How Do You Register Land?


Quick Answer

To register land, submit all documents and deeds associated with the property. Appropriate documentation includes conveyances, transfers, grants of probate and anything else from which the Land Registry can infer title. If the property is leasehold, submit a copy of the lease as well.

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A Root of Title document is the original conveyance that includes any restrictions or rights regarding the property. This enables the Land Registry to trace the original purchase to the current owner's purchase. It is pertinent to locate this conveyance and each of the subsequent conveyances, transfers or grants of probate to which it refers. Additionally, an Epitome of Title lists all the deeds regarding the property in date order beginning with the Root of Title. Root of Title also includes a plan of the land.

After all documentation has been collected, the person registering the land needs to download and complete a FR1 on the Land Registry website. Any payment is also required. The Land Registry website and local office have an up-to-date list of fees.

After registration, the Land Registry advises the applicant if they require further documentation or if the registration was successful. The registry then sends send a copy of the Registered Title. It is important to review the details carefully, such as the spelling of any names, the location of the property and the correct dates. This information is critical if the property is sold in the future.

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