week, can you please advise

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Erika - that’s an enquiry reference and we will respond to that when able to do so.
      The actual application is actually waiting for wider checks to complete. These won’t be completed until the end of the second week of April, at the very earliest.
      If the application is urgent as there is an expiring mortgage offer then your conveyancer can still request expedition of the application. They should do that online through their business e-services/Application enquiry account and lodge a copy of your mortgage offer
      We may not be able to give an accurate completion time as our caseworker resource is reduced due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, but we will aim to process your application as a priority

      Please also note wider guidance from government
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

  10. Comment by Charlotte posted on

    Hi Adam

    I have just heard back from my solicitor, she said that she did this on Thursday. Is it still not showing as urgent?

    Thank you

  11. Comment by Mark posted on

    Hello

    We are currently purchasing 139 Haughton Road DL1 1JP, our landlord has already served us notice for May 1st 2020 on our rental property prior the COVID-19 lockdown and we are waiting for the title document to be able to complete, can you advise if this is due to be done soon? Can you also advise if this is within current SLA?

  12. Comment by Andy posted on

    Hi we are due to move on Friday, but my solicitor has just contacted me to say that the land registry search hasn't come back for our property (35 Normanby Gardens, Cramlington, NE23 1AL). Apparently they were requested about 2 weeks ago.
    My wife is a key worker at the NHS and has had to take leave on Friday for the move. Can you confirm that this is being processed please?
    Many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Andy - the address details don’t match anything I’m afraid. What’s the title number/search reference please?

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        Comment by Andy posted on

        Thanks for your reply Adam. The title number is ND193211. They have been trying to make contact by email apparently.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Andy - there are only 2 searches pending and they are very recent ones re plot numbers. They will be done shortly. I’d suggest you reaffirm the current position with your solicitor as you maybe chasing something now completed

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            Comment by Andy posted on

            Thanks. So do you know if plot 141 has been done? The solicitors have been trying to get in touch with you through email (not you personally I'm sure), but not sure they have had anything back yet.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Andy - whilst there is a priority search in place for plot B141 there isn’t one for plot 141 (no lettered prefix)

  13. Comment by Candace Brooks posted on

    Hi, we are in the process of purchasing flat 4 Pendine House, Bishops Close, CF14 1PH. The vendor's solicitor has submitted a lease extension registration recently. We would be grateful for confirmation on timescales for completing the registration please, and also if you could advise if they have requested expedition?
    Many thanks
    Kind regards
    Candace

  14. Comment by Rachel Rogers posted on

    Hi, I have an application for a title split to 24a Micklehome DRive DE13 7AT -HSF655932I. Application was made at the start of December. My solicitor has contacted recently to expedite this as a mortgage offer is now awaiting these deeds.Can you provide an update on if this has been expedited. Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rachel - if they have asked us to expedite it and submitted documentation to confirm the urgency then it should be expedited shortly.
      We will then consider it ASAP but we can5 be definitive re timescales I’m afraid as we have significantly reduced resources and an increasing number of very urgent applications. We are doing everything we can though to move things forward so please bear with us

  15. Comment by Michael Hall posted on

    Hi, a few weeks ago we applied for adverse possession of a small piece of land within our walled garden. I believe the request was expedited but as our chain depends on resolving this issue I was hoping if you could give me an update. The address is 98 Bradley Lane, Bradley Fold Bolton BL26RA

  16. Comment by Mrs Alison Gallagher posted on

    Hi, I have an application for a title split (HW166974). The application was made at the start of December. My broker has contacted recently to expedite this as a mortgage offer is now awaiting these deeds and we are being affected adversely financially.We have written and telephoned a number of times and were told the lead times were very long. Can you provide an update on if this has been expedited. Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mrs AG - it’s not been expedited as yet so I assume they have only recently applied. If they have (last few weeks) then we will get to their request shortly.

  17. Comment by Clare posted on

    Hi

    We are awaiting to purchase a property and an OS1 was logged delaying completion. This was due to expire on the 9th April, but is still showing as ‘dealing’ can you please advice time scales of when this will be removed as it’s holding up completion.

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Clare - what’s the title number please?

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        Comment by Clare posted on

        Hi Adam

        It is SY687686

        Thanks
        Clare

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Clare - the expiry you refer to was with regards one of our wider checks we needed to complete re the lending dealing. Unfortunately the current crisis means that the expiry period has been extended by a further 3 weeks so it is unlikely to be considered again until early May. We can not alter that position I’m afraid

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            Comment by Clare posted on

            Hi Adam

            Okay. Are we / my solicitor able to get a copy of the application so we can see wether it will be overreached by sale by mortgagee in possession?

            This would then allow us to complete without further delays.

            Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Clare - an OS3 (non priority search) would achieve that

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            Comment by Clare posted on

            Hi Adam

            Okay thank you, my solicitor has now logged the OS3 with the reference number JB8/LYA007/001

            Please can you tell me how long until she will receive the results?

            Thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Clare - OSs are normally processed with 3-4 working days

  18. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Stella - with offices shut we’ve had very limited numbers available to respond to emails. The application has been processed to a point but wider checks were required to confirm the discharge by the lender. Those checks appear to have been completed so I’ll flag with colleagues to see if it can be pushed across the finish line. Please bear with us

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Stella - the application has been completed and the register updated

  19. Comment by Elle posted on

    Good afternoon, please can I check if the land registry are still processing expeditions and potential time frames for an expedition to be processed once approved by the land registry (days, weeks) I appreciate you may not be able to say exactly due to the current circumstances.

    Many thanks in advance

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Elle - we can be no more definitive than to confirm an expedited application will be processed ASAP. The situation is improving and expedites are a priority

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        Comment by Elle posted on

        Thank you Adam, really appreciate the quick response (especially under the circumstances)

  20. Comment by Clare posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thanks so much for your help.

    Hopefully we will receive the OS3 soon to allow for completion.

    Many thanks
    Clare

  21. Comment by Clare posted on

    Hi Adam

    The OS3 search has now come in but it shows no further information than the OS1.

    My initial question was ..Are we / my solicitor able to get a copy of the application logged so we can see wether it will be overreached by sale by mortgagee in possession?

    Thanks

  22. Comment by Clare posted on

    Hi Adam

    This is the issue, we don’t know what the application is for, hence why we are requesting a copy. So my solicitor can ensure it will be overreached by sale.

    My solicitor cannot see the details all she can see is that an application to register a restriction was logged. Is there anyone she can contact to get confirmation? Or anyway around this?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Clare - if they need to see what the details are then they’d apply for a copy of the application form itself. They can do that online through their business account with us.

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        Comment by Clare posted on

        Hi Adam

        My solicitor has responded with this;

        I do not see how. I can apply for copies of anything on the official copy entries but this application has not been processed yet so will not appear on the title.

        Regards

        Can you please let me know where on the business online account she can get a copy of the application?

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Clare - they would request it as a document requiring further investigation.
          https://www.gov.uk/guidance/land-registry-portal-how-to-request-official-copies#order-official-copies-of-documents
          They have the title number, the form (RX1) and date of submission from their OS3 result

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            Comment by Clare posted on

            Hi Adam

            Thank you. We now know what the application is for, they are seeking a restriction which would be overridden by the sale by the mortgagee in possession but the restriction needs to be processed and although they are also chasing yourselves it has not yet been dealt with. Can you advise when it will be registered?

            Thanks
            Clare

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Clare - probably not for several weeks and until we can get more of our people processing such applications. If there’s an urgency then they need to ask for it be expedited and submit documentary evidence to confirm that urgency. The solicitor should be aware of the process and what’s required

  23. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Richard - the application has already been processed to the point where we are now completing wider checks. Those checks may take a few weeks to complete.
    We can’t accelerate them as we are reliant on responses from third parties. I’d suggest you speak to your conveyancer as the checks will include contacting the applicant(s) who I assume are the people you are hoping to buy from

  24. Comment by Matt posted on

    Hi, we submitted a request to correct the names on WT77547 for no.4 BA14 6EB - was told it would normally be a 24 hour change, but it was submitted on 26th March and it is now preventing us from remortgaging to a mortgage deal that is affordable for us. Do you have any idea how long this change is going take under the present circumstances?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matt - nothing is processed in 24 hours unless it’s something that is d8n3 automatically (no human intervention required).
      We’ve got two applications on that title from the same firm and both lodged in 26th March when covid-19 significantly disrupted our services.
      I’ll flag with colleagues to see if they can be hastened but can’t be definitive re timescales I’m afraid. All I can say is they will be looked at ASAP and that could be in the next few days

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        Comment by Matt posted on

        OK, thanks for looking into this. Hopefully it will be sorted really soon.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Matt - the applications were completed today

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            Comment by Matt posted on

            Ok excellent, thank you.

  25. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Maria - it’s still with us I’m afraid but may still be a week or so from being processed. Our registration services were subject to delay prior to the crisis and then Covid 19 hit. Hopefully it will be processed soon

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Maria - the application has been completed

  26. Comment by Clare posted on

    Hi Adam

    It has already been several weeks, this was logged on the 9th March. We have exchanged and was due to complete on the 23rd of March. Please, please can you look into this. Notice will be served and we stand to loose the property.

    The title number again for your reference is SY687686

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Clare - have they asked for it to be expedited?

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        Comment by Clare posted on

        Hi Adam

        I have no idea, it’s not in my solicitors control. I am the purchaser.

        Thanks
        Clare

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Clare - but it is in the seller’s control and it is they who would need to expedite their application if there is an urgency. I would ask your solicitor to ask them to do that

  27. Comment by Rhe posted on

    Hi, how long does it take to update a missing conveyance which we hold? It is just a case of land registry updating the title.

    • Replies to Rhe>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rhe - as things currently stand several weeks as our registration services are significantly disrupted

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        Comment by Rhe posted on

        Thank you, if it's expedited do you know how long this can be? We have already been waiting for 6 weeks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Rhe - it would be considered ASAP so hopefully within a few days. Everything then hinges on it being in order and no wider checks required.
          Prior to Covid 19 we had a 2/3 week delay. Covid 19 has significantly disrupted our services so if it’s not expedited it won’t be processed just yet.

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            Comment by Rhe posted on

            Hi Adam

            Thank you for replying, I have told it has been expedited could you please check for me?

            Enquiry reference: 200421-000246
            Title number: WK495649

            Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Rhe - it has and we asked for more from solicitor on 23rd. So if they've replied to that and it’s all in order it should be sorted soon. Your solicitor can track it for you

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            Comment by Rhe posted on

            Thank you for your help

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            Comment by Rhe posted on

            Hi Adam

            This information was scanned over on the 23rd April, do you know if there has been an update with my case?

            Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Rhe - nothing as yet

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            Comment by Rhe posted on

            Hi Adam

            Sorry, I don't want to keep bothering you, I just wonder if there has been an update?

            Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Rhe - I’ll check (WK495649 - for me)

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            Comment by Rhe posted on

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            Comment by Rhe posted on

            Have you managed to look into this? Sorry, we are feeling the pressure a lot more now with our buyers and our purchase. Thank you

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Rhe - I have and I have contacted the caseworker for an update. I’m awaiting a response.
            We do appreciate the pressures people are under at the moment but you must bear with us.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Rhe - now completed and register updated

  28. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Stella - there’s no application pending against that title. Do you have our case ref?

  29. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Stella - there’s no pending application with that case reference I’m afraid
    I’ll ask colleagues to check for why

  30. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Stella - the application was completed on the 12th March and confirmation issued to your name and address as per the form submitted

  31. Comment by Matt posted on

    Hi, i'm currently going through a re-mortgage and awaiting a TP1 to be registered to my title (HP864) in order for the re-mortgage to happen. I understand the application was lodged in November - please can you let me know whether this is close to being completed or whether I need to ask my solicitor to expedite?
    Thanks

  32. Comment by H posted on

    Hi there,

    I wanted to check the progress of a deed of rectification being registered.
    Registry as 19 February 2020 at 16:28:57 in respect of title EGL512315.
    This was an auction purchase due for completion in 30 days, from 9th March,

    Please advise.

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      H - there was an application to register an Agreed Notice received on that date in February but that was completed on 12th March. Nothing else pending

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        Comment by H posted on

        Hi there,

        There was a deed of rectification submitted on the 29th January 2020, awaiting registration.

        This deeds needed to be registered prior to the purchase being completed. My solicitor did a check though it is not included in he title currently,

        Please advise.

        Thank you,

        • Replies to H>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          H - there’s nothing pending so best to get the case reference

  33. Comment by J posted on

    Hi I sold part of a property 26.3.20 and separated the title and am now trying to remortgage the part I retained which there was a charge that has been cleared... both parts need to happen in order for the new mortgage funds to be released. I have tried to chase everyone but feel like I’m getting nowhere. Any ideas? I’m not a solicitor just an ordinary person.

    • Replies to J>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      J - the impact of Covid 19 means we are stretched with our resources so if you’ve chased by email you will get a reply but perhaps not as swiftly as you would normally expect.
      In order to expedite your application you need to ask us to do so and provide documentary evidence of the urgency for example your expiring mortgage offer. Email customersupport@mail.landregistry.gov.uk
      If you do or have done that and we can expedite it we will. It may still take a couple if weeks before we can process it but without expedition the wait will be much longer.

  34. Comment by H posted on

    Hi Adam,

    i don't have the reference. Just the land registry title number in question.
    Can i forward you a copy of the legal documents please.

  35. Comment by Emma posted on

    Please can you advise? I am the buyer for 55,King's Road,Newbury,RG14 5RA(unregistered property).
    We have had ample problems with registering this house with seller's solicitors for last 3 months .
    We are in chain (selling our flat) and finally seller's solicitors had started process of first registration (around 10/03/20). We are unaware if the process has been expedited.
    Please can you tell me stage of this case.
    It is only the process of first registration holding us back to purchase above property.

    • Replies to Emma>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emma - we do have a first registration (BK507274); it was expedited but we needed more from solicitors. It looks like they have responded but the disruption to our services/access to first registrations has then impacted.
      I’ll check with colleagues re timescales from here and comment once known

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        Comment by Emma posted on

        Thanks very much Adam for the swift response.
        Kindly keep us apprised of any updates you get regarding the case and expected closures.
        I understand that the current crisis impairs the normal working, but hoping that the case has reached to a stage nearing the outcome.
        Please do let us know any suggestions to expedite the case, under the circumstances.

        • Replies to Emma>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Emma - it’s been expedited so is in the best place to be considered ASAP. There are very significant disruptions to the first registration process so please bear with us. I won’t be able to keep you updated I’m afraid

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Emma - the registration has been completed although you may already be aware

  36. Comment by teresa fletcher posted on

    Okay, thank you for replying back so quickly Adam

  37. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Jane - we have an application submitted on 20th March. I suspect it won’t be considered for several weeks due to the current Covid 19 impact https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services
    You mention a resurvey but we don’t do those on request. If the application warrants one for an6 reason then we can request one. But ordnance survey are not carrying out surveys at present

  38. Comment by Jane Morwood posted on

    Thankyou - very impressed that you can provide me with an answer in 10 minutes. Hope you are all looking after yourselves. I may have used the wrong expression regarding resurvey. It relates to a piece of unregistered land which is in fact our Property’s front chimney breast. Unfortunately was left off the register when we bought our property 30 years ago. I’m sure our conveyancer has asked for the appropriate action. Just waiting to move forward with exchanging contracts. Stay safe and thankyou.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jane - if it’s unregistered and essentially you are saying it should be included, then often a site visit is needed. So you are on the right lines I suspect.
      The survey acts as our eyes re such matters but we will have to look at what’s been lodged and consider if one is needed. If it were a parcel of land then odds are increased that we would.
      If it’s a chimney breast less likely perhaps but I assume it’s got to be quite substantial if a buyer thinks it’s not included in the title plan.
      Either way do ask your solicitor to follow the expedition process
      And working remotely on an iPad makes replying to blog comments quite straightforward provided you don’t need specific details
      Stay safe and well

  39. Comment by Jane Morwood posted on

    Well, the unregistered land is within the curtilage of our house, and clearly represents a sliver of our property, which is approximately 1.2m x 4.5m. So frustrating. Wish we had seen the registration plan carried out by LR back in 1990, just after we bought the property. Just hope our buyer doesn’t renege. Many thanks for your assistance, I feel reassured that I am ‘in the queue’.

    • Replies to Jane Morwood>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jane - understood and that could show up due to size. You are in a Q but along with plenty of others so do follow the expedite request process with your solicitor.

  40. Comment by Hannah posted on

    Hi - please could I understand when we could expect our documentation of name change back? Our solicitors submitted this around 8 weeks ago I believe and have requested expedition on our behalf as unfortunately its the only thing holding up the sale of our property & our buyers and those we are purchasing from are chasing for contracts to be exchanged every day, and we're naturally worried this will fall through if we can't exchange contracts soon.

    Would really appreciate some help, thank you in advance. Unfortunately I don't have the reference number so it wont let me see the status of teh request, but property details: 125 Knaves Hill Leighton Buzzard LU72SL

    • Replies to Hannah>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - the application was received on 16th April I’m told and was expedited this morning. That should mean it’s processed ASAP. Please bear with us a little longer.

  41. Comment by H AFZAL posted on

    Dear Adam,
    I completed on a purchase of a property on 13th February 2020 and the register still hasn't been updated with my details. I am selling the property now and the sale has been agreed for 2 months and i have been unable to progress the sale as it is not registered and the buyer is understandably growing very impatient. My solicitor keeps saying there is a delay at Land Registry with registering applications. The property address is 8 Elgar Street, Manchester, M12 5RJ. I am also having the same issue with a property located at 85 Prout Street, Manchester, M12 4PA which completed around the same time. I would be extremely grateful if you could please check the status of both and see if this can be expedited.

  42. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Matthew - I’ve already flagged it.
    The applications were submitted together with individual requests to expedite. No documentary evidence was provided so if those requests had been picked up at the time we would have asked for the required evidence. There has been no further requests to expedite.
    Unfortunately due to the significant disruption to our registration services their requests would not have been picked up at the time or since. So they did as required albeit without the necessary evidence. So whilst flagging the lack of evidence will assist them for future applications there’s no need to pursue that point re these applications as I have already flagged them as urgent based on your secondary contact as the evidence on this occasion

    • Replies to AdamH>

      Comment by Matthew Baker posted on

      Hi Adam,

      Thank you for your response and flagging the urgency of this matter.

      I hope to be kept updated with any progress.

      • Replies to Matthew Baker>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Matthew - the first one (DT441922) has been completed. The second one requires referral to a senior technician but will be considered ASAP. Please bear with us

    • Replies to AdamH>

      Comment by Matthew Baker posted on

      Thanks Adam for completing the first enquiry.

      I hope the final enquiry can be looked into urgently by a senior technician.

    • Replies to AdamH>

      Comment by Matt Baker posted on

      Hi, please can I have an update on my case DT230319 as I haven't heard anything?

      Thanks

      • Replies to Matt Baker>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Matt - currently with a senior officer to consider the additional details provided late last week

  43. Comment by Shane posted on

    I completed on a right to buy on the 9th of march, but there is still no pending application on the land registry which is holding up a home improvement loan application. How long would it take to show a pending application?

    • Replies to Shane>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Shane - a few days if posted. Immediately if electronic

  44. Comment by Shane posted on

    Is there any reason why local council would not have posted this by now?

  45. Comment by AnnaL posted on

    Hello, Please can you help me with two lease extension LR refs: AAC6799, AAC6797? I am re-mortgaging in order to buy another property and my mortgage offer will run out on the 18th June (it is valid for 6 months only). I will not be able to get another mortgage with such good rate of interest, nor will the properties be valued as highly so I will not be able to move at all. Also the seller of the property I am buying wanted to put it back on the market before the lockdown. I am sure they will do so now and I will lose it. I am desperate to move near my son's school. Both my solicitor and I have asked to expidite, I receieved a reply asking for details of hardship which I replied to but I have heard back yet. Please could you let me know where I stand and what the timescale might be? Many thanks

    • Replies to AnnaL>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Anna L - I’ll flag with colleagues but I’m unsure why you’ve used the blog when you had already made contact with us through another channel? Your solicitor contacted us yesterday as well

  46. Comment by AnnaL posted on

    Hi Adam, Desperation!

  47. Comment by AnnaL posted on

    Hi Adam, It seemed that you were being proactive in helping others and I am very worried that I will lose my mortgage offer. Also if I don't exchange on my purchase soon I will lose the property. My sellers have been waiting about 6 months for me to proceed. I am not saying this is due to the Land Registry but now I have run out of their goodwill and with the lockdown ending they will put it straight back on the market. So anything you can do to help I will be very grateful. Many thanks

    • Replies to AnnaL>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Anna - understood and appreciated. If everything is in order then it shouldn’t take too long hopefully

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        Comment by AnnaL posted on

        Hi Adam, Unfortunately my vendors have put the property back on the market as I feared. I haven't heard anything from yourselves regarding expediting or timescales. Please could you find out what the timing might be so I can make an informed decisions about what to do and say to them. Many thanks

        • Replies to AnnaL>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          AnnaL - I flagged it with colleagues so it was expedited. We have contacted the lodging solicitor today as the application was incomplete. You should contact them for specific details and clarification of timescales

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            Comment by AnnaL posted on

            Brilliant! thank you Adam. I look forward to getting it sorted.
            Many thanks
            Anneke

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Anna - the application has been completed today and the register is now available

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          Comment by AnnaL posted on

          Hi Adam, Thats great! Thank you so much for all your help. I am very grateful. Thanks again Anneke

  48. Comment by Geoff Edwards posted on

    Please can you confirm that you have an Expedited Application
    reference S075FKR Title number CYM523119 and how long will it take to
    process.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Geoff - we de and it’s expedited. We contacted solicitor for more yesterday. The6 replied today. So it will be considered again ASAP

  49. Comment by Geoff Edwards posted on

    Thanks Adam. Will the consideration be done today or tomorrow do you think so I can chase my Solicitor? they have been most unhelpful with me.

    Im glad you have replied. it has given me peace of mind

    thankyou

    • Replies to Geoff Edwards>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Geoff - all I can say is ASAP. It shouldn’t be too long hopefully so please bear with us

  50. Comment by Anna posted on

    Hi Adam,

    We submitted a TP1 request at the beginning of November for Title Number NK224390, application reference MF7954C. Could you advise if this is close to being completed at all please?

    We now require the new title deed urgently as we are unable to submit our planning application on the land until the transfer is complete as we have to prove that we have a right of access from the new title deed over the shared driveway part of the original one.

    If it is not yet close to being completed how can we request to expedite the application please? All of the information I've found says to use the business portal however we did the application ourselves rather than through a solicitor so we don't have access to the portal.

    Any help you can provide would be most appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Anna

  51. Comment by Simon posted on

    Hi. I'm the other party to the leasehold (title number AGL262082) which you were discussing previously (https://hmlandregistry.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/12/getting-the-most-from-application-enquiry-part-2/#comment-48082). I've received an updated copy of the register of title through my solicitor now that the unilateral notice has been removed, thank you for that.

    I saw that it still says: "NOTE: HM Land Registry does not hold a full copy of the lease". I posted a complete copy of the lease to a Sian Harris Williams in a prepaid envelope at the beginning of March (ref AGL262082/WA INTAKE/200217-004609).

    Do you know if this copy has been received and is due to be processed after lockdown is lifted or do you need me to send another copy to you?

    • Replies to Simon>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Simon - we did receive it so I’ll flag with colleagues to investigate. They’ll email you once done. I’ll also email you so if you need to chase/query you can do so via that email

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        Comment by Simon posted on

        Great, thank you!

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Simon - updates to what? You asked a couple of Qs which I replied to

        • Replies to AdamH>

          Comment by Simon posted on

          My solicitor has told me that they have sent over the missing money and answered the additional questions for the update to title AGL262082. Do you need anything else from us to finish this?

          • Replies to Simon>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - we received additional information on the 6th July but nothing further as yet re the fee

        • Replies to AdamH>

          Comment by Simon posted on

          I've just checked with my solicitor and they've said:

          "The fee has been taken by Land Registry. This was taken by them, from our account on 9th July 2020."

          Please can you double check on your side if you've received it?

          • Replies to Simon>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - I’ll check with the caseworker as whilst the fee seems to have been taken no authority to do so was given. Hopefully something we can resolve quickly

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - I’ve got someone to unravel any confusion around the fee so it is being processed this morn8ng.

        • Replies to AdamH>

          Comment by Simon posted on

          I've just received confirmation of the title change from my solicitor. Thanks for all your help to get this through!

  52. Comment by Keith Smith posted on

    Hi

    I’m currently selling my property and a charge hasn’t been removed according to my solicitor. It was requested to be removed in March but is still showing pending. Is there anyway to get this removed as it’s holding up the transaction.

    Application reference number: H593RJR

    Kind Regards

    • Replies to Keith Smith>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Keith - I will flag it with colleagues re the urgency although we would normally expect th3 applicant to request expedition

  53. Comment by Tom G posted on

    Hi, can you please give me the current status for an update to register logged 11th March Title ESX293400, land registry reg U284THR.
    This has been blocking completion on the sale of our property for 2 months now, I understand the impact of covid, but please know this delay is causing a lot of stress and worry for all parties, as well as financial impacts of course.
    I am told a request to expedite has been made, but as yet my solicitor can't see any progress on the online portal, any information you have would be greatly appreciated

    Many thanks

    • Replies to Tom G>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tom G - I’ll flag it with colleagues and see if it can be moved on ASAP. That may take a few working days

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        Comment by Tom G posted on

        Thank you Adam, much appreciated

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        Comment by Tom G posted on

        Hi Adam,

        I hope you had a good weekend,

        Is there any update on this please?
        If there's a phone number or more appropriate channel, kindly provide me those details to pursue

        Many thanks
        Tom

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Tom G posted on

        Adam, please don't worry we received a response from yourselves today.
        Thank you
        Tom

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        Comment by Tom G posted on

        Hi Adam,

        The request has come back to yourselves again, if you would be so kind as to prompt your colleagues where possible.
        This is continuing to block the completion on our sale, and is understandably stressful and frustrating for all parties.

        Appreciate your help
        Tom

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Tom G - there has been some too and fro on this and it’s now back with the caseworker. I will flag it but can’t guarantee anything at this stage. I’ll try to update when I have more

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Tom G posted on

            Thank you Adam, much appreciated

            I hope you had a great weekend

            Tom

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Tom G posted on

            Hi Adam,

            The back and forth is continuing it seems, and it's back with yourselves again now.

            Please be so kind and highlight to your colleagues where possible

            Many thanks
            Tom

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            Comment by Tom G posted on

            Adam, I understand it has come back to yourselves again.

            If you could please check and prompt your colleagues wherever possible

            Many thanks
            Tom

          • Replies to Tom G>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tom G - the application was completed a few days ago so your solicitor should be aware

  54. Comment by Nav Sharma posted on

    Dear Adam,

    I increased the lease of my property in the last 2 months and tried to remortgage the property as I have a bridging loan against my property. The lease has not yet registered in the Land Registry. Now the bank is not remortgaging my flat and therefore I cannot pay a very expensive bridging loan. I hardly got any money left in my bank account and have to pay huge interest on the loan. Please register the lease as my mortgage offer is about to expire and might have to show bankruptcy if the lease not registered asap.
    Title number--MX387852
    Landlord's Title Number: MX350546

    Kind regards,
    Nav Sharma

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nav - the application to register was submitted on 29th April. Please speak to your conveyancer and ask them to request expedition through their secure online portal. We can then do our best to expedite the process for you

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Nav - interesting that the6 wish to charge you. I’ve flagged it with colleagues to see if it can be expedited

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          Comment by Nav posted on

          Thank you so much Adam.

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          Comment by Nav posted on

          Dear Adam,

          I paid to my solicitor last week and they have sent you documents and mortgage offer which is about to end soon. If the lease does not get registered soon, the mortgage offer will expire and I will lose a substantial amount of money as I am paying interest on a huge loan against the property. Please suggest how long more would it take for the land registry to update the new lease.
          Title number--MX387852
          Landlord's Title Number: MX350546

          Kind Regards,
          Nav

          • Replies to Nav>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nav - the application has been expedited and processed. Unfortunately it wasn’t in order though and we wrote to the conveyancer on the 19th but have not yet received a reply. Please contact them for specific details and they can keep you updated also.
            Once they have replied and satisfied the request then it will be completed ASAP

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          Comment by nav posted on

          Dear Adam,

          We are very confused as the solicitor confirms that they have replied to you and all in order now with the lease extension. Please confirm as the situation here is falling through because of this confusion.

          Title number--MX387852
          Landlord's Title Number: MX350546

          Kind Regards,
          Nav

          • Replies to nav>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nav - I can confirm what I said before. The lease extension in effect creates a new leasehold title (AGL507565 reference JA7BEAD). We wrote to Gowlings on 19th May under reference RAS.SLA
            You need to rely on your solicitor here

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          Comment by nav posted on

          Dear Adam,

          I did not understand this (The lease extension in effect creates a new leasehold title (AGL507565 reference JA7BEAD).) would the lease be extended in 10 days or not. Please confirm as my solicitor is saying it will and you saying otherwise.

          Thank you in advance,
          Nav

          • Replies to nav>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Nav - you said the application was to extend the lease. That means varying it’s term of years so it has longer to run.
            I assume your reference to 10 days relates to our expedite process. That 10 days is the time within which the application is considered after being expedited. That’s happened and we are now waiting on the solicitor to reply. My advice is to ask them to check online re the application and/or contact us to confirm.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by nav posted on

        Thank you so much.

  55. Comment by jason andrews posted on

    hi I filled out the forms for alteration of title back in novemeber 2019
    in relation to an incorrect title for my property in ss117dy however ive recently noticed that my cheque has not been drawn how do I check whats going on. many thanks mr J andrews

  56. Comment by Connor King posted on

    Hi Adam, our solicitor had received confirmation yesterday that our Expedition Application was approved, but I was keen to understand how long it will be from now until the transfer is complete and title registered.

    Land registry ref is MI03026 and new title will be AA12326.
    Connor

    • Replies to Connor King>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Connor - expedition reduces the wait time so it should be considered within 10 working days (normally far fewer). Everything then depends on it being in order. If it is then it is completed same time as it’s considered. Your solicitor can confirm

  57. Comment by Felicia Osei posted on

    Hi Adam,

    We are seeking to extend the lease for a property. However, the second mortgage charge is yet to be registered on the title. We understand that Organisation has applied to Land Registry for their name/ charge to be registered on the title in December 2019.

    We have also paid the full amount to a company which has restriction on the property. We made this payment so they will remove the restriction from the property. Application to remove the restriction on the property is pending before the Land Registry.

    The solicitor working on the lease extension says we need consent from the company which has restriction on it. And without the consent we cannot progress with the lease extension. But the application to remove the restriction is pending before Land Registry.

    We also submitted an application for name change in January/February 2020 and Land Registry wrote you is that because of a pending application the name change cannot be completed.

    These issues holding us up and would potentially increase the cost of extending the lease because the remaining term of the lease is 72yrs and the term of the lease decreases on every 27 May.

    We would like the applications to be expedited.

    Title: TGL98403
    Freehold title: LN179235

    • Replies to Felicia Osei>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Felicia - if you want to request expedition then please use our contact form https://help.landregistry.gov.uk/app/contactus_general

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Felicia Osei posted on

        Adam- the form is asking me to fill HMLR reference number but unfortunately we cannot find those reference numbers. It appears without the HMLR we cannot proceed with the contact forms.

        Please are options without the HMLR reference number.

        Thank you.

        • Replies to Felicia Osei>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Felicia - it’s not a mandatory field

  58. Comment by Khushal Kalyan posted on

    Hi,

    My solicitor submitted our case to land registry last year in November.

    The address of the property is 16 College Road, Harrow Weald, HA3 6EB.

    Which is now converted into two flats, 16/16A. Where still awaiting for both to be registered. Can someone please update us on our case?

    This is holding us up to taking out a mortgage.

    Thanks

    • Replies to Khushal Kalyan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Khushal - there are two applications both submitted on 23 January. They are waiting to be considered. As there’s an urgency ask your solicitor to submit a request to expedite using their s3cure portal/Application enquiry

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Khushal Kalyan posted on

        Hi Adam,

        As advised, my solicitor has now expedited my application. (2 weeks ago).

        Is this showing on your side?

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Khushai - I’m afraid not.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Khushal Kalyan posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thanks for your reply.

            Does this mean the application to expedite hasn't been received or it's just not been processed on your side?

            If thats case ill ask my solicitor to submit it again.

            Thanks

          • Replies to Khushal Kalyan>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Khushai - it means it’s not expedited and I can’t see any request by them to do so

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            Comment by Khushal Kalyan posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thanks for you reply,

            Thats frustrating as my solicitor is telling me otherwise.

            Worst case scenario, how long will it take if my application was sent in Jan?

            Thanks

          • Replies to Khushal Kalyan>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Khushai - a few months yet. Get the request reference from them and share.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Khushal Kalyan posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Has land registry received the request to expedite my application?

        Thanks

        Khushal

        • Replies to Khushal Kalyan>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Khushal - yes

        • Replies to Khushal Kalyan>

          Comment by Khushal Kalyan posted on

          Hi Adam,

          Thanks for your response.

          How long do you think, before my application gets looked at?

          As I'm going to loose out on a property.

          • Replies to Khushal Kalyan>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Khushal - it’s expedited so should be looked at within a few working days. Your solicitir can track it for you

  59. Comment by Adrian posted on

    Hello,

    Can you please advise how long an application takes to be considered when it has been agreed that it can be expedited ?

    My application (RefSK677908/TP/020) was submitted in September and on 30th April it was agreed that the decision would be expedited.

    My buyers are threatening on withdrawing from the purchase if the completion does not take place bythe end of May. Can you PLEASE assist ?
    Many Thanks

  60. Comment by Adrian posted on

    Sorry, the reference is SYK677908

    • Replies to Adrian>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Adrian - the application has been processed but we are carrying out wider checks. Those may not be completed until the last week of May as things stand. We can’t expedite them as we are reliant on others to respond. That includes your seller

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Adrian posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Could you please provide an update on the progress of this application.

        Many Thanks

        Adrian

        • Replies to Adrian>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Adrian - still waiting for wider checks to complete. I would not expect that to be until Thursday at the earliest

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Adrian posted on

            Thanks for the update. Given that you have had this application for 8 months already and the fact that the continued delays are jeopardizing my sale U would really appreciate if every effort can be made to speed up the process.

            Thanks

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Adrian Robert Humphrey posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Can you please provide an update on this application.
            Thank you

            Adrian

          • Replies to Adrian Robert Humphrey>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Adrian - the application was completed yesterday afternoon

  61. Comment by MarkM posted on

    Hi,

    HM Land Registry Reference: Z512YJ

    Can you advise how long this case will take to complete? The last update on the case was on 8th April with a status of "In Progress". Our buyer is getting increasingly frustrated and is threatening to pull out of the purchase.

    Thanks

  62. Comment by Rachel Rogers posted on

    Hi, my solicitor has placed an update to our title deeds which needs to be completed for a mortgage offer . This was submitted on the 24th April as a priority. The reference is G580GKR for property DE13 7AT (24a) totel no SF855932. Can you provide an update on when we can expect this to be completed as the mortgage offer is only valid for a set time. Thanks Rachel

    • Replies to Rachel Rogers>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rachel - it is still with us and waiting to be processed. That’s not likely to be for several weeks yet due to Covid 19 impact. If there’s an urgency then a request to expedite it should be made.
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
      Your solicitor should be aware of all the above and able to action that for you

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Rachel Rogers posted on

        Can you confirm that it has not been expedited? I am checking with my solicitors and worried that they are confusing the request to expedite with a previous sumission. They should have requested this current submission to be expedited too

        • Replies to Rachel Rogers>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Rachel - it hasn’t been expedited as yet hence my response

  63. Comment by James Gordon posted on

    Hello, we bought a property on March 21st 2019, and have been chasing our Solicitor ever since to find out if the title and lease is now properly registered...the property is The Lookout (formerly 'The Flat'), 8 Market Place, Cockermouth, CA13 9NQ

    The last response we got on 19/5/20 is....

    "I have reviewed the Land Registry application enquiry on the portal and our application is still pending at the Land Registry.

    I can see that over the last 12 months requisitions were raised and dealt with and now our application is just sitting in a queue waiting to be processed"

    Please can you tell me what the delay is....I am at my wits end with this now, How can it take 14 Months to deal with this ???

    • Replies to James Gordon>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      James - the delay is due to a backlog of this type of work. There’s no issue with your purchase, which is protected, so this should not be something to worry about. Hopefully your conveyancer has explained that to you along with details of how Covid 19 has impacted and delayed matters further.

  64. Comment by Patrick posted on

    Hi there, can you help me please?
    Trying to buy 2 Furwell cottages, Wheeler end, Hp143nl but there was a double title registration issue. Can you tell me if you have processed the application / completed the checks / title? Also is the application expedited ? Thank you in advance.

    • Replies to Patrick>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Patrick - an application was lodged on 11th May and it is waiting to be processed. That’s not likely to be for several weeks yet due to Covid 19 impact. If there’s an urgency then a request to expedite it should be made.
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
      Your solicitor should be aware of all the above and able to action that for you with the help of the seller’s solicitor

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Patrick posted on

        Thanks Adam, I was told it was on the expedited route and was linked to the access (which was recently granted) - so was raised back in Jan/Feb? Also I think a complaint was raised by the sellers solicitor. Sellers solicitor claims he is chasing but can’t speak to anyone.
        Several weeks would collapse our chain which is ready to exchange / complete except for this.

        • Replies to Patrick>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Patrick - I’ll flag it with colleagues to see if it can be moved on

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            Comment by Patrick posted on

            Thank you so much, really appreciate that.

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            Comment by Patrick posted on

            Hi Adam,

            The application had it's expedition approved last week (a week ago) - The seller is struggling to get hold of his solicitor for an update and my buyer is not happy I cannot provide any update either. I am really worried the chain will collapse if this last piece of the jigsaw is not sorted. Would you be able to give me some timescales I can share or if it has been completed? Or even better still would the case worker be able to contact the seller, his solicitor or myself?
            Thank you in advance and for giving me an update last week.

            Kind regards,

            Patrick
            patrick_browne@yahoo.com

          • Replies to Patrick>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Patrick - it has been considered but is now with a senior officer to consider next steps. Until those are decided we won’t know timescales. I’ll post again when I know more

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            Comment by Patrick posted on

            Thank you Adam

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            Comment by Patrick posted on

            Hi Adam,

            I got an update by calling the LR that the application was with the in-house legal team at LR but was not being looked at. It has been in a queue since 21/05 and has not been allocated. Is there any way you can contact them or get them to contact the seller / seller's solicitor?
            Is there any way to expedite further so the application is being looked by the legal team?
            As said previously we are at breaking point for the house chain...
            Any help would be really appreciated.

          • Replies to Patrick>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Patrick - the application has been considered and I understand we have contacted the conveyancer for more details. That was today.
            Can I ask you to stick to one channel if you need to contact us please. I can fully appreciate the urgency and stress involved but using multiple channels diverts our limited resources from dealing with other urgent matters. This is a blog so I’d suggest sticking to the phone/email contact form going forward although your conveyancer should also be able to update you.

  65. Comment by Louise Child posted on

    Hi, can you help please with an update on the status of the TP1 application submitted for 7 Coppice Wood Close, Guiseley LS20 9JR. I was told it was submitted on 6 April but has not been processed yet. It is holding up our chain which looks likely to collapse. Thanks in advance

    • Replies to Louise Child>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Louise - do you have the title number and case reference please?

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Louise Child posted on

        Adam I don't, can you find it another way as I am desperate. The rectification of my buyers title is holding up my sale and onward purchase and my vendor wants progress this week. My buyers conveyancer just isn't responding to anyone. Our sale process has been going on since October in this chain hence everyone is at the end of their tether.

        • Replies to Louise Child>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Louise - the address throws up no details I can work with sadly, hence my question. If they have submitted an application then it will have a title number and case reference. Your conveyancer should work back up the chain for that detail to be provided. Surest way to confirm that it is in and expedited also

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Louise Child posted on

            Adam, I'll try and get it today

  66. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Lucy - they should have by now. My previous responses were to your own comments and you provided the details. So when I said 3 weeks re notice period you had not said when they had been sent but did the maths yourself. I assumed you had got all your facts from the solicitors involved. The notices actually expired on the 7th May

  67. Comment by Aaron posted on

    Application ref: Y608WJR
    Title: WM97349

    Hi Adam,

    The application for removing a Deceased joint proprietor was applied for at the start of April. I understand the given situation and usually this type of application would not be given priority, but the house has been marketed and an offer has now been accepted. My solicitor has informed me that he cannot processed with transaction as the above application is still pending.

    I have used the expedite form on your site Wednesday and attached the Notice of Proposed sale. I have yet to hear back from this request, how long does it usually take for this to be considered?

    Obviously we are keen to move things forward ASAP as the current pending application is now preventing the transaction from continuing.

    Thanks for your time

  68. Comment by Brooke posted on

    Hi, just wondering if you can help with regards to expediting an application, what is needed to be provided as 'evidence'. We are just about to submit relevant forms to have my partner removed from the deeds to his family home, we need this to be done before we can process any further with our sale, our help to buy authority to proceed expires 16th june and mortgage offer 30th june, would they be sufficient evidence?

    Many thanks

    • Replies to Brooke>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Brooke - they should be as you have a linked dependent transaction

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Brooke posted on

        Thank you for the quick reply Adam. Is there anything else we may require as evidence? We are both getting quite stressed about this situation now and just want best chance of application to expedite being accepted.

        • Replies to Brooke>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Brooke - if I’ve understood correctly you haven’t lodged the application yet. If so then that’s needed before w3 can do anything about expediting it

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Brooke Owens posted on

            No we've not submitted yet we will be this week. Just want to make sure that we have all of the right information available to submit.

  69. Comment by Rowan posted on

    Hello, looking for an update on title number WYK355908 application made on 24.04.2020 and then chased on 12.05.2020. This is significantly holding up a sale. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    • Replies to Rowan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rowan - is that the correct title number?

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Rowan posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for your reply. Yes that is the title number on the Title register

        • Replies to Rowan>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Rowan - many thanks. There’s no application pending but we did have an enquiry from a conveyancer against that title on 15th and we replied to that on the 21st.

  70. Comment by Courtney Reigh Gannon posted on

    Hi, please can i urgently request an update relating to a pending title number (please see details below) which is currently holding up a number of exchange and completions on a New Build Development Scheme whereby we have purchasers now considered as ‘high risk’ of homelessness due to either their tenancy agreements expiring or eviction notices being served to them by their landlords via Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service. The application was submitted in January of this year. Can you also tell me if you have received a request to expedite during this time. I REALLY appreciate any information that you can provide to me and I thank you in advance...

    Pending Title 1: AGL499613 / Ref: PDE/SAG5/120 HMLR Ref: JA79F9D

    • Replies to Courtney Reigh Gannon>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Courtney - we still have it but no request to expedite submitted. I would recommend speaking to the conveyancer directly to clarify the current position

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Courtney Reigh Gannon posted on

        Many thanks for your reply Adam. Are you able to advise on how long it might usually take once a request to be expedited is received as to how long it then takes for the Land Reg to then approve? And if an expedite request is not approved, what are the average timescales regardless or registering a title please? Is there any specific criteria that an application must meet in order to be expedited?

        • Replies to Courtney Reigh Gannon>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Courtney - usually within 2/3 days. There is no average calculation at present due to the Covid 19 impact. Hence it’s likely to be a number of weeks if it’s not expedited. The criteria is explained in the linked guidance so if you’ve got a dependent/linked transaction such as an onward sale or expiring mortgage offer

  71. Comment by Rachel Williams posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I am trying to find a way to contact land registry and noticed you are very good at replying to comments on here so thought I would give it a go!

    We are currently in the middle of a 2 property chain. Our buyers are first time buyers and the property we are buying is being converted from leasehold to freehold before we purchase, but unfortunately this is now what is holding up our moving process. The application is with land registry and week after week we are hearing ‘no progress’ on this application, via our sellers solicitors. There is a concern that our buyers will pull out because of the delays this is causing, which will mean both sales falling through. Can you advise me on this?
    The property in question is:
    31 Dragonfly Walk, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, BS24 8DH

    Many thanks in advance for your help in this matter.

    Rachel

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rachel - our services are significantly disrupted by Covid 19. An application won’t have progressed as a result. If there’s an urgency then the conveyancer needs to request expedition
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services

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        Comment by Jonathan Convery posted on

        Hi Andy
        I am an executor of my mother in laws estate. Before selling the property we bought the freehold and have just accepted an offer to sell. The solicitor acting for us has informed us the freehold title has not been registered yet. We completed the purchase on the 26/01/2020. Anticipating delays I have asked the solicitor to start the expedite process but she has refused saying that land registry will only do that if there is evidence of actual hardship. Is that the case and if so what is actual hardship? Am I being reasonable in what I am seeking to do and if so what options do I have to move this forward.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jonathan - we don’t define hardship specifically as it can take many forms. The most common would be financial though in a property scenario although there can be other reasons.
          If you’ve accepted an offer to sell but can’t move matters on due to the delayed registration then that can be a reason to expedite. But I assume your conveyancer has not reached that point yet as the buyer is not committed on paper

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        Comment by Jonathan Convery posted on

        Hi Adam
        Apologies I raised a question yesterday for you but inadvertently addressed it to Andy. So this repeats but adds a bit too. I am an executor of a deceased estate. We bought the freehold title of a house that is the main asset because the leasehold had gone below 70 years. This completed in late January 2020. We have just accepted an offer. There are 2 properties in a short chain. Our buyer will need a mortgage and I expect will struggle unless the freehold title is available. In any case I would expect bit want a clean situation. I have asked the solicitor who did the application to expedite but they have said that the land registry will not consider applications unless there is evidence of actual hardship and have refused. I’m keen to avoid a problem arising. How should I best proceed.

  72. Comment by Hannah posted on

    Hi there,

    Is it strictly necessary for the solicitor who filed the application to complete the expedite request?

    Is it ever possible for the buyer of the property in question to submit an expedite request?

    What documents do you need to see in order to grant the request?

    Thank you

  73. Comment by Courtney posted on

    Hi, i wonder if you might be able to give me an update on the following pending title number please? AGL494021. This application was submitted in October so if it is not yet registered, would you mind giving me an estimated time frame on when it might be please?

  74. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Patricia - it’s still with us so won’t be considered for several weeks https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#impact-on-our-services
    Looks like the conveyancer has asked us to expedite it recently but using the wrong channel
    I’ll flag it with colleagues to iron it out and hopefully someone can look at it early next week

  75. Comment by Ben posted on

    Hi, we are the purchasers of 123 SandbanksRoad, Poole, BH14 8EJ. We understand there is a restriction on the property that needs to be removed prior to exchange, could you advise on the timescale on this please? Our mortgage offer will expire in 3 weeks so this is becoming urgent.
    Thanks,

  76. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Patricia - it’s been completed and the register updated

  77. Comment by Adrian posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the update on our application (SYK677908/TP/20) however we have yet to received anything through the post and the Solicitors are advising that the portal hasn't been updated.

    Can you please advise when either of these will happen as the purchasers are still very twitchy.

    Thank you

    • Replies to Adrian>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Adrian - SYK677908 is now registered so I assume whatever was ‘wrong’ was out right

  78. Comment by Adrian Humphrey posted on

    Ok thanks for checking Adam

  79. Comment by Ro posted on

    Hi, I wanted to know the progress of our transaction it is on number 5, LE51QE for transfer of equity. Our solicitor is awaiting the certificate/documentation to proceed with our other transactions as it is holding it up. I believe it was escalated.

    • Replies to Ro>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ro - it’s still with us and waiting. It’s not expedited so the solicitor needs to get in touch and provide documentary evidence of the urgency

  80. Comment by M. B. Beresford posted on

    Hi
    For almost one YEAR now (6/6/19) I have been desperately trying to claim Title through Adverse Possession,on a small plot of land via a solicitor who from various reasons/excuses has been frustratingly ineffectual, in spite of repeated requests for resolution.
    You yourselves not receiving the initial application until October!
    However as this is still 7 months ago, I have still not and cannot obtain any
    final decision at all on my claim, which I was told was 'just a matter of days away' back in February.
    Please can you help in a matter that has become an extreme hardship case, as a matter of urgency ?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      M Beresford - we do have significant delays at present. If there’s an urgency, and your application hasn’t been expedited already, then you/your conveyancer can request expedition. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by M. B. Beresford posted on

        Hi
        I appreciate that you already had a backlog of some 6 weeks when application was made in October, but this has now been 7 Months.
        Now further complicated and delayed due to Covid19.
        The application was requested expedition, not for the first time, by
        solicitors clerk one week ago, but unable to speak to anyone directly,
        her emails remain unanswered to date.
        Your ref: MAN 35771
        PLEASE could you request courtesy of reply please ?
        Regards
        M. Beresford

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          M B Beresford - can you confirm the title number please? We haven’t had an application against MAN35771 for a couple of years? And if someone has contacted us by email do you have that enquiry reference please?

  81. Comment by Malcolm Dyke posted on

    I applied to transfer property to my and my brothers name after my Mother died. Application was sent 16/3/20 ref -HD339664. Can you please advise on my application. Thank you

  82. Comment by Lauren posted on

    My address is 4 Arminers Close, Gosport, PO12 2HB. My conveyancer has advised me that she has expedited a request for a change in the name of the other title holder. She hasn't given me the reference though, I just came across this comment option when trying to find out why she said the office was closed when she tried to call.

  83. Comment by Emily posted on

    Hi there,

    We are waiting for a land strip to be registered, for the deeds to be approved, so we can access a property we are purchasing. I believe this is one of a number of land registration forms that were put forward, we need only one of them approving.

    We have been waiting months for this, and would be so appreciative for any help, so we can get this over the line. I had been told that the forms needed are in the head office and not accessible to complete this?

    Best
    Emily

    • Replies to Emily>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emily - there may be some misunderstanding here around where the application/papers are. Whilst our offices are shut first registrations are being processed albeit there are significant difficulties in accessing the papers at some local offices, not Head Office.
      The lodging solicitor needs to request expedition and go from there so ask them to follow the process and hopefully it will give it a chance to move on
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Emily Palmer posted on

        Hi Adam,
        I believe this has been done already, is there anyway of checking?
        Best
        Emily

        • Replies to Emily Palmer>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Emily - what’s the title number and case reference?

        • Replies to Emily Palmer>

          Comment by Emily Palmer posted on

          It is joining Rose Hill Farm Title Number: SY257057 - Permanent easement for Rosehill Farm, Oakwood Hill

          • Replies to Emily Palmer>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Emily - many thanks but there’s no application pending against that title. I assume there is another application pending so you’d need to get the specific details from the conveyancer

  84. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Chris - I’ll flag with colleagues to move it on.
    their request was refused as they didn’t provide any documentary evidence of the sale/purchase or hardship. As there’s a confirmed sale/purchase they should have provided a copy of the memorandum of sale for example. A misunderstanding I assume if what’s required and our reply

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      Comment by Chris Prescott posted on

      Adam,

      This has now been resolved, thanks to your intervention. Thank you.

  85. Comment by Steve P posted on

    Hi Adam

    How long does it take to remove a name and restriction from the register
    The application was submitted weeks ago, but I have checked the deeds and they haven't updated since 14th May

  86. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Grace - we still have it and it’s waiting to be processed. It’s not been expedited so I’m unsure where the 20th May comment comes in. I’ll flag it with colleagues though to see if it can be moved on.

  87. Comment by Ruth posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I am a solicitor acting for a company that is selling property that is unregistered and the title deeds have been lost. There are a number of interested parties and therefore there is a contract race. I don't believe I can use the portal for an application for first registration so how can I expedite a paper application for first registration and should I send the application to my firm's Team Office address?
    Many thanks
    Ruth

  88. Comment by Ruth posted on

    Excellent - thank you for your prompt response Adam! Final question - how do I obtain copies of documents referred to in titles as being filed but which are listed under the 'document unavailable' section in the portal?

    • Replies to Ruth>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ruth - use the non referred document option. The non referred means not referred to in portal rather than not referred to on the register

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        Comment by Ruth posted on

        Thanks Adam. That option doesn't work as the document is referred to on the portal but is stated to be unavailable.? Perhaps you could have a look for me please? I am trying to obtain the 1945 Conveyance in title MM53382 - does this mean it is simply not available? Thanks

        • Replies to Ruth>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ruth - that deed is set out in the register so we won’t have a copy

  89. Comment by Barbara Marchant posted on

    Hello I need help. My brother died in November last year and I am his next of kin. I applied to land registry to have his property transferred to my name some time ago. . You confirmed receipt of everything you needed ie death certificate/probate info/payment etc on 1st April20. Your ref HD167452. I would like to know if this can be expedited as it I am finding difficult with finding closure on his death until his house is sold . We have a buyer who wants to move in in 6 week time. Can you please help me .

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Barbara - I’m sorry to read of your loss and the difficulties you are facing. I’ll flag it with colleagues to move it on.
      I suspect you are already aware but a sale can take place based on the probate but I’m guessing that there’s wider issues in play here that require it to be put in the beneficiary’s name first.

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        Comment by Barbara Marchant posted on

        Hi Adam thank you so much for responding , it really helps. I have sent everything that is required by land registry so do you think you could give me some idea when this could possibly be transferrred into my name do the sale can proceed. Regards Barbara

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Barbara - I’d expect it to be considered Tues/Wed next week as things stand. Everything then hinges on it being in order. So I’d suggest bearing with us until then and we may know more

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Barbara - just to let you know that they’ve processed it but it wasn’t in order. There’s nothing to worry about as you had not dated the form AS1. That’s crucial but easily resolved so just wait for our letter plus form, date it and post it back using the details provided. Once we’ve got that sorted all should be ok

  90. Comment by Max Cottam posted on

    Hi adam,
    Im trying to get information about a deed change that I believe my aunts solicitor has attempted to expedite.
    Its for 126, sinclair avenue, banbury, OX16 1BL.
    It should be removing the names of myself (mr Max Bentley-Cottam) and my sister (Abigail Cottam).
    It is quite urgent as we cannot complete sale of our parts of the house to my aunt (Susan Cartledge) until it is processed.
    Many thanks
    Max cottam

    • Replies to Max Cottam>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Max - suggest you check with solicitor as we did have an application lodged in March but completed on 21st May

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Max Cottam posted on

        Hi adam thanks for the response.
        So would that have been sent via post or email? As my aunts solicitor is maintaining that he has had no response from the land registry, and that was over 3 weeks ago that you guys processed it.

        • Replies to Max Cottam>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Max - the application was submitted via a secure portal so It woukd be issued as a download in the same way. If they say they’ve got nothing suggest they just download a copy of the register to check as it is urgent after all.

  91. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Anna - it has been considered but the AP1 refers to a Transfer, Charge and Discharge in that order. I am assuming therefore that we are waiting for a discharge as we have no consent from the lender
    If there’s to be no discharge then we’d need their consent so suggest you use portal/Application enquiry to clarify matters to save time now

  92. Comment by Hazel Brennan posted on

    Hi I’m purchasing the property 12 Gerneth Close ,Liverpool L243TN. I’ve been advised by my solicitor that completion can only take place once a restriction is lifted . I’ve been advised that an expedite request was submitted a few weeks ago shortly before setting our completion date which has since been and gone .
    Are you able to update me on this process .
    I have to move out of my current rented property before the end of July but the property I’m buying needs essential building work before I can move in and I’m starting to get a bit anxious .
    I look forward to hearing from you .

    • Replies to Hazel Brennan>

      Comment by Hazel posted on

      The postcode of Gerneth close is L24 1UP. I got it wrong on my original post

    • Replies to Hazel Brennan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hazel - before we can update the register we have to complete wider checks including contacting the restrictioner. Those checks may not complete until 24/25 June. Although the application is expedited the checks still have to take place

  93. Comment by David posted on

    Hi

    Under current COVID-19 arrangements how long will it take for a deed of variation for a solar panel lease? We are very worried this could mean we loose the house we wish to purchase through help to buy.

  94. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Zen H - unfortunately it wasn’t in order when first considered and still isn’t. The caseworker will contact the solicitor to give them a chance to resolve so I’d hang on until they’ve received that request and then ask your solicitor to clarify/confirm things for you

  95. Comment by Zen H posted on

    Hi Adam, can you see if all things is in order to complete now? Thanks! DC575FE, 200402-000223.

    • Replies to Zen H>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zen - what’s your conveyancer telling you?

  96. Comment by Zen H posted on

    Hi Adam, can you see if all things is in order to complete now? Thanks! DC575FE, 200402-000223.

    The Land Registry requested an amended form from the solicitor to remove the Unilateral Notices on the parent titles, this was uploaded this morning and we are awaiting the completed registration.

    • Replies to Zen H>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zen - if they e corrected the mistake and it’s expedited then it will be considered again ASAP

  97. Comment by Adam J H posted on

    Hello,
    I am buying a shared ownership new build. We are now only waiting for the housing association to receive the title deeds. They were submitted by the HA on 4th May as far as I'm aware. The reference numbers are YEA94720 and YEA89518. I am desperately waiting to be able to exchange so I was wondering how close they are to being processed so we can complete our transaction?
    Thank you.

    • Replies to Adam J H>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Adam J H - due to current backlog and impact of Covid 19 they won’t be considered for several months. If there’s an urgency then please speak to your solicitor about requesting expedition
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#contents

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Adam J H posted on

        Dear Adam,

        Thank you for your reply. The solicitor has informed me they have already requested it to be expedited at first registration. Can you confirm if this is the case at your end please, as if it is not expedited then I need to speak to the solicitor again to request this.

        Many thanks,
        Adam

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Adam J H - due to the impact of Covid 19 and how we are having to work requests lodged with applications won’t be picked up and actioned. They need to request it as per the linked guidance
          They are not expedited

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Adam J H posted on

            Thank you, I understand. Just one last thing, can you see for sure that there is no request for expediting already submitted for these (YEA94720 and YEA89518)?
            Once I know for sure that it has not already been requested, then I can let my solicitor know to request this for me as a matter of urgency.
            Many thanks.

          • Replies to Adam J H>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Adam J H - they have not been expedited. There is one channel open to request it. They need to use that channel

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Adam J H posted on

            Dear Adam,

            After speaking to you last week, I followed your advice and requested that the solicitor expedites this. I've had confirmation that the expedite was requested on Tuesday. Please can you check if YEA94720 and YEA89518 have indeed been expedited and if there is an estimate for the timescale of getting the completed deeds?

            Thanks you.

          • Replies to Adam J H>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Adam J H - they have been expedited so will now be considered ASAP. There are prior applications affecting the seller’s titles so they will have to be checked/cleared to enable your later applications to be processed.
            Your conveyancer can track their progress online using their secure portal

  98. Comment by Ann Marie Gruszkos posted on

    I have applied for a part transfer of land and have received confirmation of receipt and information that it will held up because of significant increases in volume of registrations. I tried to use the contact form to enquire on progress more specifically but have no 7 digit HMLR reference. Under 'our reference' in the letter it gives HD593091/TP/053 but the land is going from HD15580 to HD172872. Can you advise please?

  99. Comment by Ann Maria gruszkos posted on

    That's very helpful on timescales. I am not a covenyencer nor solicitor so I believe I cannot use the expedition process. Am I correct?

    • Replies to Ann Maria gruszkos>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ann Maria - if you lodged it then you can still request expedition using the contact form referred to
      You’ll get an auto reply which you need to respond to and attach documentary evidence to confirm the urgency
      If there is no urgency and no documentary evidence your request will be refused

  100. Comment by ZenH posted on

    Hi Adam, can you see if all things is in order to complete now? Thanks! DC575FE, 200402-000223. My solicitor mentioned LR is looking at it last week but I have not heard on completion yet.

    • Replies to ZenH>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      ZenH - we did look at it last week. Your solicitor replied and wider checks are being carried out. Your solicitor can view and check the current status using their secure portal/Application enquiry.
      Those wider checks cannot be expedited as they are reliant on recipients to respond. Please speak to your solicitor as to the reasons for such checks and how they may not be completed for a few weeks.
      I appreciate that this will not be the response you want to read but you will need to discuss what happens next with your conveyancer. We cannot manage those expectations via an online blog

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by ZenH posted on

        Dear Adam, I would like to follow up on case DC575FE, 200402-000223 again. Given that the notice expire today, my understanding is the land registration would be completed by end of today? The buyer is pushing to complete the purchase ASAP and this is our only pending. Can you kindly confirm that it could be completed by end of today? Would there be a time so I can inform the solicitor? Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          ZenH - an application is not completed the same day as a notification period expires. It will be reconsidered ASAP after the date of expiry. So the best you can say is that you’d expect it to be reconsidered early next week and if all is in order completed

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by ZenH posted on

            Hi Adam, case DC575FE, 200402-000223, can kindly let me know if everything is in order now and able to complete?

          • Replies to ZenH>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            ZenH - I can’t but I can confirm that as an expedited application it will be reconsidered again ASAP

  101. Comment by MF posted on

    Good morning,
    Can I Kindly get clarity on how to expedite an application? I have 2 applications pending (one an RX3) which have been holding the sale of my property for almost 3 months and I’m at risk of losing the buyer.
    Can you please advise what supporting evidence I can provide to help expedite this application? According to your website is an application is holding up a transaction it would qualify.
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    MC

  102. Comment by Zayed posted on

    Hello, we are in the process of purchasing a property that is freehold but has not been registered, even though the freehold registration has been purchased twice previously. An application to register this was submitted on the 15th May 2020, our vendors solicitors have requested expedition on this twice but it has been declined both times. Please could you advise as to what the cause of rejection could be as the vendors solicitors have stated that they have submitted relevant evidence showing that this is holding up the chain and that we are due a child in 3 months and that we will have to find temporary accommodation which will add to our expense. Any advice provided would be much appreciated, thank you.

    • Replies to Zayed>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zayed - I’ve no idea as to what the reason(s) might be but if they’ve asked twice then the reason(s) will have been explained. So what reason(s) were given?

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        Comment by Zayed posted on

        Hello, the reason given according to our vendors solicitor was that the evidence provided was not sufficient the first time, the second request to expedite was made with the memo of sale and also supporting evidence of our chain being held up and it has been rejected again. The vendors solicitor has not given a reason for it being rejected the second time. Any guidance on this would be extremely useful, thank you

        • Replies to Zayed>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Zayed - I can’t offer any other guidance as the request process and criteria are quite clear. What’s the title number and case reference please?

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Zayed posted on

            I don't have access to a reference number but the property is 75 Greenway Road, Heald Green, SK83NU

          • Replies to Zayed>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Zayed - many thanks. Both requests were refused as they have not provided any documentary evidence to confirm that the property is sold and there is a confirmed buyer. The process requires them to provide such evidence and not simply to state ‘it’s urgent please hurry’.

  103. Comment by HASSAN RAHIM posted on

    Hi Adam, could you please tell me where my application is at?

    Enquiry reference: 200629-003252

    • Replies to HASSAN RAHIM>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hassan - that’s an enquiry reference requesting expedition. That was approved and replied to today so the actual application will be considered ASAP. Please rely on your conveyancer to keep you informed re it’s completion or any hold ups

  104. Comment by SK posted on

    Hi
    Are you able to check on the status of a lease extension application (Ref: JA7B6AB) and advise on when it will be approved?
    My solicitor has expedited the application as I am in the process of going through a remortgage.
    Many thanks
    SK

  105. Comment by DB posted on

    Hi Adam,
    We are buying a property but waiting for a transfer of part to go through. It has been expedited, but now it says survey requested; apparently this is a survey by OS surveyors. Do you know how long that takes and what stage of the process it is please?, i.e. how long left to completion normally. Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      DB - as you state the survey is done by OS so how soon is down to them. Under normal circumstances it’s done within 2 weeks of a request but as you’ll appreciate they too will have been delayed due to Covid 19 and it’s only in the last few weeks that they’ve begun site visits again.
      The survey result will then dictate what happens next so best to wait for that to happen. Your conveyancer should know once that stage has been passed and the next reached as appropriate

  106. Comment by Emily Palmer posted on

    Hi Adam,
    Are you able to look against the below address to see where it is in the queue:

    Rose Hill Farm, Okewood Hill, Ockley RH5 5PT we, have been waiting a while and I believe it has been expedited?

    Many Thanks

    • Replies to Emily Palmer>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emily - not without the title number/case reference. The postal address doesn’t throw up any pending applications

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Emily posted on

        Hi Adam, does this throw anything up?
        SY851205

        • Replies to Emily>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Emily - that’s a first registration dating back to February 2018. I’d recommend speaking to the conveyancers involved to clarify/confirm matters for you

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Emily Palmer posted on

            Hi Adam,

            This is still the application that we are trying to get through, I can't get hold of anyone via email or on the phone. The solicitors are saying that is has been expedited but I would like to chase this myself aswell.

          • Replies to Emily Palmer>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Emily - if it is that application then from its age and ongoing correspondence there is nothing to chase. There are clearly a number of ongoing issues around it involving a variety of ongoing correspondence between ourselves and a number of parties. The complexity is why I referred you back to your solicitor as we can’t try and unravel and explain matters for you via this blog or through our support phone number

  107. Comment by Lesley Carter posted on

    Please can you help me. I am a 75 year old pensioner home owner with my only income being state pension. In January 2020 I had a disaster at home with a burst water tank which my insurers did not cover. I applied for a small mortgage to enable me to cover my bills which was granted and I received the mortgage offer, I engaged solicitors when I found out that I needed to register my title deeds as the house was bought prior to 2002 law change before I could proceed. They assured me they were applying but we then had lockdown. I finally got an appointment with the solicitor 3 weeks ago and signed the registration application, I had obtained an offer extension period from my mortgage company. I am now in serious financial difficulties with outstanding bills but my solicitors have now said that land registry won’t expedite which they had requested
    even with these stated circumstances but have given no explanation as to why. I stand to loose my home and have balliffs call. The solicitor says that I will probably have to start again but this is impossible as there was only this mortgage company who would make an offer and they grow tired of waiting after 7 months, albeit lockdown affected. My family live abroad and I don’t know what to do. My property is 9 Victoria Road, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8AF. I do not have an application Reference from the solicitors. Is there anything I or you can do to stop this awful nightmare situation and delay, my solicitors bill is already almost £1000 which without registration and the subsequent mortgage I also cannot pay. Thank you for your time, any help or suggestions/explanation would be so very much appreciated.

    • Replies to Lesley Carter>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lesley - I’m sorry to read of all the difficulties you are facing. The application was added to our systems on 25th June. Prov title SL266424 case ref NA410B8.
      The solicitor requested expedition but that was refused as they did not provide any documentary evidence to confirm your mortgage offer for example. We request evidence to confirm a linked transaction. In circumstances I have flagged your comments with colleagues to see if we can expedite it.
      I should stress that applications for first registration are impacted the most by Covid at this time but let’s see what the processing team can do

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        Comment by Lesley Carter posted on

        Good morning Adam, I can never thank you enough for your reply and for it being such a quick response. I was told by my solicitor that I could not and must not contact land registry myself and you had been closed anyway but I am so glad that I found your site and I’m so very impressed with your service. My husband (died 2010) and myself purchased our house 30 years ago and assumed that it would always be registered to us and I was devastated to find that I needed 1st registration before I could proceed with a mortgage offer that would enable me to pay for the substantial repairs carried out, 37 gallons of water through the ceilings on two floors does considerable damage! I do appreciate that Covid has caused major problems for everyone, personally over 75 lockdown/isolation was very difficult to cope with, also that I am certainly not the only person with problems but the fact that you have given me hope whereas my solicitors told me that it would be a minimum of 8+ months wait still before anything could be done and expedition was impossible left me in total despair as to how I could possibly cope. I am surprised that my solicitors did not, as they had advised me they had, give the mortgage information, I signed the offer, which they have along with all my deeds etc in their office at the end of February/beginning of March. Your advice and help has given me a reason and the strength to try to carry on so thank you many times over for your kind response, it is so very much appreciated and I’m very grateful for whatever and whenever anything can be done.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Lesley - we have started processing it today but we need more from the solicitor. We have contacted them but please don’t panic. If they need more from you then I am sure they will get in touch and manage your expectations.

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            Comment by Lesley Carter posted on

            Good afternoon Adam. Again I must thank you for your information letting me know the current position. I had not heard from my solicitors concerning an update so have contacted them today, they have now confirmed they that yes they had received your email and have assured me they have contacted you today, they have also confirmed they had been contacted by the mortgage lender, as had I, to say there is a deadline of 16th July. They have told me there is a problem with the copy of my deeds they had submitted, they were not clear enough and were not sufficient information for your needs, they have all my paperwork relating to the house from before and after purchase so should have anything else you require, also there is a problem with the registration plan concerning the garden. I have an appointment with them at 10am tomorrow to try to resolve this. I will keep you updated and am definitely trying not to panic but it is a little difficult. Again many thanks,

  108. Comment by SK posted on

    Hi
    Are you able to check on the status of a lease extension application (Ref: JA7B6AB)?
    My solicitor made a request to expedite it last week.
    Thanks

  109. Comment by Brad Bartlett posted on

    Hi, please can I have an update on Title Number EX809970. We completed in January and were told by the solicitor it could take 3 months but its been nearly 6 now.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Brad - it’s still with us and waiting to be processed. At the time of lodgement (30 Jan) we already had a backlog of around 6/7 months. Covid 19 has impacted so there’s a much longer wait
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#contents
      There’s nothing to chase or worry about though as your purchase is protected all the time we have it. So please continue to bear with us.
      If an urgency arises, such as an onward sale, then your solicitor can apply for it to be expedited as per the linked guidance

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        Comment by Brad Bartlett posted on

        thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

  110. Comment by MF posted on

    Hi, I’d like to follow-up on a pending request: reference number 200630000305.

    I was told this had been expedite and should have be addressed by today. When I called today for an update, I was told it’s still pending and can take some time to be picked up.

    This is the last step in completion of the sale and I was informed that my buyer’s mortgage offer is due to expire.

    Is there anyway to expedite any further?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Regards
    MF

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      MF - the reference is an enquiry reference so if you rang our support team then you’ve got all the advice we can give and it will be responded to/actioned ASAP. If there’s an urgency then they’ll chase whoever is dealing with it

  111. Comment by Nav posted on

    Hi
    One of your kind colleague expedite my case on 06th July which gave me hope. The mortgage offer expires 4th August and we can only complete on a Monday. We havent got alot of time and I am the one chasing. I have been going back and forth with all solicitors involved and really anxious thinking this might not happen.Can you let me know the status of title number WM804762/ LO64FLR?
    A response is greatly appreciated.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nav - it’s still with us but is being processed. The application requires quite a significant and complex change to the title. As such it can take time due to the Covid impact but it is progressing

  112. Comment by Nav posted on

    Hi Adam
    Many thanks for your quick response. Hoping it will get process in time. Keeping fingers and toes crossed.

    Thank you guys so much
    Nav.

  113. Comment by Arthur posted on

    Dear Adam,
    I don't know who else to turn to, so I have decided to ask you.
    3 moths ago I purchased a property at auction.
    Having found a lender, I have proceeded to complete, as instructed by my solicitor, and I have transferred funds/deposit to their account on the completion day. A couple of hours later, I was informed about an issue of a pending application in the land registry and so the lender will not go ahead until this application has been processed.
    Being a first time buyer I do not understand the implications and causes of this, but shouldn't this have been uncovered during the searches, please?
    I am told the application was submitted prior to the auction day.
    I will very much appreciate your comment and advice.

    Kind regards

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Arthur - if there was a pending application and you submitted a search then it would/should have been revealed. If your lender won’t lend then you’ll have to wait for the pending application to complete but very much something to speak to your conveyancer about

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        Comment by Arthur posted on

        Thank you, Adam!
        This has been by far the fastest reply I have ever received across all GOV services!

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        Comment by Artur posted on

        Good morning, Adam,
        I have contacted the solicitor and I now have the ref number for the application. I can only imagine the backlog HM Land Registry must have, but, if it's not too much trouble, would you check if there are any outstanding documents needed for this application, please? Ref number X299PHR.
        Completion has been delayed by 3 weeks and I will very much appreciate your help.
        Kind regards

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Artur - there was an extended delay as we needed more and it looks like that was provided late last week. It’s now completed though and the register updated

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            Comment by Arthur posted on

            Great news!
            Thank you very much, your help has been invaluable!

  114. Comment by Jamie hicksford posted on

    Hi, my sister is buying me out of our later parents home and I’m being told there’s delays due to COVID, I’ve just been given notice to vacate a rental property and urgently need this to complete. Can someone let me know the rough time scale please property is 82 clay hill road, Ss165du
    Thanks in advance

  115. Comment by Jamie hicksford posted on

    Thanks for the reply is that from start to finish or specifically this application?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jamie - 4/5 weeks wait time before it might be considered. If there’s an urgency then don’t wait and hope. Speak to the conveyancer about a request to expedite now

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        Comment by Jamie hicksford posted on

        I believe the conveyancer has filed for this to be expedited now, can you please advise if this is the case?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jamie - not as yet. If you haven’t then please refer them to our online guidance on how to make the request https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
          It’s important that they use the specified and supported channel to do this

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            Comment by Jamie hicksford posted on

            I’m at a complete loss as to what to do, it’s my sisters solicitor that is continuously delaying things and now clearly lying about submitted this! My family and I are potentially homeless in 7 weeks and completely powerless over the whole situation! Is there absolutely anything I can do my end to speed this up? Yeah clearly can’t rely on the conveyancer to do it

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jamie - I’ll flag it with colleagues to try and get it moving. I mus5 stress that our services are significantly disrupted by Covid 19 so we are very reliant on conveyancers to correctly flag urgent applications as they arise. We are trying to process hundreds of thousands of applications so no wing which ones, a very small number in comparison, which are urgent is crucial if we are to be efficient in providing any assistance.
            Hopefully the flag will help so at this stage, and to not add to your own stress levels, you may prefer not to raise it again with the solicitor until you next have to communicate.

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            Comment by Jamie hicksford posted on

            Thank you, and thanks for the very prompt replies

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            Comment by Jamie hicksford posted on

            Hi there. Sorry to message again, I have been told this has now been done via the correct portal, if possible can you please check for me if it has at least been submitted? Many thanks in advance

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jamie - you’ll recall I flagged it to be expedited yesterday. So it’s been processed but unfortunately it wasn’t in order so we had to contact the conveyancer for more details and to correct the paperwork submitted. They’ve replied today so it will go back to a caseworker to consider again. If they’ve now got everything we need then hopefully it will be completed ASAP.
            If you want to comment again Monday pm then I can check again (Y961PLR - our ref)

  116. Comment by Nav posted on

    Hi Adam
    Can I have an update on title number WM804762/ ref LO64FLR? Do you think the application can complete before Friday of this week? Asking this as we would have 2 weeks left on the mortgage offer and would have to apply for an extension on Friday.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nav - the conveyancer has responded to our second enquiry so hopefully a resolution might be possible soon. Whilst your conveyancer should be able to update you on it being completed (or not if wider checks are needed) if you post again Wednesday morning we may have an update

  117. Comment by Keith Smith posted on

    Hi

    Please can this application be expedited. It’s been open for some time and we are looking to complete ASAP.

    The original application was done months ago.

    Kind regards

    Y842CLR – Dealing

    H593RJR – Expedition approved

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Keith - I’ll flag it with colleagues to take a look. Looks like it was expedited but not in order. But that may have been put right now so waiting for wider checks to complete.

  118. Comment by Lauren Hathaway-Howell posted on

    Hi
    Can someone please advise currently in the process of selling my leasehold property, however the freehold was sold and the registry has not been updated I believe the application was made on the 12th May (title number: EX766485). I need this to be updated before I can exchange, my mortgage offer is due to expire soon along with authority to exchange from help to buy. Is there anyway this can be expediated please?

  119. Comment by Angela Armstrong posted on

    My solicitor applied for the transfer of 173 Tottington Road Bolton BL2 4DF into my name on 11.6.20.
    I have applied for equity release which I need urgently, however my application can't be progressed until the house is in my name.
    Can this be expedited please?

    Many thanks.

  120. Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

    We're currently held-up mid-transaction on G661MLR is this an expedited application?
    Many thanks,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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        Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

        Many thanks for the prompt reply AdamH. Has a request been made to expedite the application? We will of course contact the conveyancer(s) involved.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Karl - it’s not been expedited so please refer the solicitor to our online guidance if a request is to be made

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            Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

            Really appreciate this AdamH. We've since directed the solicitor to the guidance and have a new application J640VLR - is this the expedited version? Thanks in advance. Karl

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Karl -they’ve lodged it as a second application but for the same thing as the one received on 3rd July. Unsure why but end result is the first application has been expedited so hopefully it should be considered shortly.

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            Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

            Hello Adam,
            Thanks for your info to date. The title we're attempting to transfer has yet another application alert. Is this a request for further information? H591YLR.
            Karl

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Karl - it’s from the same conveyancer but with regards a separate matter

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            Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

            Adam,
            Apologies, the matter rolls on. Does this application relate to the chimney breast/minor amendment of the boundary? This is now the only matter holding up our transaction and we hope this will be expedited in the same manner. Thank you. Karl

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Karl - we wrote to the conveyancer on 28th and await their response. It does appear to relate to the chimney breast. There’s not a lot I can really update/share in a blog so best to rely on the conveyancer for more specific details at this stage.

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            Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

            Hello Adam,
            The application delaying our purchase is now submitted with supporting evidence (at least, should be). Has the conveyancer asked for it to be expedited accordingly? If not, we will ask him to do so. Thank you in advance.
            Karl

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Karl - if it’s been submitted then your own conveyancer can check re expedition. Have they given you the title number and case reference?
            The reference you quoted previously, H591YLR, is still live and expedited

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            Comment by Karl Ramshaw posted on

            Thanks Adam,
            The application is possibly under G661MLR however it is the sellers conveyancer/the executor who is handling, otherwise we'd ask.
            Karl

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Karl - understood although your own conveyancer can still check online as explained. That case reference is an expedited application as well and we asked the conveyancer for more at the end of July. Looks like we are still awaiting a reply

  121. Comment by Nav posted on

    Hi Adam.
    Can you let me know the status of WM804762/ ref LO64FLR? Is the application likely to complete before or on Friday? As previously discussed the mortgage offer will expire in 2 weeks.

    Many Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Nav - the application has been completed and the register updated

  122. Comment by Malcolm Vickers posted on

    I made an application for voluntary first registration on 30 April 2020 and the fee was taken on 4 May 2020. Since then I’ve heard nothing. The address is 7 Scottleton Street Presteigne Powys LD82BG. Is it being processed?

  123. Comment by Nav posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thank you guys so much. By far the best service I have ever received.

  124. Comment by Graeme Barnett posted on

    Good morning,
    So pleased to find this blog and useful information and would be so grateful for any help you can provide. We are currently trying to conclude on our sale of property in Scotland and subsequent purchase in England. It is now a desperate situation as will shortly be homeless as to be out of temp. rented accommodation by end of July. There has been an ongoing issue as there was an anomaly with the land our garage attached to our house not being included in the deeds. This went to the QLTR and to cut a very long story short this has been resolved by means of a warrant and deed of gift. Therein lies the stumbling block... apparently due to the pandemic HM Treasury have "not been there to physically sign and seal" the documents, and without this cannot advance to completion. We have been assured that our case has been expedited with HM Treasury due to both hardship and time frame. Our lawyer tells us that our contact at QLTR is now on holiday. I am at my wits end wondering what to do next. Is there any way you could investigate for me.... the property address is 16 Hauplands Way, West Kilbride. The only QLTR ref. we have is BV/3302/19. The Title number is AYR 27299. Any help/advice you can offer would be so appreciated, as still hoping to complete 30th July if at all possible and subsequently complete on our purchase in England on the same day. Many thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Graeme - we deal with England & Wales. As you are trying to resolve the Scottish end of the transaction it’s the Registers of Scotland you’d need to deal with

  125. Comment by Graeme Barnett posted on

    Thank you but we are told the QLTR have had to send it to HM Treasury London to have the deed of gift warrant signed and that is where the hold up is?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Graeme - if that’s the case then you’d be contacting HM Treasury London to see what, if anything, they can do to assist. Although we are HM Land Registry we are not directly linked to the Treasury in the work we do

  126. Comment by Graeme Barnett posted on

    Ok, do you possibly have a contact/ blog address details for them? Sorry I assumed as was similar to some of your enquiries would be yourselves.. so Scotland different. I will keep searching.

  127. Comment by Graeme Barnett posted on

    Thank you so much, wish all web sites were like you.

  128. Comment by Rural Land Associates posted on

    Good afternoon
    Could you please advise on status of K966RLQ re: SK121526
    A dispute was disposed of by agreement 31st March 2020
    Plans overlapped but mismatch was not noticed by HMLR
    Entries relating to new easements and agreed boundary plans are due to be added to or to amend registration plans and recitals on SK121526 SK344308 and SK258153
    Delay in processing is impeding pending TR1 TP1 actions
    Or are there pending requisitions awaiting responses

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rural Land Associates - there are three pending applications and ongoing correspondence between us and the affected conveyancer(s). The applications are all expedited but it appears matters have been very drawn out due to the complexities involved

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        Comment by Rural Land Associates posted on

        Many thanks for the update AdamH - are you able to accept and process TR1 and TP1 applications relating to SK344308 whilst the three pending boundary and/or easement applications and their complexities move to conclusion. Do your colleagues have a time frame in mind for conclusion of the three pending applications - Kind regards (Sorry we also posted this as a new comment by mistake)

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          applications can still be made to preserve their priority but they won’t be processed for several weeks
          The pending applications date back to 2018 so clearly have some mileage under the belt already. How much longer may be hard to estimate as several parties are involved. If the solicitors involved can’t provide that clarity then you could try our online contact form to make the enquiry https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#contacting-hm-land-registry
          You would need to make it clear what your own interest is. I’ve deleted the other blog comment

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            Comment by Rural Land Associates posted on

            Many thanks for your very prompt responses AdamH. We will seek clarity from conveyancer "A" and conveyancer "G" who represent the parties and if necessary make use of your online enquiry link in due course.

  129. Comment by Vicky Roe posted on

    Hi Adam, are you able to provide information on ST182781? Ultimately we are looking to find out if it has been transferred successfully and if the process is now complete.

    Any update helpful, thanks.

  130. Comment by Neil posted on

    Good morning
    could you please advise, we have a application (on HD231649 ) to extend a lease which was submitted on the 13th of January. This has yet to done and is delaying the withdrawal of a charge on the register which is delaying a remortgage and putting severe pressure on us is their anyway that this can be speed up by ourselves? Or would the solicitors who dealt with the request need to request this. Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Neil - we still have it; it is delayed as part of the backlog; and if there’s an urgency then as you mention the solicitor needs to request expedition as per our online guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by Neil posted on

        application (HD231649 ) thank you for the reply it was very helpful. Our solicitors have applied for an expedition of the request and have been told that it was successful how long does the expedite process take?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Neil - expedition reduces the wait time so once expedited it should b3 considered within a few working days. Everything then hinges on it being in order and no wider checks ar3 needed. If it’s not or they are then the conveyancer can check online

  131. Comment by Emily Palmer posted on

    Hi there,
    Do you know when the actual land reg offices are due to open, a piece of paper is the only thing holding us up is in a file in the office, and apparently they can't get to it. The head office number goes to voicemail and then dead. Would love to know what we are working with, is it the 1st Aug, like the rest of offices?
    Best
    Emily

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Emily - there is no fixed date for a return to offices. I’d suggest you continue to enquire through the channel used to date as they can manage your expectations based on the specific details involved

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        Comment by Emily Palmer posted on

        Thank-you, have got to where we can without that bit of paper. Not to worry, it’s a waiting game now!

  132. Comment by DB posted on

    Hi
    I wondered if you could give us an update on transfer of part application AAC5D86 please. We hope it is in the final stages but not sure how long it might be until completion.
    Thank you.
    DB

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      DB - looks like the solicitor supplied more details late last week. It’s been referred back to the caseworker to be considered again so hopefully the solicitor should have an update soon.

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        Comment by DB posted on

        Hi Adam, thanks for that. Today the status (AAC5D86) has changed to ‘Delayed’ and ‘Notices issued 21 July, Expires 21 October’. What does that mean please? And for timescale? All in the chain are waiting on this to exchange contracts. Thanks.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          DB - it means that wider checks, Notices, are being carried out. Notices are served on potentially affected parties so they are given time to respond to see if they consent/object to the claim be8ng made. We are often required to do these so unless we get responses back sooner you’ll have to wait until they expire. We can’t expedite or hurry up the recipients.

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            Comment by DB posted on

            Hi Adam,
            Thanks. Is there somewhere where we can find a guide to the stages in the Transfer of Part process. We had thought it only had a couple of weeks to go in June. It would be good to know what happens after this stage.
            Thank you.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            DB - there’s no guide to the stages re a Transfer of part. But the extra delay is nothing to do with it being a Transfer of part. It relates to the application looking to include additional land not registered to the Transferor. That is what triggered the survey and then wider checks - see section 5.3 of our Practice Guide for an explanation as to what we have to do where such claims of ownership are made. Your solicitor should also be able to explain/advise

  133. Comment by Hannah posted on

    I’m sure he will have done but could you please confirm? Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - they’ve not requested expedition so I’d suggest they do to get the application moving.

  134. Comment by Hannah posted on

    So has he replied with more information? Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - the conveyancer replied to the request for more details, yes. But it’s very unlikely to be reconsidered for a while still unless it’s expedited.
      I’ll flag it with colleagues to see if it can be progressed

  135. Comment by Hannah posted on

    Can I request this or must the conveyancer?

    • Replies to Hannah>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - as I’ve flagged it with colleagues I wouldn’t bother re expedition at this stage. Let’s see where it takes us first.

  136. Comment by Hannah posted on

    Okay, I’d appreciate if you came back to me and let me know anything. Thanks so much for your help,

    • Replies to Hannah>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Hannah - the application has been completed and the conveyancer notified

  137. Comment by Sally posted on

    My former solicitor registered my property in the correct business name, but with the wrong company number. We are now selling the property but can’t complete our sale until the company number is updated. It’s 15 Robinwood Court, LS8 1DZ. It is the only thing holding up completion, is there any way to see if this has already been expedited, or to give any timescale on how long it might take?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - the application was completed on the 25th and the register is now updated

  138. Comment by Sally posted on

    That’s great news thanks so much for replying!

  139. Comment by Simon Baillie-Brown posted on

    Hi, We have an outstanding request in for the removal of a second charge against our property. The request was expedited, but was awaiting consent/objection from another party which had a deadline of 22nd July. Is it possible to see what the current status of this request is as its holding up our property sale (hence the request to expedite). Application Ref. is V011DLR.

    Many thanks,

    Simon

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Simon - it’s still with us but I’ll flag it with colleagues to see if it can be completed.
      It wasn’t expedited as no documentary evidence was produced to confirm the purchase. But it was processed to save time but your outgoing lender had to be contacted to confirm the charge removal. It wasn’t a case of objecting but confirming it could be removed but it looks like they haven’t responded. That shouldn’t be an issue now so it should be sorted shortly so ask your conveyancer to check later today

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        Comment by Simon Baillie-brown posted on

        Fantastic, thanks Adam.

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        Comment by Simon Baillie-Brown posted on

        So it appears that 1 of the charges has been removed and the other hasn't despite both being linked (it was a Help to buy equity loan) - was this an oversight on our solicitors part and we therefore have to start the process again adding another 2-3 weeks to the process?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Simon - you’d have to ask your solicitor whether it’s a mistake or not as we received an application to remove the one legal charge. Whilst I’m aware of the HTB scheme and Homes England often being linked they would still have a separate redemption process so maybe your solicitor is dealing with Homes England separately and waiting for them to submit their own application to remove their charge. If they are then we’ve yet to receive it.
          I would stress that normally Homes England discharge their charges electronically so the timescale is much quicker but they have to do it first of course

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            Comment by Simon Baillie-Brown posted on

            Thanks for all your help so far....I have now discovered that the HCA application has only been submitted yesterday (as urgent). The ref I have is TT9746/T985ZLR/82.... If you are able to confirm that the application has now been received that would be great - even better if you are able to advise on likely turnaround so we can (hopefully!) complete our house sale in the next few weeks!

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - it has arrived. I’ll flag with colleagues to see if it can be progressed.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - it’s been cleared now and the register updated. Ironically, and I mention this not to be critical of the conveyancer, but it would have been removed instantly if we hadn’t got their application (without the actual discharge) in the system.
            As such could you advise them please that it’s been cleared and we cancelled their application to speed it through. They won’t get anything else from us as a result.
            Hope that’s ok and hope the sale goes ahead ok

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            Comment by Simon Baillie-Brown posted on

            Adam, thank you so much for all your help! Our conveyancer has said she can't see that anything has been updated - should it have happened straight away or is there a delay?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - it happens straightaway

  140. Comment by Sally posted on

    Is this ready to download from the land registry or will it just go to the person who submitted it?

    • Replies to Sally>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - the register is available to download immediately after its updated

  141. Comment by Tania Davis posted on

    Hi my solicitors submitted the paperwork to register a lease extension in November 2019 and it still hasn’t been registered. The application reference is N318RDR and title number is SGL352825
    Is there a problem with our application to have this registered as it is such a long delay?

  142. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Please could you tell me where this registry is at please title number - WK170388 postcode B34 7rg

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - we don’t have an application against that title and haven’t had one for 10 years

  143. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Oh have you anything on 390 B34 7rg ? Apparently application gone in for a tiny piece of garden land

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - understood but if it has you’ll need to ask them for the title number and case reference. There’s nothing showing as yet although there is unregistered land adjoining the property

  144. Comment by Kevin posted on

    Ok thanks will chase this up , how long does it take to register the land about please ?

  145. Comment by Ed posted on

    Hi, Would be grateful if you could let me know how far off you are from processing App ref F376FLR please? Thank you.

  146. Comment by Michael Birch posted on

    Please could I ask for an update on the first registration of a property that I’m executor for which is in the process of being sold. The address is 6 Hilltop View, Tilsdown, Dursley . GL11 5QR. Our solicitor informed us there was a delay due to backlog during Covid and that it was to be marked as urgent as the property has sold but was just wondering if you could give a time scale.

  147. Comment by Simon posted on

    Our buyers solicitor is refusing to proceed with our transaction because the title deeds are in our pre-married surnames (we double barrelled our surnames when we got married) and they won't accept our marriage certificate as evidence of change of name.

    Firstly, would HM Land Registry accept a marriage certificate as evidence of change of name in this scenario?

    Secondly, if we had to update the names on the title in order to proceed, how long is this likely to take? We were expecting to exchange and complete next week before this impasse!

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Simon - if an application were submitted with a copy of the marriage certificate and an 3xplantion that you’d both created a double-barrelled name containing the two surnames then we could accept it.
      Buyers/Lenders will have their own princesses/requirements so our acceptance may not alter that.
      If you made an application then a rough guide is around 4/5 weeks currently. As there’s an onward sale you can request expedition once lodged and that can usually reduce the wait time to a few days providing everyth8ng is in order of course.
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by Simon posted on

        Thanks Adam,

        Is there any formal guidance that details this that we could send them as we believe their issue is around updating the title?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Simon - nothing above and beyond our online guidance re updating the register re a name change
          https://www.gov.uk/registering-land-or-property-with-land-registry/update-or-correct-the-register
          As I said I don’t think it’s likely to be connected with our own requirements though. Name changes on marriage can vary as you can get married and not take your spouse’s surname or you can double up. It’s a given almost but you don’t formalise it with a deed other than the marriage certificate and confirming that.
          Their requirements are more likely to do with this being part of identity verification and risk management around the sale. Lenders are the same and often require the register to match with whatever names you are saying you have and providing evidence for.
          If they’ve said they won’t accept things then best bet is to just apply and get the register updated unless they’ve offered an alternative

  148. Comment by Mark Gillard posted on

    Hi, how long are expedited updates to the register taking at the moment? I have one which is holding up a sale.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mark - expedition, if granted, reduces the wait time to under 10 working days. So once expedited it should be considered within 2 weeks. At present it’s usually considered within a few days.
      Everything then hinges on it being registerable. Expedition doesn’t remove that requirement so if it’s been expedited and it’s now been a couple of weeks check with the solicitor as they can see if it’s waiting still or if it’s held up for any reason.

  149. Comment by Mark posted on

    Thanks for the quick response

  150. Comment by TP posted on

    Our solicitor submitted lease extension application along with surrender and regrant approval from the Lender in Jan and advised us a turnaround of 100 days. Understandably due to Covid, this has been delayed by twice that period, but we now have a buyer keen to move urgently, could you please advise when can we expect the extended lease registered for property 22 @ HA1 2LG.

  151. Comment by TP posted on

    thanks AdamH, will ask our Solicitors to follow up to expedite.

    Out of interest, what happens if a subsequent transfer or sale transaction is submitted (without expedite) to HMLR pending lease extension registration for the same title ? Will both get processed together or will be added to a queue for processing in time order ?

    Can new buyer or their solicitors follow up on pending lease extension submitted by us even if they have not owned the lease for 2 years ?

    • Replies to TP>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      TP - it can vary but currently they tend do be done in priority order and separately
      I don’t understand your second question though, sorry, so can’t comment. Reference to 2 years wouldn’t tie into a registration issue.

  152. Comment by TP posted on

    thanks again AdamH.

    I was referring to the qualifying criteria for a long leaseholder to request lease extension from the Freeholder by serving a S42 notice. I understand that an owner can only request lease extension once they have owned long leasehold on the property in their name for 2 years.

    Hence, my query would be whether the currently pending lease extension registration still go head and get registered even if a sale has taken place in the meantime but is pending registration in the name of new owners.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      TP - the extension will have been made by way of a legal deed and the legal requirements completed by registration. So the 2 year premise you are referring to doesn’t come into play from a registration perspective so I’d suggest you speak to your conveyancer for clarity

  153. Comment by TP posted on

    thank you AdamH, will follow up with the Solicitor. Have a great weekend !

  154. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Hi please can you tell me if application been made for a tiny piece land that’s in garden as it’s holding up sale - 390 B34 7Rg .. thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - still nothing showing. If an application has been lodged then the applicant should have a provisional title number and a case reference

  155. Comment by Sophie Moore posted on

    Hello,
    Please can you tell me if an expedited first application for Registration of property: Perriotts - post code: TQ7 2ES, is nearly finished?
    Ref: [DPS:2K:GAD003/001:A]
    Many thanks in advance

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - the application was expedited last week. That means it should be considered shortly. Whether it is nearly finished will not be known until it has been considered. If it’s in order then it is usually finished same day as it is considered. I’d suggest checking with your conveyancer later this week/early next for an update as they can check online through their secure portal

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        Comment by Sophie Moore posted on

        Hi Adam
        Thanks for this- there were questions at the beginning of last week from the case worker, which were answered quickly by the lawyer. So I was wondering if you were able to let me know if it was near the end yet/ near being considered? Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sophie - I’m afraid not other than it’s expedited so will be considered again ASAP.

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            Comment by Sophie Moore posted on

            Ok thank you.

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            Comment by Sophie Moore posted on

            Hi Adam,
            We are still waiting for any response about our application. The conveyancer has tried calling and emailing your team but no response. Are you able to give me an update please? We are about to lose our buyer
            Thank you in advance

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sophie - it was expedited and is still being processed. I’ll check with colleagues to see if they can advise further.
            You mention the conveyancer contact and our records show that they did so on the 12th and 17th and received replies advising that it was being processed ASAP and that their reply to our request for more details had been received.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sophie - looking closer I’m wondering if the conveyancer received a second request from us. Their latest contact makes no mention so I’ve asked colleagues to re send to be sure.

  156. Comment by Daniel posted on

    Hello, please can you tell me the progress regarding the leasehold extension of 13A Wharfdale Road, BH12 2ED?

    Many thanks

    • Replies to Daniel>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - the application was completed on the 6th

  157. Comment by Daniel posted on

    Thank you very much AdamH, has the Land Registry record now been updated?

    • Replies to Daniel>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Daniel - yes. When an application is completed the updated/created register is available online immediately

  158. Comment by Daniel posted on

    Ok, thank you Adam!

  159. Comment by Jo posted on

    Good evening,

    Is it possible to get an update on the removal of the restriction on 59 Cheetham Hill Road, Dukinfield, SK16 5JL?

    It should have been removed years ago following the completion of an IVA. Unfortunately, we have only just found out it's still on there as we're in the middle of selling.

    The IVA company said they have applied for its removal, and they gave us the application reference, advising we could expedite it through the online form, which we did. Reading comments on here though I'm wondering if that was the correct way to go about the expedition.

    Any update or advice would be appreciated as its holding up the chain and our buyer is talking of pulling out.

    Thank you.

    • Replies to Jo>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jo - what’s the title number and/or reference please?

  160. Comment by jlee posted on

    Hi, We are waiting to purchase a property since June which needed first time registration ( 20 Upper Way WS15 1QA) and was informed this was expedited.
    Can we request if this has been expedited and a rough idea of how long this would take please as we cannot get this information from the sellers solicitors?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jlee - do you have the title number and/or reference please?

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        Comment by Jo posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Many thanks for the quick reply. The title number is GM262727.

        Thank you.

        Jo.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jo - many thanks. The application was only submitted on the 12th but it’s already been processed. However it can’t be completed until wider checks have taken place which includes contacting the restrictioner. It may not be completed until 8th/9th Sept unless they respond sooner.
          I’m afraid we can’t expedite such checks or go into specific details above an£ beyond what I hav3 shared here

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            Comment by Jo posted on

            OK, thank you for looking into this for us. I'll see if we can speed things up from our side.

  161. Comment by Jlee posted on

    Hi unfortunately I don’t have anything other than the address. We have received the documents for ‘land to rear’ of 20 Upper way (purchased at a later date) but not for the original property due to the age. Address is 20 Upper Way Upper Longdon WS15 1QA and just wanted to see if it has been escalated

    • Replies to Jlee>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jlee - it has been expedited (13th) so hopefully it will be considered ASAP. Everyth8ng then hinges on it being in order of course.

  162. Comment by Jlee posted on

    Thank you Adam. So if all in order should be done within 10 working days ?

    • Replies to Jlee>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jlee - yes if all ok and no wider checks required. The conveyancer will be able to check when it’s processed and if any delays then occur. Expedition reduces the wait t8me but it does not waive the registration process/requirements

  163. Comment by Kate posted on

    TR1 form (Reference: WK322544) was submitted on 19th March 2020 by solicitors and has been chased numerous times. It is still showing as "delayed" which is causing a serious effect on a chain which it is linked too.

    When can we expect this to be processed and closed out?

    • Replies to Kate>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kate - I note you’ve rung our support team as well after posting and they have referred it to the processing office to be actioned

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Kate posted on

        Thank you Adam that is correct. I appreciate the prompt response through this portal.

  164. Comment by Paul Mackenzie posted on

    We have 24 hours left before we have to potentially collapse a chain. Sellers conveyancer really slow. This action has been ongoing since March. The request is with your team who were really helpful and trying the best to rectify the Lack of personal response by the solicitor. Our ref is Enquiry reference: 200807-003555 Application reference. We are aware that your team are on this but are praying for it to be agreed and processed by close of play tomorrow otherwise more mental anguish during these times for many people in this chain.

    Thanks Paul

    • Replies to Paul Mackenzie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paul - the application was completed earlier this morning

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Paul Mackenzie posted on

        Hi Adam
        Wow, are you saying that the Land Registry have now completed there part in this application and the conveyancer has been notified. Am I understanding this correctly?
        Thanks Paul

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Paul - that’s correct. We do have significant delays and a sizeable backlog of work but if there’s a genuine urgency, we are told about it then we can often help. Seems the best thing to do, and even more so at such difficult times

  165. Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

    Hi Adam.
    Please can you let me know the status of Title Number ND197148 - 49 Inglewood Drive, Blyth, NE24 4LT. The title deeds are being changed into the name of Persimmon from Nicola and Louise Ray and I am subsequently buying the property off Persimmon. I'm a First time buyer and my mortgage offer is due to expire shortly.

    Any would be grateful of any information you could provide.

    Many Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Joseph - an application was lodged on the 14th August. So if there’s an urgency you should speak to the conveyancer about them requesting expedition
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Firstly, many thanks for the swift response, re 49 Inglewood Drive, Blyth, NE24 4LT. One final question please, could you confirm if the title deeds has been changed across to Persimmon Homes Ltd from Nicola and Louise Ray yet, I am waiting for this to happen before I can purchase from Persimmon.

        Thanks again

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Joseph - not as yet

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            Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thanks for getting back to me, my third and final question is could you give any indication as to how long it will take to process the application in the current circumstances, weeks or months?

            Many thanks

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            Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

            Hi Adam, please could you confirm if an expedite application has been received yet?and if it has been lodged has it been successful? Basically any information that you can provide on the latest position would be gratefully recieved.

            Many thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Joseph - no expedite request received as yet.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Re - 'Also has title number ND94423 been transferred into persimmon too as that’s the leasehold title' the property should actually be freehold, could you please confirm this and that the title deeds are now in the name of Persimmon.

            Many Thanks again

          • Replies to Joseph Surridge>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Joseph - the leasehold title you have quoted has been closed so is no more. The freehold title ND197148 is now in the name of Persimmon. Please speak to your conveyancer to confirm/clarify details

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          Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

          Hi Adam,

          Please could I ask you to confirm if title number ND94423 been transferred into persimmon too as that’s the leasehold title and is also needed.

          Many Thanks

          • Replies to Joseph Surridge>

            Comment by Joseph Surridge posted on

            Hi Adam

            Thankyou for the fantastic service you have provided to me over the last couple of months, it has been very much appreciated!

  166. Comment by C Taylor posted on

    I am trying to submit an online enquiry about an application to update the register, submitted 1 month ago but am being asked for HMLR reference which I don't have. What now?

    • Replies to C Taylor>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      C Taylor - add seven digits/characters to submit it. We are hoping to change that field’s requirements shortly

  167. Comment by George Thomas posted on

    Hi Adam

    I would be very grateful if you could update me with the position of Application Ref: T365JMR please. Title No: SK256604

    This ST1 form was expedited on 12th August 2020 and currently says 'in progress' on the Application Enquiry page.

    Could you let me know an estimated time scale for this application to be completed as this is the last step before we exchange contracts on the property.

    We were hoping to exchange by the end of the month and this is holding up the sale.

    Will I receive an email confirmation, online or something in the post when its been resolved and the title plan updated?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards
    George

  168. Comment by Paul Mackenzie posted on

    Dear Adam

    Your team have saved the sale of 4 houses rectifying the poor conveyancing performance. Thank you to all your staff for dealing with the deed amendment so timely. We can now move next week

    Bw
    Paul

  169. Comment by ellie posted on

    Hi

    We have been in the process of buying our first house over the last 12 weeks. The property has solar panels which has delayed us substantially. Today the solar panel company have submitted a deed of variation onto the HM land registry portal. How long will this submission take to approve before we can set a completion date and submit the transfer documents?

    Thanks,

  170. Comment by Kelly Pothecary posted on

    Morning Adam,

    Please could you confirm the timescales on updating Land Charges application (K11) - it’s the only thing outstanding on our property purchase before exchange and completion.
    The property is unregistered 145 SO50 5BB - it’s to remove an old mortgage that was paid off some years ago. Any help will be very much appreciated

  171. Comment by Ajibola lawal posted on

    Hi Adam

    We completed our property acquisition since November 2019. The land registration documents is still pending since then. Could you please advise on the status of the application as we are in the process of selling the property now. Address is 37 Auriel Avenue RM10 8BT

  172. Comment by James F posted on

    Hi,

    Our solicitor has asked for our application to be expedited (which has been approved), but we've got no idea when it might be processed. Could someone please give a rough idea of when we can expect the application to be reviewed/completed?

    Please please can you help us, we're at risk of our buyer walking away if we can't get this sorted quickly. Our Enquiry reference: 200819-003555 Application reference: MI02B84

    Thanks

    • Replies to James F>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      James - expedition means an application is usually considered within 2 weeks of it being expedited. If your conveyancer knows it’s been expedited then they’d know that timescale and also be able to confirm what stage it is at using their secure online portal.
      That would confirm that we contacted the lodging conveyancer for more details yesterday

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        Comment by James F posted on

        Ok thanks Adam - I spoke with our solicitor and they have now provided the additional information requested, so fingers crossed that should enable the application to proceed. I'll revert back if we haven't heard anything in the next couple of days. Thanks, James

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        Comment by James F posted on

        Hi Adam, Wondering if you could let us know the latest update on this please. Thank you v much

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          James - what’s the conveyancer told you? You’ll recall I stated we contacted them on the 24th

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            Comment by James F posted on

            They've said they submitted the additional information requested from the developer on Tuesday. We're hoping that's now all that's needed.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Simon - many thanks. If they've done that then the application will be referred back to the caseworker and reconsidered ASAP.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by James F posted on

            Hi Adam,

            It's been a week since our solicitor submitted the extra information that was asked for but unfortunately we've had no update.

            Our buyer is now threatening to pull out, please please is there any chance you can ask the person handling this case to take a look at this?

            Thanks, James

          • Replies to James F>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            James - the conveyancer responded on the 26th and whilst they have provided a response it is one that needs to be considered by one of our lawyers. As it is expedited that should happen shortly, namely today/tomorrow. I appreciate it is frustrating but as yet the registration requirements have not been fully met

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            James - it’s been considered again and we’ve gone back the conveyancer once more today. So still not in order I’m afraid but do check with the conveyancer for clarity/details

  173. Comment by SarahN posted on

    Hi, it’s been 4 working weeks since an application was submitted as an expedited request. I understand it is usually 10 working days from the expedite agreement for the request to be processed but I haven’t even heard if it’s been successfully expedited. What is the current timescale for an expedite request start to finish (including time to confirm whether or not it is being expedited)? It’s holding up exchange on my property.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      SarahN - if it was submitted and the request made at the same time then I very much doubt if the request has been identified. Due to Covid impact we’ve asked conveyancers to submit their applications and then a separate request through a specific and supported channel https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
      Expedition, if approved, reduces the wait time and most expedited applications are considered within 10 working days. In reality within 3/4. Expedition does not negate the registration requirements so sometimes an expedited application may still take time to complete if it’s not in order for example.
      I’d suggest you speak to the lodging conveyancer and ask them to check and confirm if their application has been expedited. If not then they need to follow the linked guidance

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by SarahN posted on

        Thanks Adam, solicitor is saying they chased on progress over a week ago with no reply. Property is russet lawns, b49 5ld. Are you able to advise on the status?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          SarahN - understood. So this is a transfer of part of land from next door which was submitted at the end of July. The conveyancer enquired re progress on 14th August and received an auto reply advising of significant delays and if there’s an urgency to request expedition. They haven’t
          Today we were contacted by a third party by phone who shared some specific details re the urgency and w3 have approved expedition. That should mean it is considered in the coming days. Everything then hinges on it being in order.
          I’d suggest you contact the conveyancer early next week to see if it’s been completed or whether it’s not in order. Hopefully they will be able to check and confirm

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            Comment by SarahN posted on

            Adam, thank you so much for this. Honestly that’s clearer information than I’ve had from anyone for weeks. Much appreciated!

  174. Comment by Ian Jenkins posted on

    Hi Adam

    Great that I can contact you.

    I am buying a property from a farmer to convert and the land was unregistered. The application for first registration was submitted on 21 April 2020. LR designated it with the title number TT111212.

    Apparently a request to expedite was made in May.

    Since then we have heard nothing and we are now in August and I am desperate.

    We are struggling and need your help. It is now so very urgent that registration is completed.

    Can you help please to get this done. Both Solicitors say they are helping me but I am getting no answers.

    Thanks Adam

    Best Regards Ian

    • Replies to Ian Jenkins>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ian - the application is still with us. It was expedited and processed in early June but we needed more from the lodging conveyancer. It seems we received ‘more’ over a period of time and the last receipted document was considered in early August.
      We are now waiting for wider checks to be completed. These included contacting a neighbouring registered landowner and the notice period for that check has now expired. This means the application should be reconsidered and hopefully completed shortly. I can’t give you a definitive timeframe I’m afraid but as it is expedited I’d expect that to be in the next 5/7 working days.
      Hopefully your conveyancer will have some news for you soon as a result so please bear with us a little longer.

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        Comment by Ian Jenkins posted on

        Thanks Adam.. I wasn’t expecting a reply at the weekend so double thank you. You are a star. I will send your reply to my Solicitor to follow up. Hopefully we will have a result this week. If nothing I hope you won’t mind if I contact you again for a follow up.
        All the best Ian

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        Comment by Ian Jenkins posted on

        Hi Adam.... further to our conversation last week, when you were very helpful, could you provide me with an update please.

        You did say 5/7 working days but I am being put under enormous pressure this morning so if you could confirm all is in hand or even better, completed that would settle my nerves and those of the others involved.

        Thanks in advance

        Ian

        • Replies to Ian Jenkins>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ian - the First registration of TT111212 was completed on the 3rd.

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            Comment by Ian Jenkins posted on

            Great news...why I wasn't told by the other Solicitors is beyond me... thanks Adam for all your help

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ian - they may have been unaware depending on means and speed of notification. The key now is that anyone can access the registered details online

  175. Comment by Trudi Poole posted on

    Hi Adam, I submitted Forms AP1 and AS1 back in June in respect of my late mother's property (Title Number BD211296) to transfer the property into mine and my sister's names.
    We now have a buyer for the property who wants to complete quickly, and as far as we are aware the property has yet to be transferred to us and as a result we have no right to sell. Can you please advise on the status of my application and how to expedite it, if necessary?

    • Replies to Trudi Poole>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Trudi - we still have it but processing began late last week after delays due to Covid. I’ve contacted the caseworker to see if they can give me a remaining timescale and I’ll post again when I have that. Please bear with me

  176. Comment by Trudi Poole posted on

    Hi Adam, Thank you so much for your prompt response. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.

    • Replies to Trudi Poole>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Trudi - it’s Ben completed and the register updated so hopefully you can move things on now

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        Comment by Trudi Poole posted on

        Hi Adam, Thanks so much again for your prompt and helpful response. Your first reply was at the weekend and this one on a Bank Holiday. I think you deserve a day off!
        I assume I will receive written confirmation that the transfer has been completed shortly?

        • Replies to Trudi Poole>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Trudi - whoever lodged the application is notified. You don’t have to wait for the post though as the buyer will check for themselves and the updated register is available for them to download

  177. Comment by Joseph Douce posted on

    My vendors conveyancer entered an expedition request for a Deed of Variation on a solar lease to bring it into CML compliance. As this is a standard deed issued many times by the solar company I expect there shouldn't be any issues. Address is 56 High Street, Great Houghton, S72 0AS. Could you provide me any further information on the progress as my mortgage offer expires on the 20th Sept which is one of the reasons for the expedited request as this is holding up a sale and I had to move in with family in the mean time.

    • Replies to Joseph Douce>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Joseph - the application was received on the 25th August and has been expedited. We contacted the conveyancer on the 27th for more and now await their reply. You’ll need to contact them for specific details and confirmation

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Joseph Douce posted on

        Just wondering if there has been any progress on this or you are still awaiting a reply from the convenancer?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Joseph - still waiting

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Joseph Douce posted on

            Thanks for the prompt response, I have just been advised (5 minutes ago) that they have now provided a response and such the deed should now be able to be registered. Can you please review this tomorrow and advise when the registration is complete.

            Your service is by the far the best I have received from any Government agency.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Joseph - they have submitted additional information at 4pm yesterday. The expedited application will be referred back to the caseworker for consideration

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Joseph Douce posted on

            Can you confirm if this is now completed as I see the entry is now visible on the Title Deed SYK594201

          • Replies to Joseph Douce>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Joseph - it was completed yesterday

  178. Comment by Trudi Poole posted on

    Thanks Adam, I lodged the application myself, so I expect I will be notified soon. It's nice to know that no delay will be caused by this.

    Thank you very much for your help.

  179. Comment by Joseph Douce posted on

    Thanks for the prompt response.

  180. Comment by Rosie Ward posted on

    Hi there

    We are awaiting the new freeholder to be registered on our leasehold flat. We have agreed a sale on our flat and are now 2 weeks past the original completion date and the registration is holding up our transaction a great deal and is now very urgent. It’s necessary for the new freeholder to sign something before we can complete, therefore he needs to be registered as the freeholder to do this. I believe his solicitors were anticipating registration being completed by the end of yesterday as the application was expedited a while back.

    It is flat 1, 11 recreation road, Guildford GU11HE. Please could you provide an update on this as soon as you can?

    Thanks a lot

    Kind regards

    Rosie

    • Replies to Rosie Ward>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rosie - an application to update the freehold register was completed on the 4th

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Rosie Ward posted on

        Hello - thanks ever so much for your reply. Does that mean that the application is closed and the new freeholder has now been registered? The Freeholder's solicitors said yesterday there had been no update to the portal.

        Thanks again

        Rosie

        • Replies to Rosie Ward>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Rosie - yes as that was the application submitted in June

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Rosie Ward posted on

            Thank you so much.

            Rosie

  181. Comment by Charlotte posted on

    Please can you confirm the status of SY617967 ref H217 DCR it should have been expedited on 19/20th August? Do you know how long it will be until it is completed? Many Thanks

    • Replies to Charlotte>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Charlotte - it was expedited on the 19th and processed but we needed more from the conveyancer. Looks like we got more on Friday so it’s back with the caseworker to reconsider. Hopefully that consideration will happen shortly

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Charlotte posted on

        Adam thank you for looking into it

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Charlotte - it’s been registered now

  182. Comment by Holly Standing posted on

    Could you please confirm the status of application ref: HF31AAF . We have been told this has been expedited.

    • Replies to Holly Standing>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Holly - it was expedited on the 3rd. It’s been processed and wider checks are now being carried out as it’s a first registration where deeds/docs are missing. The checks involve contacting aff3cted parties so may take a few weeks to complete depending on responses. We can’t expedite those replies so it may take until the end of the month before the checks are completed. If we get replies sooner then it may complete earlier.
      Please note that I can’t provide any specific details re the checks/recipients so please bear with us.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Holly Standing posted on

        Thanks Adam. Would you able to explain further who is meant by the 'affected parties'?

        • Replies to Holly Standing>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Holly - other than parties linked to the application, then no. Where documents have been ‘lost’ I am sure you will appreciate that there is a degree of risk around what is claimed. The checks ar3 designed to assist the prevention of property fraud so revealing specific details would be contrary to that aim.

  183. Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

    Good Afternoon,

    The property we are purchasing had an error in the boundary with the adjacent property, which has now been rectified and the TP1 submitted to you, and was expedited. The reason being is that our mortgage offer runs out at the end of this month and this is required to be registered with yourselves before we can exchange contracts on the property.
    We understand that the application was submitted by the seller's solicitor on the 4th August. The address of the property is 18 Sully, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1FP.
    Are you able to advise us on progress and timescales for this please?

    • Replies to Lucy Jones>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lucy - when was it expedited? Do you know the title number/case reference? And what have the solicitors advised?
      Expedition means it should be considered within 2 weeks of that decision

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

        Hi Adam,

        We were advised that it was submitted and expedited on the 4th August, however the seller’s solicitor then spoke to someone at land registry and was advised to submit it in a different way through the portal which they did on the 28th.
        As it is not our solicitor doing the application I do not know the reference number but the title reference for the property is WT426987.

        • Replies to Lucy Jones>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Lucy - many thanks and that makes sense re submission. The correct application was created on 24th August and expedited on the 28th. That means it should be looked at this week. Everything then depends on it being in order.
          Your conveyancer should still be able to track progress using the title number although it will on,y show Awaiting processing at present.
          I’ll flag with colleagues to ensure it ‘moves’ ASAP

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

            Many thanks for your response Adam.

            Please could you advise us on here as to when it has been processed and whether there are any issues that could delay completion?

            Many thanks

          • Replies to Lucy Jones>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - it’s still with us and we wrote to conveyancer yesterday so still matters to be resolved.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

            Thanks again for the quick reply Adam,

            Are you able to give any indication on timescales? We will need it to have completed before the end of next week to have enough time for exchange and completion prior to our mortgage offer running out.

          • Replies to Lucy Jones>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - that’s now dependent on the conveyancer so I’d suggest speaking to them for details re the ‘more’ and therefore timescales

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

            Hi Adam,

            The solicitor has now responded to the requisition sent.
            We really need this to complete before Friday at the very latest before our mortgage offer runs out so please could you advise on whether all the information is in order and when this can happen?
            Many Thanks

          • Replies to Lucy Jones>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - it looks like it’s still not in order so the caseworker will contact the solicitor

  184. Comment by TP posted on

    Hi AdamH,

    Good morning !

    Just wondering about the below as it is not clear from the online guidance around submitting an expedite.

    Is it possible for a different solicitor (e.g. Buyer's solicitor) to submit a request to expedite a pending lease extension originally submitted by the Seller's solicitors ?

    • Replies to TP>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      TP - ideally the request should come from the lodging conveyancer. After all it’s their application. We’ll consider any expedite request on merit

  185. Comment by CW posted on

    Hi, are you able to provide the application status for a correction to the schedule of notices of leases relating to title TY41224? This is delaying a transaction that I am currently involved in.

    • Replies to CW>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      CW - it’s still with us and we are having to check paper files, which is the reason for the delay. The conveyancer was advised earlier today by email

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by CW posted on

        Thanks Adam.

        I understand there should also be an application regarding a correction of the title number listed at the end of the schedule of notices of leases within that plan - are you able to provide an update on this or was your previous response in regards to this (for clarity there should be two request regarding that plan, one for further clarification and one for correction)?

        Is it possible to say what kind of timescale is involved for all applications regarding that title?

        Much appreciated!

        • Replies to CW>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          CW - I referenced the only current and pending enquiry requesting an amendment. I assume, if from same Conveyancer, that they are included in that single request.
          Amendments are considered ASAP so provided the paper records can be provided and confirm what’s needed then an amendment or at least a response should happen early next week. But we can’t be definitive as we don’t know what the file states yet

  186. Comment by Ben posted on

    Good afternoon - I would be very grateful if you could please confirm the status of an application relating to title number TGL420310. Has it been expedited and is it possible to give an estimate of when the application might be processed/completed? Many thanks.

    • Replies to Ben>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ben - it has been expedited and processed but we are now completing wider checks. These are time sensitive so can be completed quickly if we receive positive responses. If we don’t then the checks may not complete until the last week of September.
      We can’t provide specific details re such checks so you will need to bear with us a bit longer.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ben posted on

        Thanks for confirming and for the quick reply Adam, it's much appreciated.

        • Replies to Ben>

          Comment by Ben posted on

          Hello again - sorry to come back to you on this. I know you said it could take until the last week of September, but I would be very grateful if you could tell me whether there has been any progress with this application? Are you still waiting for positive responses? Please can you also tell me when this application was first lodged with Land Registry? Many thanks.

          • Replies to Ben>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ben - no change and still waiting. The application was lodged on 21st August

          • Replies to Ben>

            Comment by Ben posted on

            Thank you very much for getting back to me, Adam.

            Sorry, but please can I just double check - was the 21st August when Land Registry first received the initial application relating to title number TGL420310? Or was that when you received the application to expedite the request?

            The seller's solicitors have been aware of the issue since 2nd July, so I'm keen to know if they didn't raise it with you until 21st August.

          • Replies to Ben>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ben the application was submitted on 21st Aug. The request to expedite was received on 3rd September.

  187. Comment by Cherie posted on

    Hi,

    My application for a transfer of equity on my property 22 Manor Park Road, BD19 5BN completed on 24.08.2020. Could you possibly tell me when I can expect the Land registry record to be updated?
    I am currently selling my house and have buyers who are waiting for their contracts so I am keen to get this resolved asap.
    Thank you

    • Replies to Cherie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Cherie - the application was submitted today. I would not expect it to be considered for at least 4 weeks. If there’s an urgency then the conveyancer needs to request expedition
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Cherie posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Oh I see I was told by my solicitor that it had completed on 24/08/2020. I have now asked my solicitor to Request expedition.
        Thank you

        • Replies to Cherie>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Cherie - completion is a conveyancing stage. An application to register the completed deal is then needed and that’s often not lodged for 2/3 weeks later when the solicitor has everything they need

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Cherie posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thank you for your help before, I asked my solicitor to apply for an expedition on Tuesday 15th Sept, would you be able to give me a rough idea of how long this could take to be accepted and if accepted how long from there the process should roughly take on the name removal from my deeds please? Just so that I can keep my other solicitors and buyers in the loop.

            Thanks
            Cherie

          • Replies to Cherie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cherie - requests to expedite are normally processed within a few days. If approved then the wait time for consideration is reduced and usually that happens within 10 working days (often just 2/3 again though)
            Everything then hinges on it all being in order and capable of being registered

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Cherie posted on

            Thank you that's really helpful, will my solicitors be notified if it is accepted as the ones who have put the application in?

          • Replies to Cherie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cherie - whoever requests it is notified

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Cherie posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Sorry to be a pain, would you be able to check the progress of the Transfer of Equity on BD19 5BN House Number 22 please?
            The expedition was accepted on Monday I believe.

            Thank you

          • Replies to Cherie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cherie - expedite was approved and the case was processed. Unfortunately it’s not in order and we asked the conveyancer for more details on the 21st. We await their reply

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Cherie posted on

            Thanks for the update Adam, I have spoken to my solicitors and they have confirmed they have received it yesterday so are dealing with the request. Hopefully this can be all done soon as my buyer needs to complete in 3 weeks for the chain not to fall through.
            Thanks
            Cherie

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Cherie posted on

            Hi Adam,

            I have spoken to my solicitor who has advised that they have replied to your request on 29th September. Could you advise where this process is now please if possible so that I can update my buyers as the chain is going to collapse if we can't be completed in the next two weeks.
            Thanks so much
            Cherie

          • Replies to Cherie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Cherie - the application was completed, the register updated and the conveyancer notified on 1st October

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Cherie posted on

            Oh that’s great news thank you so much! I’m not sure why my conveyancer hasn’t told me that today when I spoke to them but thanks again for confirming.
            You have been a massive help throughout.

            Cherie

  188. Comment by Rachel Coombes posted on

    Good afternoon. Please can you confirm whether the application relating to Title BD326122 is being expedited please and that you have all you need to be able to do this. It relates to the sale of the property. Thank you

    • Replies to Rachel Coombes>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rachel - we don’t have an application against that title. Looks like we had a number of applications against it but they were cancelled and taken out against different titles. Can you check with the conveyancer for the correct title and case reference please so I can pinpoint the right one?

  189. Comment by Rachel Coombes posted on

    Hi Adam. Can you see anything under reference MA52126? Thanks Rachel

    • Replies to Rachel Coombes>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rachel - I can and the title is BD336166. I can see it’s expedited and we asked for more from solicitor back at end of August but I’ll see what’s what with colleagues

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Rachel posted on

        Hi Adam,
        Our solicitors confirmed the information required was sent the same day the requisition was raised.
        They claim to have evidence this was uploaded on 30/08.
        We are due to complete on this property on 23rd October so I believe additional evidence has also been submitted to show possible finical hardship.
        Thank you

        • Replies to Rachel>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Rachel - that matches what I can see but I suspect the issue/delay is with the priority of other sales out of the seller’s title. They may be impacting and preventing matters from progressing. I’ll add a comment when I know more

  190. Comment by Rachel posted on

    Hi Adam,
    This is our title to our current home.
    It was initially completed incorrectly excluding our garage/driveway. This is the amendment that is required for these areas to be added into our title deed.
    Our buyer will not proceed till we have the correct title deed for clear reason.
    Thank you

    • Replies to Rachel>

      Comment by Rachel Coombes posted on

      Good Morning Adam,

      Did you manage to obtain any additional information?

      Thanks
      Rachel

      • Replies to Rachel Coombes>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Rachel - sorry but yes and we have gone back to the lodging solicitor on 16th which seems to be ongoing.

  191. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Hi please can you tell me if you have any think on 390 B34 7rg ? As there is a shard piece of land to get to back garden that’s not worded correctly in deeds needs altering and holding up sale , apparently application was made can we expedite for this ? many thanks

    • Replies to Kevin mccaffery>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - nothing I can see. If they have then they’d have a title number and case reference

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

        Hi this is so concussing as we are being told that application has been made but when I Enquire no one can see anythink ? It’s a alley way that we share to get access to rear garden that’s not worded correctly on deeds ? Who is best to contact as this is so stressful thanks Adam

        • Replies to Kevin mccaffery>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kevin - I appreciate the stress level but it’s whoever made contact who can help here. They must have a reference/title number to share.
          There’s nothing against the main property title. No 388 is unregistered and so too is land between the two which maybe the land you are referring to. But so too is land to the front between 390 and 392.
          So IF someone is trying to correct 390 then I’d expect it to be linked to that title. But there’s nothing so only that person can clarify/confirm

  192. Comment by TP posted on

    Hello AdamH,

    Good morning !

    I am having issues with my lease extension application which had originally been raised 2+ years ago
    but my solicitors are not very co-operative (requested them to expedite via official channel 3 times without any
    response from them) and it is now holding up a followup transaction.

    I reached out to HMLR customer support email for the below property but they are not able to find any application
    (pending, rejected, requistions raised or completed) since 1st Aug 2018.

    My solicitor had advised they re-submitted the application in Jan 2020.

    Previously, was advised in response to my query on this blog (07-Aug-20) that HMLR received it in Feb 2020 and
    it is part of HMLR backlog, please would you be able to advise your customer support colleagues internally using my email / property address as reference ?

    Property: 22 @ HA1 2LG

    thanks for your help.

    • Replies to TP>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      TP - we have no pending applications affecting #22. We have 3 affecting #s 12, 13 and 20 and the last one was submitted in Feb 2020.
      An application affecting #22 was submitted by AllSquare Legal back in Aug 2018 but that was cancelled in Jan 2019 as the conveyancer did not deal with our requests for more details
      No subsequent application has been submitted
      I can only assume I checked #20 and not #22 in error. Apologies. #22 is still registered as a 125 year lease under title NGL437530 so you’ll need to pursue your conveyancer for clarity/confirmation

  193. Comment by TP posted on

    thank you AdamH

  194. Comment by Barry Newton posted on

    Please Help
    The purchase of a property I making is on hold because an application to put a charge on the property was made on the 19th March.
    Twenty seven weeks later it is still "In Progress"
    Can someone please look into this Ref C815MJR
    Tile Number CE11858
    Kind Regards
    Barry

    • Replies to Barry Newton>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Barry - I’ll ask someone to take a look and as soon as I hear back

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Barry - it’s been completed. I understand that some of the wider checks we make did not complete fully but that’s been resolved now.

        • Replies to AdamH>

          Comment by Barry posted on

          Hi Adam

          Thank you so much for sorting the sale has completed today

          Kind Regards
          Barry

  195. Comment by Matt posted on

    My solicitor has expedited an application because it's holding up a transaction. Assuming everything is ok and you don't need any further information. How long is an expedited request taking to complete at the moment?

    • Replies to Matt>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matt - expedition reduces the wait time to 10 working days. In most cases it is considered within 3/4 days.

  196. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Hi have you got anything on 390 B347rg please ?

  197. Comment by K Wilkes posted on

    Hi there,

    What is the current realistic time frame for standard restrictions (Form A) to be completed and registered?

    Application was received on 8th September and is showing as pending.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Replies to K Wilkes>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      K Wilkes - register updates are waiting roughly 4/5 weeks at present before they are considered

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by K Wilkes posted on

        I understand the pressure you're under.

        The restriction is to protect a beneficial interest that is urgently needed due to a, shall we say, tense and delicate break up.

        Is there anything I can do?

  198. Comment by K Wilkes posted on

    You've been amazing. Thank you

  199. Comment by Tez Dobson posted on

    Hi can you please tell me if the documents for 390 B34 7RG have been expedited and if so what the timescale is for this to be actioned and completed as this is holding up 2 housesales potentially making 1 homeless.

    • Replies to Tez Dobson>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tez - the application was submitted on the 21st. It has not as yet been expedited. I will flag it with colleagues though to get the ball rolling.
      I note that the application includes a claim under adverse possession. Whilst flagging it will reduce the wait time between now and consideration I’m afraid the registration requirements will still have to be met. Where such claims are made it is often necessary to carry out a site visit/survey as well as contact affected parties, often the neighbouring property owners as well. Such extra stages, if required, will take time to complete. Please do speak to and clarify timescales with the seller and your conveyancer

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Tez Dobson posted on

        Good Morning Adam

        Can you tell me if the above document request has been expedited yet? And if the actions that may be required are put in to effect.

        Kind Regards

        Tez Dobson

        • Replies to Tez Dobson>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Tez - it was expedited after being flagged so it should be considered today/tomorrow. Looking at the limited details I can access it seems likely we will need to go back to the conveyancer for more details. I would suggest you wait and then contact them for an update

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

            Good morning Adam is there any up date on this case please ? Reading the above the neighbour involved is a Birmingham council property so hopefully this helps with time scale ? Many thanks

          • Replies to Kevin mccaffery>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Kevin - it was expedited and processed on 28th and we contacted solicitor for more. They have replied today so that will now need to be considered. Hopefully matters will be progressed quickly for you

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Tez Dobson posted on

            Hi Adam

            Any news in regards to this as it's getting a bit frantic with the housing situation and with having kids it escalates matters further?

            Kind Regards

            Tez D

          • Replies to Tez Dobson>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tez - it has been processed to the next stage and both the owner/applicant and the conveyancer have been written to today.
            The next stage will involve a site visit/survey to be carried out by Ordnance Survey. That has to be arranged, completed and a report written by OS for our use. That will take time to arrange/complete so you will need to bear with them/us for a bit now, usually around 2 weeks. I would suggest making a note to check with the conveyancer/seller for an update in 2 weeks time

  200. Comment by Katherine posted on

    Hi

    I am chasing the application for property Flat 10 Casterbridge, 84-86 Doods Road, Reigate and the request to expedite the application my Solicitor has made. This is holding up my sale and purchase and I am concerned about the lead times stated on your website and the impact it will have on my mortgage offer. Please can you let me know where in the process my application is and if there is any idea on a completion date.

    Many thanks
    Katherine

    • Replies to Katherine>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Katherine - the application was lodged on the 21st September. It has yet to be expedited as they have not followed the correct procedure https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application
      I will though flag it with colleagues to have it expedited now so it should be considered with8n 10 working days although currently I’d expect that to be sooner. Everyth8ng then h8nges on it being in order.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Katherine posted on

        Thank you for the reply.
        I was under the impression this had been submitted a month ago so I appreciate your confirmation and assistance in getting this expedited.
        I am hoping that the application is all in order as you say- if not please let me know.

  201. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Hi Adam does it look complicated or straight forward the decision as seems every thing has got in our way so far ? Many thanks

    • Replies to Kevin mccaffery>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - the very nature of the application and the matters you mentioned make it complicated. If you mean the queries raised with the conveyancer though I would suggest they were not as complicated but you will have to bear with us/them a little longer

  202. Comment by A. Suriya posted on

    Hi. I have a property and have purchased a couple of gardens to add to the property. My solicitor told that one registeration has gone through and the other one is nearly complete and they are just waiting for land registry to join all 3 parts together. Im now in process of selling the whole lot but cant do that until full registration has taken place or the sale will fall through. Cud you help me to chk which stage the registration is at and how can i put an expadite request plz. Thnks

  203. Comment by A. Suriya posted on

    Hi Adam

    My solicitor send a letter explaining, but they now asking why we will experience hardship and what will be the implications. The issue is that im loosing income which i wud be getting from another purchase that depends on the sale of this property. I have written a letter to my solicitor explaining all this. Is there any possibility You can help me with This plz. Thnks

    • Replies to A. Suriya>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      A Suriya - this is a blog so if you have provided your solicitor with the details then they should pass those on and I’d expect us to approve expedition if the hardship is clear

  204. Comment by VikasP posted on

    Hi Adam
    My Application ref is LBCF4AD and my case was expedited yesterday. This fiasco happened due to my current management company putting wrong company name in the restrictions page of the tittle, which they are trying to fix (AP1)after 4 months of investigations from my side. This resulted in my buyer having 2 weeks left on their mortgage offer and this whole sale may collapse. Is there any way i can have looked at it on a very urgent basis. PLEASE PLEASE

    • Replies to VikasP>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      VikasP - expedition means it is looked at on an urgent basis. Due to its nature it has been referred to one of our lawyers to consider next steps.
      Hopefully things can be progressed quickly from there but I should stress that it is not always a case of simply changing a register as some may hope. Often those involved have to all consent and checks needed to confirm that. But the lawyer will decide on that ASAP

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Vikas Patra posted on

        Morning Adam
        Is there any updates on my case since Firstport sent you an XR2 form in response to your requisition.(My title number is HP723221)

        • Replies to Vikas Patra>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Vikas - nothing showing as received since we contacted them on 13th. I’m guessing you mean form RX2 and if they’ve posted it in last few days then there can be a delay on post/receipt/scanning and then adding to the case itself.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by VikasP posted on

            Hi Adam, I hope you received the RX2 form by now. Could you please make sure that somebody is looking at it ASAP as we have to complete my sale by mid next week. Sorry for being pushy.Apologies

          • Replies to VikasP>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            VikasP - I’m sure it will be considered ASAP. I can see you’ve also rung and whilst I do appreciate the urgency I’d stress that pushing down multiple channels won’t accelerate the process as it diverts resources from dealing with such applications to dealing with chase enquiries from customers. Please bear with us and trust the process

  205. Comment by Jack Woodbridge posted on

    Hello,

    I'm currently over 3 months into a house sale (chain of 6), and a problem has arisen where we need to obtain a Deed of Variation to provide an exemption to the 121 Law of Property Act 1925 regarding Rent charges in order to secure mortgage availability. Due to the expected time scale with the Land Registry this is at risk of falling through as other buyers in the chain are unable to wait that long as the rest of the chain is complete.

    Please can you confirm this would be grounds to expedite this request? I need to provide a payment to cover associated Solicitors fee's to raise the Deed of Variation, but only wish to do so if the Land Registry would be able to expedite the request, otherwise the sale will fall through and there would be no need to do so in the first place.

    Also, please can you advise what the current processing times for an expedited registration of a Deed of Variation as above? Thank you

  206. Comment by Kevin mccaffery posted on

    Hello can you tell me an up date on 390 b34 7Rg the OS report was done yesterday do you know what else has to be done ? Thank you

    • Replies to Kevin mccaffery>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - way too early to offer a useful update I’m afraid. OS will need to file their report and that will then need to be considered, We are also waiting for more information from the conveyancer.
      You will need to be patient still as there are, to use an old phrase, a lot of ducks to be aligned yet.

  207. Comment by Claire Hobby posted on

    Hi.
    We have an expedited enquiry relating to a charge being removed from the deeds from the people who own the freehold. Solicitor has sent the evidence and I expedited it yesterday. How long will it take as the seller of the property we want to buy , has said she will take it off the market if we can't complete in October.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Claire - expedition means it should be considered within 10 working days. In most cases that happens within 3/4 days. Everything then hinges on it being 8n order. I’d suggest checking with the conveyancer in the middle of next week for an update

  208. Comment by M Powell posted on

    Good Morning, Can you update me on our request to split our title deed (WYK385688). How long would this usually take? Our remortgage offer is dependant on this happening and has a time limit on the offer. Request submitted by our Solicitor on 25/8/2020 or thereabouts.
    Many Thanks

    • Replies to M Powell>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      M Powell - the application was completed on the 2nd Oct and the solicitors notified

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by M Powell posted on

        Many Thanks Adam

  209. Comment by ES posted on

    Hi Adam

    Please would you be able to tell us the latest status on an application related to title SY 178830. It was to remove a restriction and was submitted by our vendor around 1st Oct and was requested to be expedited at the same time. Many Thanks for your help!

    • Replies to ES>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      ES - the application was completed on the 8th so your conveyancer should be aware

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by ES posted on

        Perfect - Thank you so much!

  210. Comment by Sara posted on

    Hi Adam

    Can an application (for restriction) be partially registered and partially pending?;

    A restriction is made against several building plots on one title and then and before the application gets to be processed the title is split to new individual titles, if there is objection to this restriction application on 1 plot but no objection on the others can it be registered against those others and remain pending against the one with objection?

    • Replies to Sara>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sara - I imagine so but the devil is always in the detail starting with which application has been made and it’s priority, if the title gets split for some reason and there are later applications then the6 have to be taken into account

  211. Comment by Sara posted on

    Thanks Adam

    I suppose there was typo in your response (the6)
    here is the details;
    targeting 7 to be built plots with a restriction and as they were still all under one MAIN title only ONE application for restriction made but it states that it targets those plots
    later the MAIN title split into 7 individual titles for the 7 plots
    and the application for restriction received objections in regards to some of the plots but no objection regarding the other plots
    so the question really is; if it is deemed registrable can the application for restriction be registered against those plots that received no objection and remain pending regarding the ones on which objections were made?

    in summary can an application be partially completed and partially pending (remain in the day list)?

    • Replies to Sara>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sara - apologies for the typo, which should have read they
      An application is made against specific titles. If it affects multiple titles then normally they complete at the same time but it’s perfectly possible for one title to be updated before another one affected by the same application.
      As I said the devil is always in the detail and each application, objection or otherwise would be considered on merit.
      I’m assuming there must be an actual application and titles involved here so I can’t offer any specific comments here.

  212. Comment by Ali posted on

    Hello my current sellers told me that the land registry have made a error and left the summer house located in the garden of the property under the previous owners name When they brought it in 2006
    they are waiting for this error to be rectified do we know how long it will take for it to be sorted?

    Thanks for your response in advance

    • Replies to Ali>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ali - all depends who made the error and what’s then required. If it’s a simple thing to correct then a few weeks wait. If not then much longer as it will need unravelling.
      If they’ve applied to correct it then wait for the response as that will tell you if sorted or if more is needed

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ali posted on

        Ok thanks for coming back to me Adam if i provide the property details are you able to please check what stage the application is at?

        Any help would be greatly appreciated

  213. Comment by Ali posted on

    Thanks Adam its
    7 Warrington Road Rm8 3jh

    Thank you

    • Replies to Ali>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ali - the solicitors have enquired as to why the land to the rear wasn’t transferred back in 2006. Our support team have ordered the paper files to see what happened and why and they spoke to the solicitor on Friday.
      Hopefully the files will confirm there was an error and steps can be taken to correct it. The solicitor will be advised on that hopefully early this week once the files have been checked

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ali posted on

        Hello Adam

        Do we have a update on this one please? Has the support team now checked the files? Do we have a time frame on how long it will take once the error is corrected in order for us to proceed with everything else on our side? My mortgage expires in a few weeks 🙁

        Any help or gentle nudges given to the team would be greatly appreciated

        Thank you Adam

        • Replies to Ali>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ali - nothing to update as yet other than what you were advised by phone on 19th. An amendment application has been taken out so that will be looked at re the 2006 registration ASAP

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Ali posted on

            Ok thanks Adam appreciate the response

  214. Comment by Ali posted on

    Hello Adam thanks for the update that’s positive news fingers cross it can all be sorted soon as this is the last bit left before we can exchange and complete

    Thanks again for replying on a weekend
    We are very grateful

  215. Comment by Robert Boulton posted on

    Hi, could you provide an update on the change of title (NGL564095), my lease extension is being delayed by this delay and also the purchase and sale of current property.

    Many thanks.
    Robert.

    • Replies to Robert Boulton>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Robert - there are 4 pending lease extensions so which is yours please? (Postal number)
      And what’s the conveyancer said re timescales and have they requested expedition?

  216. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Kevin - it’s been a tortuous experience to date but I can see we received a reply from solicitor last week. So I’ll check with colleagues to see where things are now at.

  217. Comment by Robert Boulton posted on

    Hi,
    Number 20.

    The Freeholder said a matter of days to change the title into her sole name.

    Why are they pending? I have a sale, lease extension and purchase all riding on this.

    If there is no activity is there a way to move mine to a priority? I cant afford weeks of delays.

    Thanks.
    Robert.

    • Replies to Robert Boulton>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Robert - number 20 where? The 4 pending don’t refer to a number 20 so can you ask the conveyancer for the specific title number (you’ve quoted the freehold title) and case reference please?

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Robert Boulton posted on

        Hi Adam,
        20, Badger Close, Feltham, TW13 7HA (NGL490422)

        This may not have been put in yet. Hence why I asked for information on the freeholder title (NGL564095) as this is waiting for name on the title to be changed. Nothing can proceed until this has been done. Could you supply an ETA if possible.

        Thanks.
        Robert.

        • Replies to Robert Boulton>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Robert - many thanks and that explains it. So nothing in yet re your own lease extension.
          We have an application to update the register re the death of one of the joint owners. There are 4 prior applications which are extending specific leases also pending.
          The update re the death has been expedited (yesterday) so that should help move it and the earlier applications forward in next 2 weeks but they’ll need to be in order to complete them.
          One thing to flag/query is why is updating the register re the death preventing things from proceeding?
          The death is factual and leaves the remaining owners in place to deal with matters. I ask nit to inflame matters or question the approach as there may be reason(s) but simply asking to understand better - hope you don’t mind me asking

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Robert Boulton posted on

            Hi Adam,

            I have spoken to my solicitor and he says he cant see why we would have to wait for the existing dormant lease extensions. My reference is as follows -
            JK B130CD Boulton. I have been provided with information on the 4 leases queued 3 are from 2019 !! and 1 from Aug 2020.

            What is Land Registry doing about dormant applications? I wont be moving for months if this is the case and will lose my purchase and sale very shortly if this is the case. These dormant applications need to be re-prioritised.

            Thanks.

            Robert.

          • Replies to Robert Boulton>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Robert - noted re your solicitor but it’s primarily the views of your buyer’s solicitor/lender here that matter as it’s they who are saying No.
            We have a backlog of certain types of application, which includes new leases/lease extensions. The backlog is being prioritised but it’s depth means that takes time as other applications also have to be prioritised/completed.
            I will ask colleagues if there is anything we can do to move these forward but if that had to happen in every case then the whole conveyancing/lending process would grind to a halt as a result. As such can you ask your conveyancer to confirm precisely why the other side won’t proceed please and then share the wording.

  218. Comment by AdamH posted on

    Kevin - the application has now been completed. The unregistered land has been added to the owners’ existing title it seems

    • Replies to AdamH>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kevin - we are not the council and don’t deal with the conveyancing matters you refer to. Sorry but very much something your conveyancer needs to deal with/advise on

  219. Comment by Tina posted on

    Hi Adam. Can check the status on HM Land Registry ref H008HNR please. I am the buyer of this property and it is holding up the purchase. I've asked that the sellers' solicitor expedites this, but today they say that you 'are not expediting'. The query went in on 23rd Sept.
    My own Buyer has been ready for competion since the 17th of Sept so this is holding up 2 transactions and I am sure they can't wait forever.
    Any info you can give me will be appreciated

    • Replies to Tina>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tina - we can expedite in certain circumstances and provided the request is made through the correct channel and with the right documentary evidence to confirm the onward sale.
      I suspect they’ve been told we won’t expedite today as processing has started but we need more from the solicitor as the application can’t be completed. We contacted the solicitor today so I’d suggest going back to them to clarify/confirm tomorrow

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Tina posted on

        Thanks so much Adam, I'll get onto it this morning as we really are desperate to move forward.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Tina posted on

        Hi again Adam,
        You advised me a couple of days ago & I need help again please.
        My sellers' solicitor says she has this morning sent the required info to Land Registry.
        Is there anyway you can check and give me an ETA for completion by Land Registry ? I am buying this property but my own sale is dependant upon this too.
        Just to remind you its HM Land Registry ref H008HNR.
        Many thanks for your time and effort

        • Replies to Tina>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Tina - if she’s replied today then it’s too soon to check or offer a view on timescales I’m afraid. I can’t see anything showing up as ‘extra’ to the application as yet

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Tina posted on

            Guess I'm a bit too keen! It's just that our own buyers have to give 4 weeks notice on their rental at the start of the month. So if we aren't clear by then both purchases will probably fail to complete this side of xmas. Thanks for checking Adam. Guess I'll have to be a bit more patient

          • Replies to Tina>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Tina - few things happen instantly in the conveyancing/registration process so patience is very much recommended. Check in again in a few working days time by all means. But at same time keep listening to your conveyancer re timescales also as if you chase every step then it can become even more stressful like a 110m hurdle race.

  220. Comment by Robbie posted on

    Hi Adam

    We are in the process of exchanging contract for a new build property; however, the Land Registry plan, which was from the developer, that was sent to us by our solicitor does not highlight (in red) the garage which should be included with the property.

    We were advised by the developer that their legal department has submitted an application to update this last week. Could you have a look if there is a request received at your end because I called Land Registry yesterday and I was advised that no request has been received at all. The property is Plot 147 OX16 9DA.

    If you have received the request, how quick can Land Registry update the plan? We are on a brink of becoming homeless (as we already handed in our notice to our current landlord and our last day in our rented house is in 3 weeks) if this exchange does not proceed soon and a completion date is not set due to this delay.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards,

    Robbie

    • Replies to Robbie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Robbie - if you’ve contacted us through one channel then that should be sufficient as the next question is very much for whoever is trying to resolve this for you, namely the seller/solicitor.
      We don’t have a title referring to Plot 147 but I am guessing you are referring to 79 Bankside and title ON352076
      If that is correct then we don’t have an enquiry that refers to that title. Whoever contacted us may not have referred to the specific title though so best to ask them how they contacted us, when and if they have an enquiry reference. There is no application against the registered title either.
      If it is #79 then please confirm and I’ll take a deeper look in case I can offer some advice on the ‘missing garage’ point

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Robbie Tee posted on

        Hi Adam

        Thank you for your reply.

        Yes it is #79. We would really appreciate your advice.

        Regards,

        Robbie

        • Replies to Robbie Tee>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Robbie - many thanks. So nothing on record I can see re contact from others re the title.
          Looking at the title itself it looks like the plot transfer didn’t include a garage. The transfer plan shows the layout of the site and it seems clear as to which garage and land to the front referenced the plot it wasn’t actually included in the transfer.
          That means the garage is still in the original developer’s title so to correct things you’ll need to get them to do a second transfer. Once that’s done the two can then be transferred on.
          So the crux of the issue is that the garage wasn’t included in the transfer and that can’t be corrected now as it’s been registered. That should help focus next steps for you although I’m sure the solicitor/seller will establish the same and can hopefully move matters forward for you on this

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Robbie Tee posted on

            Hi Adam

            Thank you for your advice. I will get in touch with our solicitor and the developer today, and see where we’re at in regards to updating the plan.

            Kind regards,

            Robbie

  221. Comment by E S posted on

    Hi Adam

    Please would you be able to tell us the latest status on an application related to title SY 183 436. It was to remove a restriction on an adjoining piece of land and was submitted by our vendor about ten days ago and was requested to be expedited at the same time.

    Many Thanks for your help!

  222. Comment by Sophie posted on

    Hi Adam

    Please can you advise that the request for the removal of a name from the title deed on number 38 flanders way, NN13 6GS is in progress and how long this will take to be completed as it is the only thing now holding up our house sale on the property?

    • Replies to Sophie>

      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Hi Sophie, I'm replying as Adam is currently unavailable. We are waiting for a full reply from the solicitors acting regarding a request for information (requisition) raised with them. We will be not be able to proceed further with the case until this is complied with.

    • Replies to Sophie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - we contacted the conveyancer for more some weeks ago and whilst they’ve provided a partial reply there’s more needed. I’ve asked the caseworker to contact them again to hopefully move it on

  223. Comment by Linda Pillinger posted on

    Hi, my name is mrs l j Pillinger, of 101 Ashton drive, Bristol Bs32ps.
    Please can you advise if an application has been made for our property to be placed in a trust.
    We cannot get any information from our financial advisor and believe we may have been scammed.
    The application should have been made around March time.
    Thank you

    • Replies to Linda Pillinger>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Linda - we’ve not had an application against that property for some years. We don’t register trusts specifically so worth checking with them to see what was arranged and what, if anything, was going to be registered

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        Comment by Linda pillinger posted on

        Thank you Adam for your reply

  224. Comment by Sophie posted on

    Hi Adam and Ian

    Thank you for your prompt replies this is now being pushed with the council and solicitors now so that they can reply to you as soon as possible.
    Once they reply how long should it take to remove the name from the title deed if all the replies give you what you need?

    Many Thanks,

    • Replies to Sophie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - normally fairly quickly providing its what is needed

  225. Comment by Sophie posted on

    Hi Adam

    Thank you would this within a week or closer to 2 weeks?

    Many Thanks, Sophie

    • Replies to Sophie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - looks like they’ve only provided a partial reply so more is needed

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sophie posted on

        Hi Adam

        Thanks for confirming, please can you confirm you’ve now received the full information requested and that it has now been expedited too?

        Many Thanks Sophie

        • Replies to Sophie>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sophie - we contacted the solicitor again on the 26th but no reply as yet

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Sophie posted on

            Hi Adam

            We have now been informed that the title deed and all supporting information has now been resubmitted and requested to be expediated. Please can you confirm that this is the case and all information required has been received for it to be processed quickly?

            Many Thanks,

          • Replies to Sophie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sophie - nothing showing as received as yet I’m afraid. And we can’t expedite it when we’ve already processed it but can’t complete it

  226. Comment by Gifty Asiedu posted on

    Hi Adam,
    My name is Gifty Asiedu
    I need urgent advice please with the Registration of charge for my property bought from my local council. The address is 32 Aberdare Road, Northampton, NN5 7DA. My solicitor summited the application on the 10/Feb/2020 ref number WG5B0B8. There has been no update from the HMLR since the application was summited. Emails/ contacts to HMLR requesting for an update has had no reply from HMLR. The property has a basement which floods when it rains and all application to remortgage the property to release funds to renovate has been turned down by lenders due to the property not registered with HMLR.
    Its been 9 months now since the application to register the property was submitted and I will appreciate it if you can look into it and provide some update regarding what progress has been made and when I can expect the registration to be completed, please.
    Looking forward to your reply.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Gifty- we have had it since February as we have a backlog of this type of work. I can see that the solicitor contacted us back in July and they were advised re the delay. They’ve also recently contacted us through the actual application expressing the urgency. Unfortunately that request won’t have been spotted as during Covid 19 we ask them to use a specific contact channel and to supply documentary evidence to confirm the urgency
      I’ll flag it with colleagues to see if it can be hastened

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Gifty Asiedu posted on

        Hi Adam, Thanks for your prompt response.
        As this issue is now quite urgent due to the risk of flooding and I and my family living in the property. Has anything been done with the application since it was summited 9 mths ago? can I please ask if you can update me with any progress that arises from you flagging it with your colleagues?
        Also, any suggestion on what my solicitor can do to speed the process?

        • Replies to Gifty Asiedu>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Gifty - the 9 months is the wait time, namely the backlog of this type of work. Once an application is considered then in 80% of the cases it’s also completed at same time.
          I can’t keep you updated I’m afraid as this is a blog. Your conveyancer can track the progress of the application for you but really it’s two things they need to watch for. The first is any contact as the application is not in order and the second is that it’s been completed. Hopefully them get just the second option and soon
          Your solicitor can’t do anything now to speed it up other than respond quickly should we need to contact them for more

  227. Comment by Gifty posted on

    Thanks, Adam,
    Am hoping we hear something back from land registry soon.

    • Replies to Gifty>

      Comment by Gifty posted on

      Hi Adam,
      Just an update to say that the registration is now completed. Thanks for your help in getting it done.

      • Replies to Gifty>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Gifty - that’s great news and I hope you can get things sorted now

  228. Comment by Ryan posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I was wondering if you could shine a light on our situation. My wife and I are waiting for an update to the title register due to a section of land within our boundary being unregistered (a small 1m squared section in the front garden). Our chain is complete and everyone is ready, our buyers are threatening to pull out soon. I believe the solicitors have expedited the matter about 3 weeks ago, but have not heard anything. I was hoping you might be able to help, it is all very stressful!

    The details of the house we are buying are:
    60a Sherborne Way
    Southampton
    SO30 0JN

    • Replies to Ryan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ryan - we received an application on 7th October. Unfortunately the solicitor submitted the request for expedition at the same time. Due to Covid we have asked solicitors to use a specific and supported channel after they have lodged the application.
      As a result it’s not been expedited and is still waiting to be considered. I’ll flag it with colleagues and get it moving.
      If you are speaking to the solicitor please refer them to our online guidance on requesting expedition and the need to provide documentary evidence of the sale/purchase also
      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-useful-information-for-conveyancers-pg80/practice-guide-80-coronavirus-covid-19-useful-information-for-conveyancers#after-an-application-has-been-lodged

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ryan posted on

        That is very frustrating to hear ):
        Thank you for your quick response though, if you could get thing moving you would be a hero! I have forwarded on your message to the solicitors.

        Thank you

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ryan posted on

        I forwarded on this message to the sellers solicitor, who in turn went through the relevant channel. However, the land register came back and stated that the application had already been expedited through another channel. Can you confirm whether the application has now been expedited? Feeling very stressed and confused. Thanks for your fab support though.
        I have a few bits of information which might help you check.
        Enquiry ref : 201029-000375
        Application ref: Z382RNR
        Title number: HP270675 JRS/80732/1

        • Replies to Ryan>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ryan - I flagged it with colleagues when you contacted us hence it was expedited. I didn’t feel it was right to put you to added stress but felt it may help your solicitor to be aware of the correct channel/procedure.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Ryan posted on

            Thanks Adam I really appreciate that! Notnall heros wear capes!
            Dont suppose you have any idea of the time it may take from this point?
            Thanks again

          • Replies to Ryan>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Ryan - it should be considered in the next few days, namely ASAP. Whether it can then be completed depends on whether it is in order of course.

  229. Comment by Luke King posted on

    Good Afternoon
    Can you please give any indication of when application L624TMR will be completed for 20 Spackman House, 12 Townmead Road, London SW6. I am the buyer and have been holding on to exchange contracts as my solicitor has advised we should not complete until the sellers can evidence they own 100% of the property as this was previously a share ownership property. Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Replies to Luke King>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Luke - that application was completed today

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Luke King posted on

        Thank you so much Adam.

  230. Comment by Michelle posted on

    Hello Adam,
    Could you please advise the current status of 3 Brooksbank House, Copythorne SO40 2PD? We are the buyers and are hoping to exchange contracts this week but our solicitor has advised us we should wait until the register is updated with the current owners details. If we don't exchange by the end of the week, the sale is going to fall through and we are really worried.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

    • Replies to Michelle>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Michelle - it’s still with us and now with a senior officer to see if it can be completed. It is expedited so will be considered ASAP, which normally means within 48hrs at this stage

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Michelle posted on

        Thanks so much - you are a star. This is by far the most useful .gov website I have ever seen.

        • Replies to Michelle>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Michelle - it’s been completed now and the register updated. Hopefully you can move things forward now

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Michelle posted on

            Brilliant! Thank you very much.

  231. Comment by Ryan posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I wondered if anyone had considered the application made to update the title register on the property we are purchasing? With the new lockdown coming into force soon and the pressure from our buyers to complete, I have all my fingers crossed that this will be completed soon.

    Also, I am unsure if you are able to, but is it possible to have some contact information of your team leader/manager. I want to write to them to explain how brilliant you have been at responding and chasing up for us!
    House details:
    60a Sherborne Way
    Hedge End
    SO300JN

    • Replies to Ryan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Ryan - it was considered yesterday but looks like the caseworker needs to check our paper files to confirm the basis of the original registration. Once those have been checked they’ll be able to respond to the conveyancer and hopefully that won’t take too long.
      Your kind comments will be picked up from the blog

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Ryan posted on

        Thank you as always Adam. Any idea on how long that will take? Desperate not to lose our buyer and for the chain not to collapse when this is the only thing we need before completing.

        • Replies to Ryan>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Ryan - it takes a couple of days usually to get the files and scan them because of Covid restrictions. I do understand the urgency but these things are not always as simple or speedy as we might like

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Ryan posted on

            Thanks for the update, I appreciate all the work the team is doing (:

  232. Comment by Sophie posted on

    Hi Adam

    The latest update we have received is that you should now be processing all the documents you have received?
    Please can you confirm this is the case and all documents required are received and how long it should take?

    Many Thanks, Sophie

    • Replies to Sophie>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - nothing has been submitted via the secure portal the conveyancer would use to add to their application. The application is against NN349419 which is the title for #38 NN13 6GS

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sophie posted on

        Hi Adam,

        We are being informed that the Solicitor has now submitted all documents required please can you advise when this updated title deed will be ready your side as this is the only document now holding up our house move? Will this be ready early next week at all?

        Many Thanks,

        • Replies to Sophie>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sophie - sadly they haven’t. I’d suggest you try to resolve this through your own conveyancer if you can

  233. Comment by Morgan posted on

    Hi Adam,
    Hoping you can help!

    Conveyencer submitted an expedited application to LR on 12th October.
    It has been confirmed on the portal that the application has been recieved by LR.

    We are told issue is that when the LR moved to electronic deeds, the document got confused with another and so half way through the document the name of the property changes. Thus, it needs correcting so that it remains consistent.

    This is the last bit we need in order to move in to our property ie it is preventing our move. We are both key workers living with older parents and we are keen to move so that we are not exposing them to potential COVID. I appreciate everyone has their own stresses at the moment and lots of people will be in a situation similar to ours so I hope this doesn't come across in the wrong way :).

    We don't have the ID number of the application and haven't been able to get it. But are you able to advise a realistic time scale that we will need to wait? Is this a complicated issue to resolve or on the simpler side?

    • Replies to Morgan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Morgan - expedition reduces the wait time between it being approved and the matter being considered. Everything then hinges on it being in order and we can actually resolve the issue.
      You refer to it being submitted but your solicitor needs to check it has been expedited as well.
      If it has then it should be considered within 2 weeks of that expedition

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        Comment by Morgan posted on

        Hi Adam, sorry as I should have been clearer. Solicitor has confirmed it has been expedited. address of property is 12 Ennersdale Road, SE13 6JD. You are so prompt Adam and it is really appreciated - thank you!

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        Comment by Morgan posted on

        Hi,

        I'm not sure if this comment is submitting as it does not appear on thread for some reason so apologies if a duplicate.

        To confirm, the convenyencer says it has been submitted and confirmed as expedited. Address of property is 12 Ennersdale Road, SE13 6JD.

        Many thanks for any insights!

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Morgan - this is a blog so all comments have to be approved before they appear. Hope that helps and your expedited matter moves on ASAP

  234. Comment by Morgan posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Thank you . Are you able to look up the case under our address and find out why there is a delay and how we can get it resolved?
    Many thanks Adam.

    • Replies to Morgan>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Morgan - if it’s the Lower flat then it looks like one of our lawyers spoke to the solicitor this morning to move matters forward. Hopefully the solicitor can confirm, clarify and also respond to move things to a conclusion

  235. Comment by Morgan posted on

    Adam - you're a star! Thanks 🙂

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      Comment by Morgan posted on

      Hi Adam,

      Are you able to see any updates on the lower flat 12 Ennersdale Road, SE13 6JD ? We are a little stressed as my partner is working directly with COVID patients now but his family member needs to start fully shielding due to an upcoming major surgery. Many thanks,

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Morgan - all I can really see is that we have been in touch with the solicitors again in the last few days and they’ve replied again today. That’s now with one of our lawyers so I suspect further discussions are needed in order to agree next steps.
        Please bear with us a little longer and hopefully the solicitor will know more soon

  236. Comment by Sally posted on

    Hi
    I am purchasing a property which is going through probate. It was applied for by the executors almost 2 months ago. I am at risk of losing my buyers, have two children and pregnant with my third and would really appreciate it if I can request the case to be expedited? I am happy to pay any fees for this, just need to get moved ASAP please!!!
    Kind regards
    Sally

  237. Comment by Jack posted on

    Hi,

    We are currently waiting on an issue regarding land brought by the property we are purchasing as it had never been registered. The solicitors have informed us that the expedition request has been approved and that all receipts etc for the purchased land had been submitted with supporting documents. The land has been in possession of the house we are purchasing for over 60 years.
    as we are in danger of losing the sale of our property and the chain, we were just wondering how long it is likely to take to resolve this issue.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jack - expedition means it should be considered within 2 weeks (usually 1) from that approval. If the ownership is being claimed then there are normally three stages.
      The first is the claimants stat Dec/statement of truth. If that’s in order and sufficient then ...
      Stage 2 is usually a site visit/survey; and then
      Stage 3 wider checks, if any, with neighbouring landowners or affected parties.
      Stages 2 and 3 are usually covered in 2/3 and 3/4 week periods depending on timescales.
      So expedition helps get the process moving but it doesn’t negate stages 2 and 3 and the last stage can’t be expedited.
      Best advice I can offer is to check with the lodging solicitor next week to see what progress has been made. If there’s an issue re stage 1 and/or if stage 2 is needed they can check or may already be aware

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        Comment by Jack posted on

        Thank you for the reply and information Adam,

        The application was submitted on the 28th Oct with the expedition request submitted on the 30th Oct so hopefully we will hear something soon.

        Just wondering is it always necessary for step 2 to be undertaken or can the issue be resolved following step 1 if everything is in order, copy of land purchase receipts present boundary diagrams submitted etc.

        Cheers

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jack - every case is treated on merit but it’s pretty rare in my experience for stage 2 not to be required

  238. Comment by Jaspreet posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Can you please give any indication of when application WS10 9NU will be completed for 20 Woden Road North Wedensbury.
    The expedition request was approved this Monday.
    I am the buyer and have been holding on to exchange contracts. Any help would be much appreciated.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jaspreet - as it’s been expedited then it should be considered within 2 weeks. I’m hoping whoever told you it had been expedited told you that too.
      Most expedited applications are considered within 5 days so hopefully you’ll know more next week. The conveyancer can check progress online and would be the first to know if ok or if any issues had arisen

  239. Comment by Sophie posted on

    Hi Adam
    Apologies I am aware I seem to be repeating myself. The Sellers solicitors have now informed us they have resubmitted again the 1 outstanding document you need from them for it to be processed. Please can you confirm this is the case?

    Many Thanks,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - the last reply we had from them was on the 6th. We replied to that on the 9th.

  240. Comment by Jack Kelly posted on

    Thanks Adam,

    we have had this reply from the sellers solicitors:
    "They have asked for a contact number for my clients to arrange an appointment to survey the land.

    They have also asked me to do a further application for the alteration of No.72 Sandyfields title as apparently the Conveyance showing their bought the land is not enough and they may have to serve notice on No.72 also."

    What kind of timescale from now are we looking at?

    From the survey they will clearly see that the land is part of the property we are purchasing with fences erected by both properties. the current owners of the property at the rear where the land was brought will probably of never known the land was once apart of their property as it has been in the possession of the property we are purchasing for that long

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jack - several weeks I suspect. Surveys normally take 2 weeks to be arranged, carried out and reported on. Notices have a set period of time for replies and that’s generally 3 weeks.
      You’ll need to rely on the conveyancer to keep you informed re progress.
      The key with these things as that we have to carry out such checks irrespective of how certain say the seller/buyer is. That is insufficient on its own

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        Comment by Jack posted on

        Hi Adam hopefully this replies to the correct message.

        All the details were given to the land registry for them to arrange survey etc on the 12th.

        As far as i am aware the survey has not yet been completed and it has been nearly two weeks now. as stated we are at risk of losing the chain if this carries on much longer.

        could you find out hat is happening with the whole case?

        title number MM146438 - 5 GREENFIELD VIEW Dudley

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Jack - the survey request went in on 17th Nov. Ordnance Survey carry out such surveys and generally speaking that’s within 2 weeks. They are still with8n that time but Covid restrictions can impact.
          Once the survey report is in then the application will be considered again ASAP due to its expedite status.
          It can’t go any quicker than it is so whilst I understand the frustrations that can bring it remains a case of having to bear with us until the registration requirements have been fully met and the register created

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            Comment by jack posted on

            Hi Adam,

            I believe that the survey has been completed this week.
            Could you confirm if it has been received by yourselves and the next steps.
            or if it has not yet been received the timescale as when you would expect it back.

            thanks again

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Jack - no OS report in as yet. As mentioned previously once it’s in the application is expedited so it will be considered ASAP and next steps decided. If more is required, including wider checks, then those will impact on timescales. So too early to offer anything specific but the conveyancer can track progress

  241. Comment by Sally posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Wondering if you can help. We moved into our house back in May and our lawyers (who we have no confidence in) supposedly submitted documents for first time registry of our property in August. We ported our mortgage and now need to remortgage in January. We are concerned that the land registration won't be completed in time for us to remortgage. Would you be able to confirm that our lawyer has in fact submitted the documents for registration (38 Primrose Hill, HP15 6NU) and when we might expect to hear back? Is the wait time still 6 months?
    Thanks so much for your help with this, it is very much appreciated.

    • Replies to Sally>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sally - it is still a long wait so likely to be 6+ months. It was submitted on 9 September so I’d suggest you ask your conveyancer to submit a request to expedite plus a copy of your mortgage offer/expiry date asap

  242. Comment by Wellington Ndlovu posted on

    Hi, this is a beautiful thread you have and informative. My bank has sent over a land registry search before completing my mortgage application. Its been over four weeks and I am interested to find out how long will my search be completed. My address is 9 Milner Gardens Leeds LS98NW.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Wellington - LR searches aren’t done in days but we don’t have one for that address. I suspect they may be doing a different type of search so worth checking with the bank for certainty

  243. Comment by Sophie Greenbank posted on

    Hi Adam

    Please can you confirm you now have a resubmission from the sellers solicitors after the 9th November?

    Many Thanks Sophie

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sophie - nothing showing with application after the 9th

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Sophie posted on

        Hi Adam

        The Sellers Solictors has now confirmed that they have resubmitted last week and are waiting on the updated Title Deed, please can you confirm this is currently being processed?

        Many Thanks,

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Sophie - still nothing received against the title/application I referred to previously.

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            Comment by Sophie posted on

            Hi Adam

            The title deed form has now been resubmitted and should now be in process, are you able to advise how long this should take and that the form received now is definitely what is required to complete the process?

            Many Thanks,

          • Replies to Sophie>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Sophie - a further reply has been received and the application has been reconsidered. It’s now with a senior officer to decide whether the new form and evidence are indeed sufficient. As it’s an expedite it will be considered ASAP.

  244. Comment by David posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Can you let me know the status of my application reference P107HPR? This was submitted a couple of weeks ago and was expedited but have heard nothing.

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      David - lodged 30th Oct but not expedited. It’s waiting to be considered and may not be so for a couple of weeks yet. If there’s an urgency then the conveyancer needs to request same using the supported channel and provide documentary evidence to confirm the urgency. I can only assume they haven’t done that. I’ll flag it with colleagues but you may wish to do same with conveyancer also

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        Comment by David posted on

        Thanks Adam. Will chase with the solicitor as they confirmed to me that it had been expedited.

        Once it is expedited, what is the average turn around time assuming everything is in order?

        • Replies to David>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          David - I suspect they may have meant that they’d requested expedition. Expedition means that it’s usually considered within 10 working days but that’s normally with 5 at present. Everything then hinges on it being in order so they should hear shortly either way

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by David posted on

            Thanks Adam.

            Yes you're right, they requested it. By the sounds of it it may have been rejected. I will chase it as its holding up the purchase chain. Everyone is ready to go and we can exchange once this is done

          • Replies to David>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            David - the request wasn’t made through the right channel so not seen. It wasn’t rejected.
            It’s been expedited now as I’ve flagged it so it should be considered shortly.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by David posted on

            Hi Adam, just wanted to check to see if you could tell me if everything was in order and progressing as expected through the expedited route?

          • Replies to David>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            David - it has been expedited and processed yesterday. It can’t be completed though and the lodging solicitor has been contacted. Wider checks re removal of the charge have also started.
            You’ll need to confirm and clarify the specific details with the solicitor now and I hope they can help

  245. Comment by David posted on

    Adam, you're amazing. Thanks a lot

  246. Comment by MATHEW SHELLEY posted on

    Hi Adam, any chance you could check the progress on an expedited submission, it was done a few weeks ago according to solicitor.
    Oak Cottage, TF66AN
    Regards

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      Comment by Mat posted on

      Thanks for getting back to me, may i ask how long is it usually before it updates on the land reg website? And are you able to confirm if a copy of the registration has been posted to my solicitor? Many thanks

      • Replies to Mat>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Mat - once an application is completed the register is available online immediately. Vast majority of solicitors deal with us online so receive notification plus download. Nothing through the post.
        Presumably your solicitor has checked if completed and then said it has been but they e heard nothing. Hence your Q. If so what’s the title number and our case reference please so I can check for you?

  247. Comment by Rebecca Lowe posted on

    I am still waiting for my Local Authority Search on title WT427323. We have been waiting on this for months with my Conveyancer chasing daily, There seems to be no real explanation as to the delay other than COVID.

    This is now putting my transaction at risk and I am about to lose my son's new nursery space as they can no longer delay. As a ingle parent this has significant consequences for me.

    Can you please advise on how I can resolve this.

    • Replies to Rebecca Lowe>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rebecca - you’ll need to contact the relevant local authority as they process the searches

  248. Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

    Good morning,

    I wrote to you back in September regarding the application for part transfer of land to the property we are purchasing. The case was expedited at that time and feedback then was that a certificate was required from the management company of the estate. This certificate has now been obtained and was submitted by the solicitor at the beginning of this week.
    In case this comment doesn't link back to the previous ones, the title number is WT426987.
    We are due to exchange contracts tomorrow but need confirmation of completion of this transfer before we can do so.
    We would greatly appreciate anything you can do to get this completed ASAP.
    Many thanks
    Lucy

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lucy - the application is back with the caseworker so I’ll see if I can get a handle on timescales

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Lucy - I’m advised that the caseworker will contact the lodging solicitor to discuss/update re progress. There have clearly been issues to resolve so I’d suggest speaking to your own solicitor/the lodging solicitor

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          Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

          Hi Adam,

          I was wondering if you would be able to check progress for us on this again? The lodging solicitor was promised that it would be dealt with by end of play yesterday but has not yet heard anything. We are due to complete on Friday so this is really critical now.

          Many thanks

          Lucy

          • Replies to Lucy Jones>

            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - it’s good to go but the fee has been underpaid. The caseworker is ringing the conveyancer now to confirm ok to adjust the fee taken (we have to ask) and if they agree then it should be done shortly afterwards

          • Replies to Lucy Jones>

            Comment by Lucy Jones posted on

            That's great news, thanks very much for your help Adam.

  249. Comment by Chris posted on

    My solicitor put in a request to expedite on 10th November. I chased them and they have told me today that the request has been granted and the application is being expedited. Can you tell me when this expedite process was initiated and assuming all is in order roughly when the formalities will be completed? "KALIC" EX8 5TT

    • Replies to Chris>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Chris - it was expedited today following a phone call from the conveyancer. Expedition means it should be considered within 2 weeks (usually within 5 days)

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Chris posted on

        Thanks Adam,
        Much appreciated.

      • Replies to AdamH>

        Comment by Chris posted on

        Adam,
        Apologies for bothering you again on this; Can you confirm whether any request was made on November 10th to expedite this application?

        • Replies to Chris>

          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Chris - the solicitor made a request on 10th but through an unsupported channel for such requests. Some months ago and since we asked conveyancers to use their secure portal/Application enquiry to make such requests and submit documentary evidence to confirm sale/purchase.
          Unfortunately their request of the 10th won’t have been picked up.

          • Replies to AdamH>

            Comment by Chris posted on

            Thanks again Adam

  250. Comment by SallyM posted on

    Hi, I am in the process of purchasing a property in Lewes which currently includes an unregistered strip of land, not currently included in the original title plan - ref ESX162773 - for some reason. I understand the strip of land is not owned by anyone else, has been in use by the former property owner for more than 12 years, and is not contested. The former owner is deceased so it is being sold by the family as executors. My solicitor has rightly insisted to the vendors solicitor that they apply for adverse possession of this strip land, which I have been told they have now eventually done. However I am learning that what solicitors ‘say’ they have done is not always the same as what they have ‘actually’ done.
    Could you please tell me whether this application has been expedited, because I am now getting anxious as to when contracts can be exchanged because my mortgage offer is due to run out soon.

    • Replies to SallyM>

      Comment by AdamH posted on

      SallyM - I cant see anything re an application so I’d suggest you ask them to confirm the provisional title number and case reference we have provided on submission.

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        Comment by Sally M posted on