Usually, when you come into possession of land or property, you will need to formally register it under your name. You must register land or property in the following circumstances:
- If it is sold to you
- If it is given to you or you take ownership from someone else (through inheritance or transfer of equity)
- If you lease it and there are seven or more years remaining on the lease
By registering your land or property with the Land Registry you will obtain:
- Legal proof of ownership
- Protection should someone try to make a claim on your land
- Security in knowing your deeds and registration are safe and easily accessible
- Flexibility in making changes to ownership;
- Simplicity: future conveyancing and other transactions will be straightforward and have the potential to be cheaper
The fees associated with first registration of land can vary from case to case, depending on the value of your property. However if you register your land or property voluntarily, for the first time, you could receive a discount.
Why Legal Advice Is Invaluable When Registering Land Or Property
At certain points in our private and professional lives we will require the guidance of a good lawyer. Whether it is to ensure we make the right decisions or to protect the interests of ourselves and our loved ones, when it comes to dealing with the law, specialist support is essential.
While you can register land or property yourself, working with a skilled professional such as a conveyancer will protect you against any unforeseen complications and eliminate risk. You may also find that associated professionals, such as your mortgage provider, insist that you enlist the assistance of an expert.
While the Land Registry can’t provide legal guidance or advice on applications, the Land Registry website is a useful source for further information
Work With Experts In The First Registration Of Land & Property
As one of the UK’s leading law firms, we have the expertise and experience to make your application straightforward and hassle free. Offering expert legal assistance tailored to suit each individual case; we provide simple and practical advice and are committed to achieving the best results for our clients.
Our talented and friendly specialists will work hard on your behalf to make your registration as smooth as possible, for an affordable fixed fee.
We can provide regular updates via text and email, so you will always be kept up-to-date on our progress, in clear easy-to-understand terms. This service means there’s no need for you to come into our office as we can handle everything by email or by post.
Contact Us For More Information On Registering Land
To discuss your circumstances and to see how we can help, call our expert team on 0370 1500 100 or complete our online enquiry form.