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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 AdamH posted on

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

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      Comment by Paul perry posted on

      Hi adam I am struggling to start a new request to look into our sale and purchase... there has been a request for a restriction to be expedited as it is holding up our sale and our buyer is threatening to pull out ... the adress is 148 norman road ..b67 5pa

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Paul - what’s the title number and case reference please? And what’s your conveyancer advised when they’ve checked on progress?

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          Comment by Paul perry posted on

          Hi Adam we dont have the information regarding title number but have had an email from capquest to say they applied for expedition on the 29th April 2020 ...we are concerned as this was going back and forth between solicitor and capquest for weeks and we were instructed to pay the restriction of 3000 so we did upon instruction we have now been advised we could have left if on and paid from proceeds and we wouldn't be in this situation as an undertaking could have been met ...the restriction has been met and it will fall through if not removed .. they say all relevant documents have been submitted .
          Thanks for your reply

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Paul - it’s been completed this morning

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            Comment by Michelle pearson posted on

            Thank you so much Adam

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            Comment by Paul perry posted on

            Thank you so much ..does that mean the restriction has now been removed from the register ...

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Paul - if that was what the application was for then Yes. I’m unable to check the register myself as working remotely

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      Comment by Colin Gell posted on

      Hi Adam,
      My application for expedition was granted on the 18th March 2020 but it has still not been processed. Our buyer is understandably frustrated that they have had to wait nearly 2 months, and they won't be able to get a mortgage if it shows as the lease is to short to get a mortgage. I have tried emailing without any success and this is becoming extremely stressful for both myself and buyer.
      Enquiry reference: 200315-000093 Application reference: DC55D18 Title number: MAN351512

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      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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  2. Comment by Katie posted on

    Can appeals be made not to expedite an application?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  3. 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

  4. 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

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  5. Comment by Sharon posted on

    We are in the process of purchasing 7 Woburn Close YO325PL. We are at the point where a transfer of equity is holding up the purchase and associated chain. I understand this was expedited on 14th Feb, but nothing seem to have happened yet. Would you be able to give me any idea when this is likely to be dealt with?
    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Sharon - the application is still with us and I'll check with the processing office on progress. From what I can see it was not expedited as it had already been considered when that request came in and we were in correspondence with the solicitor for more details.
      I'll post again once I have some detail from the office but hopefully it is not too far away now from being completed

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Hi Sharon - I understand that we are waiting for more details from the solicitor at present

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  6. Comment by Jaz posted on

    Hi
    I have submitted an application to split land at #1 OX39 4JJ
    I never applied to expedite this as your website advised it would take an average of 105 days and as it was submitted in November it should be close now. However the purchaser is pushing for a date. Can you help please with something to tell him?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jaz - the timescales quoted online are averages only so some applications may take significantly longer. If you have a confirmed buyer then you should submit documentary evidence to confirm that and ask us to consider expediting your application
      I should stress that looking at the title details for #1 I cannot see any record of an application submitted in November or live now

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  7. Comment by Jaz posted on

    My solicitor told me he had submitted in November !! Can I just check there is nothing for 1 and 1a Oak End Way OX39 4JJ before I give him an earful

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jaz - there is no application against either the freehold or leasehold tenures relevant to 1/1A. There should be no need to give the solicitor an earful but just ask them to check and confirm what has happened and if they have submitted something ask them to confirm the title number and case reference for example.

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  8. Comment by Louise posted on

    Hi Adam

    Sorry to be a massive pain, my anxiety is through the roof though!

    Are you able to let me know if my application on Flat 22, 57 Chapel Street, Plymouth, PL1 4DU has completed yet? My solicitors have advised me they replied yesterday and that it should now all be in order to complete.

    Thanks for any help you can offer me.

    Kind regards

    Louise

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      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

  9. Comment by Jonny Ripley posted on

    Please can you advise? I am the buyer for 10 Lathkill Drive, Selston, Notts, NG16 6GU.

    A small boundary issue has delayed the sale by almost 6 months. I understand Ordance Survey attended the property was last week and title update is showing 'pending' since Wednesday.

    My mortage offer expires 16th March, I have enquired via the solicitors if the application can be expidited so the sale doesn't fall though. Are you able to advise if this has been done, and any guidance on timescales? Thank you.

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      Comment by ianflowers posted on

      Jonny - I can confirm that the case has already been marked expedite, so it will proceed through each stage as quickly as possible. I can also confirm that we are waiting for the result of the survey - as soon as this has been received the case will be considered further. I regret it's not possible to comment on timescales at this stage as much will depend on the outcome of the survey.

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        Comment by Jonny Ripley posted on

        appreciate your prompt response, thank you.

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  10. Comment by Balaji Kuppachi posted on

    Please can you advise ? I am in the process of re-mortgage my property which is 11 Hythe Crescent, Ashford, Kent TN23 1DU (title number - TT72656), There was slight change in the plan , where some portion of plan has right of access (shared access) which was missing in the original plan. My builder has applied change in deed for this change on 19th Dec 2019 after 2 years of purchase which is on 24th Oct 2017. Since I took 2 year fixed term mortgage it ended on 31st Dec 2019. Now i am in variable rate which i cannot afford any more. My new lender is awaiting for the above change in deed to be registered in order to complete my re-mortgage application. I cannot login to business services page as a customer( i mean not a business owner). can someone help me expedite application for deed variation. Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Balaji - the application is still with us and is currently with a senior officer to consider. I have logged and referred your request to the processing office so that they are aware of the urgency

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        Comment by Balaji Kuppachi posted on

        Thanks AdamH, It is really helpful. Can I know timescales to complete the deed to be registered ? Can you please mark my application to expedite ?
        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Balaji - there are no firm timescales re dealing with such applications but I would expect it to be considered within the next 5 working days. Everything then depends on whether anything more is required before we complete the registration. I have already flagged the application to hasten it

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            Comment by Balaji Kuppachi posted on

            Thanks for the reply, will wait for a week and reach you to check the status.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Balaji - your conveyancer can check on the status online and update you

  11. Comment by Charlotte posted on

    Hello,

    I am in the process of selling my property, but the property location was referred to as 'Ground Floor' instead of 'Second Floor' in the lease so my solicitors have created a deed of variation and requested that this be expedited. Do you know roughly how long it will take to register the deed of variation with yourselves?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Charlotte - if it is expedited then it would normally be considered within 10 working days of that expedition. Your solicitors can check and confirm online for you

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        Comment by Charlotte posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thank you for coming back to me. Is this within 10 days of the request being submitted to you or within 10 days of the land reg accepting the expedition? Apologises, it’s just we can’t exchange without it.

        Thank you

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  12. 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

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  13. Comment by Balaji Kuppachi posted on

    Hi Adam, I would like to check the status of my application as mentioned earlier it has been 5 working days by now. I sent an email to my conveyancer to check the status of the application unfortunately she is out of office currently. Is it possible to check and advise. Thanks Balaji

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Balaji = I can see you have also contacted us by email so I'll pick that up and reply once I have more information

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  14. Comment by Christine Hodgson posted on

    Hi,
    We are in the process of buying 17 Middlefield, Leyland., LA442082.I believe the sellers have expediated the registration to add a strip of land at the bottom of the garden.We’ve been waiting now for five months, will the registration take much longer ?
    Christine Hodgson

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Christine - what’s the conveyancer advised? Any reason for the delay?

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  15. Comment by Christine Hodgson posted on

    There’s a strip of land which isn’t registered. I think a new survey has been done but I don’t know if this has been submitted yet

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  16. Comment by Christine Hodgson posted on

    I don’t think the seller has been advised regularly by his solicitor.i think the new survey will only just have been submitted.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Christine - I can't see any details re an application I'm afraid. If they are applying to register the land to the rear then they would have a new title number and case reference to quote. The LA title is for the actual property.

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        Comment by Christine Hodgson posted on

        Hi,
        I’ve found the number for the strip of land, it is LAN232826
        Evidently the council have been in touch to say they’ve no interest in the strip and we are waiting for someone to see the paperwork. If you can find anything out, I’d be grateful.
        Christine

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Christine - that matches what I can check/confirm this end. It’s an expedite so will be considered further ASAP so a case of waiting for that to happen and staying in touch with conveyancer

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            Comment by Christine Hodgson posted on

  17. Comment by Christine Hodgson posted on

    Thank you for trying

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  18. Comment by Zach posted on

    Hi,

    We have an application for a CN1 submitted on 12 March 2020.

    We were originally advised expedition requests would not be processed until the application was outside of the 10 working day timescale.

    Am I therefore correct in the assumption that we can apply to expedition from 27 March 2020 being the 11th working day?

    Thanks,

    Zach

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Zach - you can ask us to expedite at any time and provide documentary evidence to support the request to confirm the urgency. I should stress that expedition can reduce the wait time between receipt and consideration but it won’t hasten registration requirements such as any wider checks which may need to happen

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  19. 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

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        Comment by REBECCA posted on

        Thanks so much for replying at this busy time. Are you able to check on any progress? (111 Hilldale, WN4 0AH)

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Rebecca - nothing matches that address I’m afraid. You’ll need the title number/case reference but if you get those the conveyancer can also confirm progress for you

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  20. Comment by Samir Misbah posted on

    Hi,

    We are waiting for OS2 form submitted Monday.

    Ref YAWABO2J
    Title number CYM50816

    We have had our house packed up for 4 days ready to move and this is the last document preventing completion. We have 3 young children and have no white goods and now no internet or tv as we planned to move Tuesday.

    Barratts who we are purchasing from are set to close tomorrow for the foreseeable future. Meaning we will be stuck and not able to move.

    Please provide this document as soon as possible as we are in an impossible situation.

    I understand the lack of staff and resources at this time.

    Thank you so much

    Samir.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Samir - I’m sorry to read of your difficulties but there is no pending OS2 against that title and nor has there been one.
      I would suggest speaking to your conveyancer to confirm and clarify things

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  21. Comment by Priya posted on

    Hi,

    We are also waiting on an OS2 form requested on Tuesday.

    Ref: F9TRTLC
    Title number: MX31022

    We have also had everything packed up for days ready to move and have been told this is the last document preventing completion.

    Please provide this document as soon as possible as we too are in an impossible situation given the current circumstances.

    Many thanks

    Priya

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Priya - whilst we are facing minimal disruption to this type of service Tuesday would, in normal circumstances, been too late to meet today’s deadline. Hopefully you will receive the result ASAP but we can’t b3 definitive with timescales at present due to the current COVID-19 crisis and it’s impact on our available resources

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  22. Comment by Susan Hilary Howard posted on

    Hello

    I was wondering if you could let me know if there is any progress with 1 Olive Bank, Bury, Gtr. Manchester BL8 1TQ.
    We have submitted every possible detail but each week goes by without an update.
    We've been trying to sort this out since November 2019 and have already lost one sale on our property because of it. Now we have a new sale (confirmed early January) and they are keen to move in asap, no chain, as we are keen to move to the property that we offered to purchase in September 2019.
    This is causing us undue stress and much consternation at an already worrying time.

    Regards

    SH Howard

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      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

  23. Comment by Charlotte posted on

    Good Afternoon,

    Case reference CCD442C / Title no: SY787923

    Could someone please check this case for me and see if it has been accepted to be expedited? Our solicitors received a letter from yourselves when we made a previous submission confirming that when we had the added information needed this would be expedited as it is preventing us from being able to exchange. If someone could please look into this and the docs attached with it as soon as possible I would really appreciate it as our chain is beginning to raise concerns/consider their positions.

    Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Charlotte - the reference relates to an application that was rejected on 18th March. A new application was submitted on the 20th March.
      It hasn’t been expedited as yet but I assume that request has yet to be picked up. As soon as it is then it will be processed as quickly as possible but that may still be several days away I’m afraid in the current circumstances.
      I would suggest that your conveyancer contacts us through their online service (Application Enquiry) to flag the urgency.

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        Comment by Charlotte posted on

        Thank you Adam, we will ask our solicitor to do this on Monday, is there anything that we can do from our end?

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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?

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  27. Comment by Lorna posted on

    We are currently waiting for an assent of title as1. This was posted to you and arrived today by special delivery 31/3/20 VE431215909GB
    Could this assent please be expedited as it will be holding up a transaction. The property postcode is S181PL

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  28. 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)

  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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.

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  33. Comment by Michael Loveless posted on

    Hi I purchased the freehold on 58 Thrush way
    Cw7 3ln, my solicitors sent the documents through the online portal on25/02/20. To update the I had purchased the freehold on my leasehold property, I believe the solicitor had asked for it to be expedited as I am selling the property, I understand it’s a difficult time, but I am unable to provide my buyers solicitors with the required documents from the land registry and it’s now at a point where they are going to pull out if I cannot get this sorted. Can you update me if this likely to be completed any time soon regards mike.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Michael - I can see we have an application but as yet not expedited. If they made that request in last 2 weeks then we should pick that up shortly and then add the application to the urgent list. Suggest you check with them re date of request and if that fits then please bear with us

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        Comment by Michael Loveless posted on

        Hi thank you for the reply, I’m quite financially exposed with this transaction, what is the likelihood of it being completed in the next 10 days, I only ask as it could leave me at loss of tens of thousands of pounds if I can not complete this. If it’s unlikely, I can at least try and get out of this transaction without huge financial penalties that I’m looking at.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Michael - impossible to be definitive I’m afraid. Whilst it could be considered in that time everything hinges on it being in order - what assurances has your solicitor provided on that front? If you can get the title number and case reference then that would help?

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            Comment by Michael Loveless posted on

            Hi Adam

            The freehold title number is CH462827 and the case number is KAA9253, my assurances are that everyone should try work with good Will and try to get through this, to me that’s a very risky option with no guarantee and the financial implications that will bring.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Michael - I will flag with colleagues to see what can be progressed. I’ll post again when I have more details to share

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            Comment by Michael Loveless posted on

            Hi Adam

            Do you have any updates from your colleagues.

            Regards mike

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Michael - CH692819 is now registered

  34. Comment by Paula Jenkinson posted on

    I would like to speak to someone or have email contact with someone in relation to property at M29 8BS which had a notice period end date of 31st March. I would like to know what the next steps are for land registry to provide the information so that the sale can complete - the buyer has got a mortgage advance and this is the only outstanding item. No furniture to move out or in and all in favour of completing asap. Our solicitor is Sandra at Dootsons in Leigh so all the reference numbers are with them.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Paula - there’s nobody you can speak to by phone at present. If you can get me the title number and our case reference from your solicitor I can try to find out more details for you

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        Comment by Paula Jenkinson posted on

        Hi Adam, Thanks for getting back to me and I have emailed the solicitor for the information you need. Will be in touch soon. Paula

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        Comment by Paula Jenkinson posted on

        Hi Adam,

        I have the Title number - MAN356010 and your reference is DC56EAA which you asked for and it was Dave Cooper from Land Registry who was dealing with this which was expedited due to the sale of 141 Shuttle Street. Any updates would be really appreciated. Thanks Paula

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Paula - it’s still with us and expedited but as yet not processed. It will be considered as soon as possible but with the current lockdown we have very limited access to first registrations/paper deeds/documents. Please bear with us
          https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak#contents

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            Comment by Paula posted on

            Hi Adam,

            Thank you for your response and it would be great if you could follow this up as soon as you possibly can for us. This is the only outstanding item for the sale to complete and mum's money is needed for Care Home costs. Many thanks again. Paula

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Paula - it has been expedited so it has the best possible chance of being considered ASAP. However due to severe restrictions around processing first registrations in particular there are no guarantees I’m afraid.
            I’m sure you are and have done already but do keep talking to the care home and conveyancer as appropriate and around keeping the pressure off

  35. Comment by Michael John McMorrow posted on

    Adam, Could you please check the application for a B234 notice of application for correction of name in the register for 42 Sandringham Road BR15AS. Title No: SGL656140. It was submitted on 23 March. I have asked my solicitors to expedite it because it jeopardises the whole chain if it is not amended urgently. We are very worried that we lose our sale and purchase. Can you give me any idea of when it will be processed.
    Thank you.
    Michael

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Michael - the application to change the name was submitted on the 17th and completed on the 23rd March. There’s no other application pending

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        Comment by Michael McMorrow posted on

        Thanks for the very swift response Adam. The solicitors have obviously got their lines crossed. Understandable in the present circumstances.
        Regards
        Michael

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  36. Comment by Richard Claydon posted on

    Hi Adam,
    We are currently waiting to exchange on a property but it is being held-up by an application submitted in January. I read on your blog (https://hmlandregistry.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/12/getting-the-most-from-application-enquiry-part-2/) that you can request to expedite if an application is "holding up a transaction", however the sellers solicitors say that we must demonstrate "hardship" is being caused.
    The property is 57 Silver Street, Thorverton, EX5 5LT. Please can you clarify if we are eligible to request expediting the application. If not, please can you give a rough estimate of time frames.
    Many thanks,
    Richard

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Richard - specific hardship needs to be shown or a linked transaction, such as an onward sale or expiring mortgage offer, proven. So if there’s a memorandum of sale in place that can be used by the lodging solicitor when requesting expedition
      Without expedition registration is likely to be delayed for a period of months still as we had a backlog before the crisis hit.

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  37. Comment by Richard Claydon posted on

    Adam.
    Thank you for your quick reply.
    To clarify, we have a memorandum of sale in place and have been waiting some months for this application to be completed so that the transaction can be completed. However, we are not in a chain so there are no onward sales. Would we still be in a position to expedite?
    Many thanks,
    Richard

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Richard - yes

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        Comment by Richard Claydon posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thank you for your help with this last week, your advice spurred the solicitor on to apply for it to be expedited. Unfortunately the application has not been approved as 'no hardship can be demonstrated' even thought a memorandum of sale was provided.

        It sounds like someone at HMLR may have their wires crossed. I have provided details of the property in the original comment and the application is still holding up a sale. Would you be able to look into this for me?

        Many thanks,

        Richard

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Richard - I’ll do what I can to find out but can you ask solicitor for the title number, our case reference and their expedition/incident request number to assist please

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            Comment by Richard Claydon posted on

            Hi Adam.
            Please see the details I have been supplied with below:
            Enquiry reference: 200409-001546   
            Application reference: R097GGR  
            Title number: DN529990

            Let me know if you need anything further.
            Thanks for looking into this.
            Richard

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Richard - the enquiry reference refers to our rejecting the request as no supporting evidence was included. I’ll flag with other colleagues and ask for it to be marked as urgent. Please bear with us

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            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

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            Comment by Richard Claydon posted on

            Land registry comment on 16th April:
            "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"

            Hi Adam,

            Thank you for your previous response. Your insight has been really valuable.
            Further to your comment above we have been in regular contact with our seller's solicitor. They have been checking the portal daily and are yet to receive any communication from the Land Registry. The only change is that our application's status has changed to "delayed".
            None of the parties involved appear to have received anything and we are becoming increasingly worried that our mortgage offer will expire before this is resolved.
            I understand that you may not be able to share specific detail through this public forum. However, I wonder if you could confirm how parties have been contacted and contact the original applicant with an update on outstanding items.
            Thank you in advance for your continued help with this. We are grateful for any updates you can provide.
            Richard

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Richard - the notifications expired yesterday and the applications have been completed this morning.
            I don’t have access to the details of who these were sent to and at what contact addresses sadly

  38. Comment by Kirsty Coleburt posted on

    Hi Adam,

    I would just like to see whether my application was expedited to get this document quickly. My solicitor told me we should have received this by now but obviously with everything going on it’s taking a little bit longer. I’m trying to speed this process along as I work for the NHS and am currently living with vulnerable people; therefore am trying to get out before I potentially get the virus and could pass it along. This is driving me insane as I ask my solicitor several times each day if it’s back.
    Do you know how much longer we are look at? The address is 22 Cornelius crescent, Fairfields.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kirsty - the crisis means we have very reduced resources and a growing list of expedited applications. Do you have the title number and our case reference please?

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        Comment by Kirsty Coleburt posted on

        All I have is a title number BM427667

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kirsty - many thanks. We still have it as we are waiting for more details from the solicitor. You’ll need to contact/confirm things with them to clarify next steps.

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            Comment by Kirsty Coleburt posted on

            Hi Adam,

            After speaking with my solicitor I have been informed there is nothing further awaiting from her and that the application is still pending as the developer is in the process of registering us as the new owners and that our application is lodged after this but that she has received confirmation that the result will be available on Friday?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Kirsty - if that’s what the solicitor has confirmed and she’s been told that the result will be available on Friday then that’s good.

  39. 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

  40. 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)

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  41. 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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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

  44. 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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  45. Comment by Gary Connell posted on

    Hi, we would be grateful if you could approve the RX3 application for 12 Guardhouse Way, NW7 1FX submitted by our conveyancer to you on 17 April 2020, as it is holding up the sale of our house which in turn is preventing us from moving and getting our young son registered for school. Many thanks, Gary

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Gary - if there’s an urgency such as a confirmed sale/purchase your conveyancer needs to submit tha5 evidence and a request to expedite the process. They will know what’s required
      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services
      Expedition reduces the wait time between receipt and consideration. Everything then hinges on the application being in order and an6 wider checks being completed.
      Please speak to your conveyancer about requesting expedition
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak#contents

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        Comment by Gary Connell posted on

        Adam, thank you for the prompt response. Our conveyancer has already marked the RX3 to be expedited on the basis we have a confirmed buyer. Your urgent attention on what I believe is a straightforward matter would be appreciated as we are hanging on by a thread.

        Many thanks again.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Gary - understood but what’s the title number and case reference please? Your conveyancer should have those?

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            Comment by Gary Connell posted on

            Adam, thank you. It’ll be one of these two title numbers - AGL349343 or AGL292672.

            My conveyancer has not provided a reference number but hopefully you can find by title numbers?
            Regards, Gary

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Gary - it’s AGL349342 in fact and it was lodged on the 15th April. I’ll flag it to be started ASAP but everything then hinges on it being in order and our being able to complete it

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Gary - we’ve contacted the conveyancer for more today.

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            Comment by Gary Connell posted on

            Dear Adam, referring to your latest reply re. AGL349342, please may I ask Land Registry to reconsider as I believe the RX3 has been correctly submitted by my conveyancer (but signed by the beneficiary of the restriction) who are not the beneficiary of the restriction, thereby complying with HM Land Registry’s own website guidance. This is such a small point, but yet is having enormous consequences as it is preventing my son’s schooling in the area we are supposed to be moving to. Kind regards, Gary

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Gary - my understanding is that the solicitor has been contacted (yesterday) asking for more. If they’ve responded and provided the requested detail then the application should be completed soon.
            If there’s an issue with what has been requested or the specific actions taken then your solicitor should take that up with the caseworker through their online service.
            I’m afraid I can’t offer any comment assistance re such specifics in an online blog despite appreciating the stressful issues you and your family are facing

  46. 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

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  47. 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.

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      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

  48. 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

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  49. 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,

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  50. 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.

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      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.

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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.

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      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.

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          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

  53. Comment by J E posted on

    Hi there - our conveyancer applied for the removal of a unilateral restriction on our leasehold (title number AGL262082) which was due to take place by 26 March I think, but we've not heard anything back. It's preventing a sale of the leasehold, so it would be great to get an update - we've tried asking by email, but I know you guys are busy.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      J E - an application was submitted early March. Under normal timescales it might have been completed by end of March but unfortunately our services have been significantly disrupted.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services
      It’s less about being busy but more about having limited access to our systems. That means it’s only those applications flagged as urgent that have been getting through. This one is not marked urgent so you need to ask your conveyancer to follow the expedite request procedure please.
      I will flag it with colleagues but we need the conveyancer’s request and documentary evidence of the urgency, please

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        J E - just to advise that we’ve already processed this but are currently completing wider checks, those include contacting the beneficiary/restrictioner to confirm removal of their interest. Those checks ma not be completed until first full week of May

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          Comment by J E posted on

          Hi AdamH - thanks for getting back to me so quickly on this. Just to be clear, are you saying that we'll hear back in first full week of May even if we don't expedite matters?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            J E - that’s correct but I can’t guarantee it as if the checks fail and someone objects then it will be much longer. And the current covid19 impact may push it into the following week. Expedition won’t impact now.

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          Comment by J E posted on

          Hi AdamH - my conveyancer has told me that they have been contacted by the Land Registry and that the application will not be completed until lockdown is lifted because the notice expired after the Land Registry went into lockdown. Is this right, and does this mean I won't hear back in early May?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            J E - something has been misinterpreted it seems here. Yes, notice periods have been extended, but not indefinitely. We don’t know when lockdown will end so hopefully the solicitor can confirm again.
            If they are adamant that is what they have been told then please ask for our details as provided on the letter/email and I can investigate

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          Comment by J E posted on

          Hi Adam - I had to reply to this comment as for some reaosn I can't reply to your latest one. Apparently the conveyancer was told over the phone that our application wouldn't be looked at until after lockdown - I've asked them for any identifying details and will let you know as soon as I hear back. The title number is AGL262082. I hope there is some confusion though - hearing back in early May would be great!

          Thank you for responding to all these messages.

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          Comment by J E posted on

          Hi AdamH - was just wondering whether there was any update on this? Our conveyancer hasn't heard anything since getting that call last week.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            J E - looks like it’s been completed today

  54. Comment by Alexandra Cockram posted on

    Just wondered if there was any update on title no CB371207 - (application number C353RHR) - it has to go through with two layers of solicitors and estate agents before the updates get to us and since they are working from home this takes longer than usual. We are waiting to complete on the property with this being the only outstanding issue. I know with the current situation you can’t give timescales but an update from the horses mouth would be amazing as we are in temp accommodation with time running out.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Alexandra - that case reference was completed on the 23rd

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        Comment by Alexandra Cockram posted on

        Thank you for your answer Adam and my hopes were high for a second - not sure if it is within your capacity to double check this for us as we have just received this from our solicitor. “ I have just spoken to the sellers solicitor. She said that unfortunately the information you received is incorrect as there was a mix up at the Land Registry and this matter is not yet resolved. She said she is continuing to chase but there is very little she can do, until the Land Registry deal with this matter. ”

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        Comment by Alexandra Cockram posted on

        Hi Adam - apparently the case numbers have got mixed up. Please could you chase the below numbers for me - thank you SO much in advance.

        The title number is DN537464 and the HM Land Reg Reference for this application is I055QHR.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Alexandra - I will check as we have an application but the information I can access suggests it may have needed a site visit and I’m wondering if that’s what’s stalled it as no such voters are taking place currently. I’ll post once I know more

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            Comment by Alexandra Cockram posted on

            Hi Adam, thank you for investigating this - the site visit happened in mid March and the objection notice and the sellers agreement ect was sent back to the LR before the end of March. We’ve been told it’s been expedited but we’ve had no updates from the LR since the 1st April. Hope this info is useful. Ally

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Alexandra - it is but I’ve tracked it down. Will post once I know more

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Alexandra- it’s been completed

  55. Comment by Teresa posted on

    Hi,

    Wonder if you can help me or advise please? We are currently purchasing 15 Hallcroft Way Aldridge WS9 8UN. The freehold as been purchased by the sellers February this year. We are waiting now for the Freehold to be registered before we are able to exchange and complete. Would you be able to tell me what the time scale is likely to be?
    Many Thanks
    Teresa

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  56. Comment by George Brockbanks posted on

    TY 248231
    Ref D932GGR
    I know you must be under a lot of pressure at the moment but is there any chance of telling my if my application for the cancellation of restrictions and name changes to the register has been approved yet.
    The deadline for objections to this was 30 March 2020
    If it hasn't been approved yet could you give me an idea of when it will be approved?

    Thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      George - it’s still with us. I suspect it’s been delayed due to the Covid 19 impact as that extended the deadline you mentioned until 5th May. If the restrictioners don’t consent then that timescale will apply so it won’t be considered again until the end of that week at the very earliest I’m afraid

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        Comment by George Brockbanks posted on

        Title No TY248231
        Ref D932GGR
        I am the Executor of my sister’s estate and the above house is part of that estate. My brother and his wife who have been ‘living in’ for the last 6 months with my sister want to buy the house (noted above) but the change of ownership needs to be reflected in the Land Registry this cannot be done because there was a restriction attached to the deed, this needs to be cancelled.
        This restriction was entirely for the benefit of my dead sister. All beneficiaries to the estate are noted on the restriction and none of them object to the restriction being cancelled, they have confirmed this to you by replying to your letter dated.
        I am being pressed by my siblings to get this issue sorted so my brother and his wife can move out of my sister’s house and take ownership of the house (noted above).
        I know you are under a lot of pressure with Covid 19 and may have a reduced workforce but would it be possible to bring forward our case to allow my brother to buy the house and me to conclude my duties as Executor.

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  57. Comment by Kelly posted on

    Hello

    I’m wondering if you might be able to provide any information please on title: TY279077

    I believe it was expedited and I would really appreciate an update.

    Thank you so much

    Kelly

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kelly - still with us, not expedited and delayed by Covid 19 I’m afraid. I’d suggest checking/confirming with conveyancer. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services

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        Comment by Kelly posted on

        Thank you for checking Adam. Would you be able to tell me if there was an application that was refused or has there not been one?

        Thank you
        Kelly

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kelly - nothing to indicate that the request has been made. If it needs to be c9mpleted then we’ll need a reply re the request for more and a request to expedite

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            Comment by Kelly posted on

            Thank you Adam, I appreciate your quick response and you taking the time to check.
            Kelly

  58. Comment by lorna posted on

    Is there any way to expedite our case to change name on title deeds as it is holding up our completion. DY223705

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lorna - you’ve contacted us via our forum as well so I’ll reply via that when I’ve checked matters. Have you contacted us through any other channel as well? I ask as such duplication of effort may not be needed.

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  59. Comment by Liz posted on

    Hi I am in the final stages of selling 2 Chessel Mews BS33LT. We are the point of exchange and it is over 6 weeks we have now been waiting for an amendment in the title plan to add the parking space. I have been told my solicitor expedited the process over 10 days ago and we have still heard nothing. Please can you provide me with an update.

    [Incident: 200219-003023]

    Title number: BL88986

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  60. Comment by Lorna posted on

    Thanks Adam no just here and the forum

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  61. Comment by Graham Cope posted on

    An expedited application for a new lease ref FC57295 was made by Brown & Co Solicitors, with a priority date of 25 Mar 2020, priority time of 13:52:25. Our customer ref is MB/16562 as owners of the property. The portal has been checked by Brown & Co through the portal on 21.04.2020 and it has progressed to PENDING. Please can you give us the latest update as this is the very last item that is preventing the sale of the property. Look forward to your urgent response please. Thanks Graham

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Graham - pending means waiting to be processed. It’s not showing as expedited so how have they requested that?
      They should have done that using their online service and submitted documentary evidence of the linked transaction. Can you check and if not dine ask them to do so. Without expedition it’s not going to progress quickly I’m afraid
      I will ask colleagues to check what’s been submitted but if they haven’t requested it then best to flag now

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        Comment by Graham Cope posted on

        Adam H, Thanks for your prompt response. We have communicated the above with our Solicitor and this is their response. "This has been done via the online portal, a copy of the Contract was provided as part of our original application and again upon my chase up also through the portal , see attached submission receipt for the latest request and notes."
        They have Reply to Requisition confirmation details, the documents have been accepted, FC52795, MB/16562, 21.04.2020@ 15:33:42. Title no ON357013, ON99342, ON134521. Attachment was AP1 Application to change the register. Certified. Notes: "As part of our original application we provided a Copy Sale Contract & requested application be expedited, our client's purchaser is not prepared to wait much longer, & we are being chased to provide the updated register, please can you assist"

        We will lose this sale unless we receive the completed expedited documents. Please investigate further & inform us immediately. Thank you for your help . Graham C

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Graham - it’s been expedited so will be considered ASAP

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            Comment by Graham Cope posted on

            Thank once again for your quick reply.
            The Buyer's Solicitor is holding exchange and completion on this.
            Please can you give me a time scale of ASAP as we do not want to lose this sale and thousands of costs.
            Once you have completed , please will you send the necessary documents to Brown & Co Solicitors immediately?
            Thank you again, we so need your help!
            Graham C

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Graham - we can’t be definitive re timescales. ASAP is all we can offer. Sorry.
            I do appreciate the issues faced and it’s ok to chase me over progress. However it won’t make the application move any quicker. It has been expedited. We are focusing on processing urgent cases ASAP with a very reduced workforce who are mostly working from home with the restrictions and pressures that come with that. I imagine that the conveyancers and all parties involved are under very similar pressures.
            Once completed the confirmation and details are available to your conveyancer immediately. Similarly, if it’s not in order they will be advised but let’s hope all is ok.
            I will check on our activity and post again if things change. You will have to bear with us. Please

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Graham - I’m aware that we have contacted the conveyancer this morning for more. I don’t have the details but hopefully the conveyancer has and can turn it around quickly.

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            Comment by Graham Cope posted on

            FC57295. Ref: MB/16562. I can't link back. This was your previous response. " Graham - I’m aware that we have contacted the conveyancer this morning for more. I don’t have the details but hopefully the conveyancer has and can turn it around quickly."
            Brown & Co responded to us yesterday. saying that the Freeholder's Solicitors had made the necessary amendments. Everything was returned to you on 12.5.2020 via the Online portal.
            Do you have everything you need now to carry out the expedition and do you have further updates on this please as to how things are progressing? Many thanks Graham

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Graham - we had a response from the conveyancer yesterday but we e had to query that with them today.
            If you do post again there’s no need to share the previous details again other than the title and case reference - many thanks

  62. Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

    Hi Adam
    We are in process of purchasing
    44 Hollin Head
    Baildon
    Bd177lj

    Do you have any information as to where our paper is up to? We have been waiting over 10 weeks. We are under the impression it was expediated, but even in these unprecedented times, the delay seems very long as we were told 10 working days.
    Any information would be great!
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lucy - expedition reduces the wait time to within 10 working days for it to be processed. But then Covid 19 impacted.
      So what has the conveyancer confirmed and have you got the title number and our case reference please?

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  63. Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

    Hi Adam
    This is the only reference our solicitor had. It may help regarding me query:
    WYK764133
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Lucy - many thanks but nothing pending against it. I’ll try and confirm why

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        Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

        Thank you, Adam.
        If you could let us know ASAP, that would be great!

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        Comment by AdamH posted on

        Lucy - we have a first registration YY138286/VB21C2E. It’s expedited and it’s been processed. However wider checks are now taking place which are reliant on responses from third parties. We can’t expedite their responses so you will have to bear with us/them

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          Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

          Thank you for your quick response, Adam.
          Regarding the third parties, who does this entail? Solicitors/other potential owners of the land?
          Generally in these situations, would the time frame be weeks or a matter of months?
          Our mortgage is due to expire in August and so this could impact our potential to purchase the property.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - usually neighbouring landowners. Timescale is usually 3 weeks

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            Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

            That’s very helpful.
            Thank you very much!

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            Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

            Good morning Adam.
            Regarding the previous post, we had confirmation that the third parties had until the 20th May to get in touch with the land registry. Once we have reached this date, and providing no one has queried the land in question, how long will it roughly take for our solicitor to have the paper work?
            Many thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - if it’s an expedite then it should be considered again on 22nd but we can’t be definitive as much depends on available resources

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            Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

            Hi Adam
            Please can we have an update on our application. We understand that it should’ve been reconsidered by now. Providing everything has come back ok, we will then be in a position to exchange contracts.
            Many thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Lucy - the first registration was completed on the 11th May

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            Comment by Lucy Allan posted on

            Ok thank you. Does that mean that our sellers solicitors have the paper work? When I messaged you on the 13th, I though we needed To wait until the 20th May as we were waiting on third parties?
            Thanks
            Lucy

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            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

  64. Comment by Jane Morwood posted on

    Could you confirm that you have an application, dated 20 March 2020 (application made by my appointed conveyancer) to resurvey the land ownership boundary details for LA636234 & LA781606 - R061NJR. My conveyancer emailed last week to enquire re progress of resurvey.

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  65. 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

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  66. 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’.

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      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.

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  67. Comment by Kath posted on

    Hi, I'm purchasing a property at 13, CF14 6RH and am unable to proceed until a line about a lease has been removed from the register. I've been advised that the seller's solicitor has requested this be expedited and that was approved on 6 April. Just wondered if you have any idea of turnaround on this? I have the following references: Enquiry reference: 200401-000765 Application reference: J789YHR Title number: WA214336

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kath - expedited and processed yesterday. Unfortunately we need more from solicitor and that was requested yesterday. Hopefully, if the6 turn that around quickly, it can be completed ASAP
      The solicitor can confirm and update you

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  68. Comment by Kath posted on

    Thanks for the update, Adam. Do you know what has been requested so I can chase?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kath - I don’t but the solicitor will know

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        Comment by Kath posted on

        Hello Adam, I wondered if there is any update to the status of my enquiry? I understand the seller's solicitors responded to the request for further information. Thank you

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kath - still with us and flagged with caseworker team. Conveyancer has also been chasing. Hopefully they will process it shortly but that may not be until Monday

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  69. Comment by Danielle Philip posted on

    Waiting for a bankruptcy notice charge to be taken off the property we are purchasing it is the last piece we are waiting for before we can complete. The sellers solicitor have said they have asked for it be expedited - please can you provide me with an update? - BD22 6LJ

    Getting frustrated as we started this process in January,

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Danielle - I’d need the title number and case reference please?

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  70. 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

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      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.

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  71. Comment by Mr Luu posted on

    Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions on here.

    I have an an application made for us on the 25/03/2020 under reference U692QJR in regards to title number EX373905. We only need this completed so we can exchange contracts for a new build now, or I may lose the reservation, assorted fees and deposits for upgrades that I have already paid before the lockdown. Any chance this can be expedited?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Mr Luu - we do have delays but the council can request expedition using their online account
      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services

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        Comment by Mr Luu posted on

        Do you know if this is a valid case for expedition?

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Mr Luu - if they submit documentary evidence of the linked transaction then yes, it should meet our criteria for expediting it. We won’t decide until we get the request and evidence though

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            Comment by Mr Luu posted on

            Hi thanks, for you help on this previously. The application has been expedited a week ago. We are only pending this for exchange now, and I am under a lot of pressure to get this complete. Do you know if this has been picked up yet and if it is pending a reply/comfirmation from the Council, because if it is I want to chase them to get back to you.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Mr Luu - the application was completed and the register updated on 19th May

  72. Comment by Millie Gardiner posted on

    Hi Land Registry,

    We are the purchaser of 40 Wellington Road, BR5 4AQ and there has been an application of adverse possession for part of the garden that is within the cartilage of the property and in continuous use by the property for 12 years. However, we have not heard anything regarding the application, and it is holding up the exchange of the property (it's been over 4 months since we were made aware the application has been submitted). Would you be able to look into how long this application has left to be decided and if a survey would be required. The area is clearly delineated on the existing OS map and Title Deed. If this application were to be expedited (we have requested this of our vendor's solicitor) would the application be able to be decided in 10 days as had been the case previously?

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  73. Comment by Gary Connell posted on

    Dear Adam, re. AGL349342. Land Registry raised a requisition to an RX3 to be replaced with an RX4 which my conveyancer submitted to you on Monday. As this relates to an existing request, I’m hoping the RX4 won’t be placed at the bottom of the file - it has been marked for expedition and relates to a confirmed sale.

    Look forward to hearing and many thanks,

    Gary Connell

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Gary - the second form has been received so the previous expedition means they’ll be considered ASAP. No bottom of the pile

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  74. 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.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      H Afzal - your conveyancer needs to make the request expedite. If they have then they will be considered ASAP but they can check that too https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-our-services

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        Comment by Haroon posted on

        Hi Adam,
        My solicitor has applied to expedite the registration process a while ago. The Application reference is E114FHR and Title number is MAN310917. My buyers are now threatening to pull out the sale as they have contractors waiting to start work on the property and unless they are able to do so within the next week, they will move on to another job. This is the only thing holding up completion, I would be very grateful if you could please look in to this.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Haroon - I have flagged it with colleagues to try to get it moving. Please bear with them

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            Comment by Haroon posted on

            Thank you, I really appreciate that.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Haroon - it’s been completed and the register updated

  75. Comment by Kyle posted on

    Hi

    My solicitor has submitted a request to register the freehold via TP1 on 16th April.

    My conveyancer has asked for this to be expediated as my buyer may pull out of the chain as his mortgage company will not approve unless the property is freehold. I worry this may delay the sale and potentially result in the chain collapsing.

    She will be providing more information to your team on this in the coming days.

    My question is how long does a standard freehold registration TP1 take compared to an expediated application.

    Thanks

    Kyle

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kyle - without expedition it is likely to wait several months before it is considered. If it is expedited, and your solicitor can check that online once confirmed, then it is considered ASAP. That generally means within 2 weeks.
      Expedition does not negate the normal registration requirements or checks needed (if any). It reduces the wait time between stages

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        Comment by Kyle Winn posted on

        Thank you for the info.

        My solicitor asked for it to be expedited as my sale look like it will fall through should the buyer have to wait a couple more months.

        To prevent the collapse of a chain during the financial uncertainty surrounding the post COVID housing market could my application be expediated on these grounds.

        Thanks

        Kyle

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Kyle - yes so the solicitor needs to request expedition and submit documentary evidence to confirm the linked transaction

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  76. Comment by Kyle posted on

    Many thanks for your reply again Adam.

    My solicitor submitted the above reasons at the beginning of the week but was told that because it was not due to financial hardship it wouldn't be expedited.

    Could you advise on the best course of action to look at the application for expedition again please.

    Thanks

    Kyle

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Kyle - I don’t think that can be correct as expedition is based on hardship or a proven linked transaction. I suspect they asked but didn’t lodge documentary evidence to prove the onward sale/purchase. I can’t check though without the details such as title number/case reference

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  77. Comment by Matthew Baker posted on

    Hi,

    Myself and my solicitor have attempted to contact you THREE times as we sent in an updated RX1 form (expedited) over 6 weeks ago but STILL have had no response. This is currently holding up my property sale, subsequent purchase and I am on the brink of losing my buyer. I appreciate the current situation is not easy but I need an urgent update. Title numbers DT441922 & DT230319 and App Ref G363ZJR & J273ZJR.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Matthew - I understand your frustrations and I will flag the urgency with colleagues
      You say attempted so I assume by phone? If so then our phone lines have been out since the end I of March
      Your solicitor can ask us to expedite their applications online by submitting a request along with documentary evidence. They don’t appear to have done that with either application
      I note you have also submitted two progress enquiries today against as well.
      Hopefully my flagging will enable the applications to be processed. I’ll confirm via the email contact form so you have that open channel should you need it. Your solicitor can use their online service

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        Comment by Matthew Baker posted on

        Hi Adam,

        Thank you for your reply. No not by telephone. My solicitor has sent multiple requests for my case to be expedited due to the urgency required, so I assume either directly on Land Registry or via their online service. So I am pretty confused that you note that this hasn't been expedited? I will flag this with my solicitor now. If you could escalate my case to be processed urgently I would be most grateful.

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          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

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            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.

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            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

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            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.

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            Comment by Matt Baker posted on

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

            Thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

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

  78. Comment by Tony N posted on

    Hi Adam
    A request to register a deed of variation on the lease was made on 29th April and I believe a request to expedite it was done on 6th May by my solicitor. The buyer's mortgage offer is expiring in couple of weeks and the bank is unwilling to extend it. Can you please advice how long it would take to register the deed please? Title number is AA1172 and the property address is 160 Waterville drive. Basildon. SS16 4ty.Thank you

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Tony - the application against AA1172 was completed yesterday

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        Comment by Tony N posted on

        Thank you Adam. Just heard from my solicitor and I am very satisfied with the quick turn around. God bless you all.

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  79. Comment by Niyaz posted on

    Hi

    Can you please give us an update on the following title number? SY233050.
    We were told this has been expedited on the 14th April, and it has stopped us moving since rhe 30th of March. Could we please find out what the status is, your help is greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Niyaz- still with us but processed through to the final stage hopefully, which is the completion of wider checks. These involve contacting those affected by the application. We now hav3 to wait for their replies so please speak to your conveyancer for clarification

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        Comment by Niyaz posted on

        Thanks Adam, are those people impacted by the application given a deadline to respond by? If so, how long do think it will take? Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Niyaz - yes, end of the month.

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            Comment by Niyaz posted on

            Thanks Adam,
            And If the other person comes back with an appeal or any type of response will it take longer to process? Or is it a slam dunk case?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Niyaz - much longer as that triggers a discussion to find a resolution either way.

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            Comment by Niyaz posted on

            U think that might be the case here?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Niyaz - no idea really and that’s why we hav3 to check it’s ok

  80. 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?

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  81. Comment by Shane posted on

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

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  82. 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

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      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

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        Comment by Graham Cope posted on

        FC57295 Ref MB/16562. We have had a response this morning from Brown & Co, who tell me they have made the further amendments and and have reuploaded, so hopefully now you should be able to complete the registration. Look forward to hearing from you . Thanks Graham

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  83. Comment by AnnaL posted on

    Hi Adam, Desperation!

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  84. 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

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      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

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          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

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  85. 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

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  86. 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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  87. 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

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  88. 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?

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      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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  89. 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

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      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

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  90. 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

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      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

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        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

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  91. 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

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        Comment by naveen sharma posted on

        Dear Adam,

        Thank you for replying. The solicitor is asking a serious amount of money to request an expedition to land Registry, that is the reason I have been asked to contact your department here. 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 - 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

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            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

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            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

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            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.

  92. 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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jason - reads as if no application was received. What’s the title number?

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  93. Comment by jason andrews posted on

    hi sorry I didn't notice id missed that out its ex787993

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  94. Comment by jason andrews posted on

    ex787993 can I also ask you the recorded date you have for 1st ever registration.
    I have lived here for 12 years now but I only received my deeds the end of September 19 up until last year I was none the wiser that my so called neighbour had moved the fence 30ft inwards for the total length of 360 metres although ive only 100ft of fence and the rest of the side is open I want to take back my land but have no money to use solicitors hence why I applied for alteration of title once its confirmed that the land is mine I will deal with my neighbour myself I am confident the neighbours delibratley and falsly claimed land that's mine due to the last owner having a fire which meant the house was rebuilt in the late 90's and the neighbours have assumed from what they have said to me that ive no deeds ha ha. for 2 years I searched and in September 2019 I located the originals that had not been released by sellers solicitors and had not been passed to myself or my then solicitors. although you seem to have them listed from conversations ive had with members of land registry and was told they are fire damaged well they are however there nowhere near as bad as I had been told. its my 1st property and didn't know anything about houses id lived at home all my life and assumed my solicitors had everything to find they had never requested them. please help 07765298123

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  95. Comment by jason andrews posted on

    I see you replied to my previous message and not the latest message relating to when my property was 1st registered
    also do I just resend the forms explaining ive spoken to some via here to find you've not received them

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Jason - just reapply. I didn’t think there was anything to reply to re your other message. You’ve been 8n contact before and I assume your application is in response to that.
      These are blog articles so not designed for handling such enquiries. If you feel more is required and in addition to the application itself, then I’d suggest raising it through the previous channel used or use our contact form
      https://help.landregistry.gov.uk/app/contactus_general

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  96. Comment by jason andrews posted on

    many thanks and sorry I assumed this was the way we contact land reg in the current situation with corona virus thanks again

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  97. 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

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      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

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  98. 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

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      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

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        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.

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  99. 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

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      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

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  100. Comment by Graham Cope posted on

    Adam,
    FC57295 MB/16562. Please can you update me on the situation. I believe Brown & Co have amended and returned everything to you, as of 13.05.2020. Please can you confirm you have everything you need and how is this all progressing. Any signs of completion please? Many thanks Graham

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Graham - they submitted more information in the 12th. We went back to them on the 13th but no reply as yet I’m afraid

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  101. Comment by Graham Cope posted on

    FC57295 MB/1656 Please can you recheck.
    The response I had from Brown & Co on 13/05/20-20 was " The amendments have been made and reuploaded by my colleague so hopefully they should now be able to complete the registration. "
    I have also asked them to recheck as well. Thank you Graham

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  102. Comment by Graham Cope posted on

    FC57295 MB/16562
    The response I have had from Brown & Co this morning 18.05.2020 is as follows:
    " The Lease was uploaded with the amendment to the Lease on the same day. I will need to liaise with Land registry again as this was done through their portal as usual."

    Adam, as usual I look forward to your help!
    Thanks Graham

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  103. Comment by Graham Cope posted on

    FC 57295 MB/16562
    Brown & Co have REsubmitted everything as of 18.05.2020 at 11.14am it so this has been done twice now. They have asked me to inform you , as replies to their enquiries can take up to a week.
    Many thanks once more.
    Graham

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Graham - noted but the communication of 13th was asking for a confirmation of certain detail rather than a need to resubmit anything. Hopefully they have done as asked as I can see they’ve sent more today.
      That will be referred to the caseworker to consider ASAP as the expedition is still in play.

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  104. Comment by Graham Cope posted on

    Adam, Please check exactly what was asked as this is the reply I have jsut had from Brown & CO
    " That is not correct they said that they required LR14 of the Lease to be amended to include your request to retain the property as tenants in common! "
    Brown & Co do not understand what confirmation of certain detail you are requiring.
    Are you able to inform me of the certain detail that you are trying to obtain so I can make sure that it is definitely sent back to you.
    Thanks again Graham

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Graham - I can’t check further now as it’s been completed. Presumably the conveyancer/caseworker sorted it between them

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        Comment by Graham Cope posted on

        Completed?? All done?? Is this a yes? I can't believe it if it is true? Thanks Graham

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  105. 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

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  106. Comment by Adrian posted on

    Sorry, the reference is SYK677908

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      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

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        Comment by Adrian posted on

        Hi Adam,

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

        Many Thanks

        Adrian

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          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

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            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

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            Comment by Adrian Robert Humphrey posted on

            Hi Adam,

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

            Adrian

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Adrian - the application was completed yesterday afternoon

  107. 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

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  108. 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

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      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

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        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

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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  109. 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 ???

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      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.

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  110. 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.

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      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

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        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.

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          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

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            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.

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            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.

  111. 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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        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.

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          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

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            Comment by Louise Child posted on

            Adam, I'll try and get it today

  112. Comment by Samia Hussain posted on

    Hi Adam,
    I am having a property remortgaged my solicitors have applied to have my partner added to the register,the address is number 14, title register number is SF 138 029. Post code is ST34 RQ, We a purchasing a further property and matters are currently delayed because of this. I would be grateful if you could check if this has been actioned and if possible let me know how long it will take. I appreciate you are probably very busy at the moment.I just don't want the deal to fall through.
    Kind Regards
    Sam

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  113. Comment by Samia Hussain posted on

    Hi Adam,
    Thank you for your response, I have spoken to my solicitors they have submitted a expedition request. Could you please confirm that this has been recieved. I just don't want the deal to fall through, it's a very stressful time for me . Could you please advise on approximately how long it could take. I really appreciate your efforts.
    Kind Regards
    Sam

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Samia - they have not as yet. Please refer them to the linked guidance and the use of portal/Application enquiry

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        Comment by Samia Hussain posted on

        Dear Adam,
        Thank you for your earlier response. I understand the request to expedite was submitted and an acknowledgement sent to my solictors. Could you please confirm if the application has now been processed. If not I would be grateful if you could provide an estimate of how long this will take.
        Thank you
        Sam

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Samia - it has been expedited and we have had to contact the conveyancer for more. We are waiting for their response to our request of the 22nd

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            Comment by Samia hussain posted on

            Dear Adam,
            Thank you for your prompt response, I have this morning spoken to my conveyancing Solicitors whom have confirmed that other than the acknowledgement of the request to expedite the application they have not recieved any request from yourselves, could you please look into this as I am concerned that the matter maybe delayed owing to a miscommunication. I look forward to hearing from you so that I can revert back to my solicitors should I need to and hopefully the matter could be progressed swiftly. Thank you for your time and efforts.
            Many thanks

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Samia - if the requisition was raised on the 22nd then it may not have arrived with them as yet. The 22nd was a Friday. Post is 2nd class. So I doubt if it is miscommunication but simply the fact that it has not been delivered as yet as bank holiday impact also

  114. 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

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  115. 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

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

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

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        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.

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          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

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            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.

  116. Comment by Amanda Kay posted on

    Hello,

    My partner and I accepted an offer on our house in January and need to process a first registration. We have been waiting a few months, and so our solicitor also expedited the application on the 7th of May as we’re all planning to move by the 2nd of July. Can you let me know the status of our application please as we’re very worried about the repercussions for the sale.

    The title number is SGL812304 and the reference is AAC6510.

    Many thanks for your time,
    Amanda

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amanda - we still have the application and it’s waiting to be processed. I’ll flag it with colleagues.
      Covid 19 has had a very significant impact on first registrations especially as they rely on paper deeds/access to offices and as you will appreciate that is very limited and difficult at present.
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#contents
      There’s no record I can see if any request to expedite it in early May. The solicitors contacted us on 15th May and got an auto response re delays. They then replied to request expedition but didn’t provide any required documentary evidence so their request was refused.
      I note you’ve also emailed us on 19th May and you also got an auto response but you’ve not replied to that. To date it’s not been expedited as a result

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  117. Comment by Amanda Kay posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the quick and thorough reply.

    I’ve checked my email but the only response I received was to tell me there would be delays and that I could expedite if necessary (which I thought had already happened via the solicitor). I hadn’t realised that had not gone through. I’ll put in another request to expedite it now. What are the documents I would need to send across please?

    Best wishes,
    Amanda

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Amanda - as I’ve now flagged it there’s no need to respond further this time. If you wish to add to the record then you may by attaching a copy of the memorandum of sale for example

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  118. 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.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Rowan - is that the correct title number?

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        Comment by Rowan posted on

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

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          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.

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  119. Comment by Andy posted on

    I am in the middle of buying a property and there is an old charge on the property we are buying that needs to be removed from an old mortgage that was never discharged. I was told this was in hand a few months ago and I have a buyer on the other side who is ready to exchange on the sale of our place and is getting impatient as this is taking so long. We will have to pull out and collapse the chain if this isn't sorted in the next week or so. What are your timescales for this right now?

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  120. Comment by Andy posted on

    Thanks for the reply. Can I ask significant delays on top of what normal timescale? If your normal timescale is 3 months AND there are delays then I need to consider my options.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Andy - normal timescales refer to an average of 2 weeks to update the register. But that’s an average only. You refer to removal of a charge so that can be fairly routine but if it’s taken this long I assume it’s not. For example if we have to ask for more that can add an extra 4-6 weeks depend8ng in how quickly more is provided. If we have to run wider checks then that can add a further 3 weeks. And Covid 19 impact could delay all of that by even longer.
      If you have any specifics you are happy to share such as title number then I’m happy to try and be more accurate but if not then in general terms it’s likely to be a while yet as mentioned

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        Comment by Andy posted on

        Thanks again, title number is BK27547

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Andy - we have the application still and its expedited but we’ve contacted the applicant for more on 20th May. As soon as we have that and it’s matched with the application it should be completed. If you need more details then I’d suggest you contact the applicant

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            Comment by Andy posted on

            I have now contacted them, they have not been asked for anything. Can you ensure someone gets in contact with them today to tell them what need to provide please. We are about to lose out on the transaction if this is not sorted and it has now become urgent.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Andy - the documents were submitted by a private individual. We wrote to them on the 20th but I suspect it won’t have been put in post until the 21st. That is probably why they have not received it as yet.
            We only have a postal address for them so have no other means of contacting them
            We would not normally share the specific details with you as a third party but we require a completed form DS2 from them. As you are in touch perhaps you can inform them. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cancel-entries-relating-to-a-charge-registration-ds2

  121. 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

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      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

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        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?

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          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

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  122. Comment by neil stephens posted on

    Hi Adam, I am purchasing a property and the vendor is waiting on a visit from a LR Surveyor to inspect the boundary due to a dispute with the LA. The vendor has been told that your surveyors (Wales) are on lockdown and cannot visit the property. The property in question is very large and the boundaries are well away from the residential dwelling. Surely the surveyor could visit alone, whilst the vendor stayed inside the house, just to survey the boundary and then any questions can be done after over the phone? This is holding up the purchase and we are close to loosing the mortgage. The address of the property is Ty Carreg, Penybryn Road, Penrhiwceiber, Mountain Ash CF45 3SJ and the vendors surname is Bolton. Many thanks for your help as we are completely stuck on what to do.

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  123. Comment by Andy posted on

    Adam, I let them know yesterday, they called you today as you closed at 12 yesterday and they have been advised the letter and form will be emailed to them so they can email it back as soon as they complete it. Can you please ensure your team email it to them today so they can get it back to you. We stand to lose our buyer on Friday if we cannot get this charge removed by then. We all really need your haste on this at this time.

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  124. Comment by Wajid posted on

    Hi Adam,

    Enquiry reference: 200506-000213 Application reference: Title number: SGL582031

    I have requested the removal of Unilateral and Beneficiary charges related to same transaction.
    Could this be expedited. I need to raise some capital from my property to buy a commercial property.
    The delay is causing me considerable anxiety that I may lose out on the purchase of the property from where I operate a business at the moment as short lease holder.
    The delay could cause me my livelihood.

    Thanks.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Wajid - you can request expedition using our contact form https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

      Just make sure you reply to the auto reply and attach documentary evidence to confirm the urgency

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        Comment by Wajid posted on

        AdamH,

        Many thanks for prompt response.
        I have tried to fill the online form.

        It is requesting HMLR reference (7 digit)
        Where to find that number!! I checked Register entry, which i ordered earlier, but there is no such reference.
        The Title Number is SGL582031 . Please guide me how and where can I find HMLR 7 digit reference.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Wajid - use S690NKR

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            Comment by Courtenay posted on

            Hi adam,
            We are having a issue with the land registry atm which is holding up a chain of 3 buyers. We have a restriction on our house and the company has given the land registry all the details however this restriction was meant to be cleared weeks ago. Can you tell me when restrictions will be lifted, as we are afraid someone may pull out of the chain.
            When will we\our solicitor be able to may contact with someone at the land registry to find this information out?

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Courtenay - understood so please refer to the linked guidance re expedition

  125. 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

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  126. Comment by Giorgia posted on

    Hello,

    I am hoping you will be able to help with a piece of land sold from 2 Station Cottages, YO8 8QL. We have had an offer accepted on a house in January and were due to move in April. This was then delayed and we were due to move on May 11th. The application for the sale of this land was submitted to the Land Registry on 20th March. We were not told that there were delays on it until after May 11th. Then an expediate was applied for on 15th May. We have heard nothing since and wondered if you could update is on the process and let us know when the application would be processed? It is putting us in a really difficult position and we need to move asap. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Giorgia- we have an application from 20th March but it’s not been expedited. The lodging conveyancer should use their secure portal to submit the request and documentary evidence.
      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-impact-on-hm-land-registrys-services#expedite-an-application

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        Comment by Giorgia Bromley posted on

        Hi Adam,
        Thank you for getting back to me. That is really disappointing and shocking to hear! Do you know if it due to be processed any time soon without the expediate or would you advise applying for one? We just need the quickest way possible because it is the only thing left to do before we can exchange and complete. Thank you for your help.

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Giorgia - the conveyancer needs to request expedition. Without it then the wait will be several weeks at least

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  127. 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?

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  128. Comment by Courtenay bright posted on

    Hi adam,

    Following on from your comment, we have tried to do this through the company the restriction is with to the land registry however it was declined. What else can we do as we dont want the chain to fall through and end up losing out on the buy/sell of property's.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Courtenay - why was it declined? Usually it’s because they haven’t supplied documentary evidence to confirm the urgency e.g. memorandum of sale
      Suggest whoever’s title it affects makes the request and lodges the evidence

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  129. Comment by courtenay bright posted on

    Yes we didnt have the evidence but will just have to speak with the solicitor and see if there any evidence we can do. Are they working at the minute to clear restrictions? And can you suggest anything else we can do?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Courtenay - it’s an application like any other. What’s the title number involved please?

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  130. Comment by courtenay bright posted on

    Thanks the title number is? S990NHR.

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Courtenay - many thanks. That’s the case reference number and that shows that the application has been processed. However we are completing wider checks. One if those involves contacting the restrictioner direct. We’ve done that and await their reply.

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        Comment by courtenay bright posted on

        Hi, please can you let me the date you asked the company for more information. So we have this information when speaking with the company.
        Thanks

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        Comment by courtenay bright posted on

        Hi adam,

        The company are saying it is removed and given us a reference of: F635JKR. Please could you look into this for me.

        Thanks

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          Comment by AdamH posted on

          Courtenay - that’s a previous case reference

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            Comment by courtenay bright posted on

            Hi adam,

            Thank you, we have tried to contact the company in relation to this.

  131. Comment by Dee posted on

    Hi,

    We’re currently in the process of buying number 6, NE32 3UF.

    An update to the title plan regarding parking is required. We have been waiting almost 6 weeks now and I’m led to believe this has been expedited as its holding up the sale. We have heard nothing. Could you provide me with an update?

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      Comment by AdamH posted on

      Dee - there is an application lodged on 21st April. I’ll flag it with colleagues to see if it can be progressed. That may take a few days

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        Comment by Dee posted on

        Thanks Adam.
        Has it been expedited?

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          Dee - it hadn’t been but will be now. Unfortunately they requested it on lodgement so that won’t have been picked up due to Covid 19. However they didn’t lodge supporting evidence of the urgency so if it had the request would have been rejected. But with your contact added to the mix I can flag it with colleagues to move it on.

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            Comment by Dee posted on

            Great, thanks again Adam.
            Is it worth me getting the vendors solicitor to expedite it now or will it be dealt with ASAP now I’ve flagged it up?
            It’s urgent that this is dealt with ASAP that’s all as it’s the only thing holding up the sale and our mortgage offer will run out soon.

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            Comment by AdamH posted on

            Dee - as I’ve flagged it then no need. Just need to give us time to process it now

  132. Comment by Patricia Chaldecott posted on

    Hello, I am awaiting an API to be completed before we can exchange and complete on the purchase of it. The request was filed on 19/03/20 and this is the HM Land Registry reference: V209MJR

    Is it possible to let me know what the current status of this is as everyone in the chain is becoming increasingly concerned about the delays and someone dropping out. Can it be expedited?

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  133. Comment by Dee posted on

    Excellent. Thanks for your help Adam.

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  134. Comment by Chaldecott Patricia posted on

    Thank you, anything you can do to help will be much appreciated.

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