The registration of land and property was created back in 1925 and is now compulsory when buying a property or piece of land. However, it is still common, particularly throughout the North West region, for land to be unregistered. Our Residential Property Solicitors can help you through the land registry first registration process to provide you with the title to the land.
Why should you register land?
The Land Registry encourages registration of title voluntarily by offering a reduced fee for such applications; the fee being assessed on the value of the property.
There are many advantages to registering title to land/property, such as:
- Once registered, title to the property is guaranteed by the government;
- Registration provides a certain amount of protection against claims for adverse possession by third parties;
- The risk of lost or destroyed deeds is eliminated as they are held electronically at the Land Registry;
- Title to the property is easy to prove, as all registered titles can be viewed electronically. This makes any future sales, transfers of ownership or re-mortgages easier, quicker and more straightforward.
How can SAS Daniels help you with the Land Registry first registration?
If you are wanting to voluntarily register a property or land, our dedicated Residential Property and Conveyancing team can advise you on the process of registering land and prepare an application for registration on your behalf.
If you are buying an unregistered property, transferring the ownership or have inherited an unregistered property then registration is compulsory. Our conveyancers will process this registration for you as part of the conveyancing process.
Our dedicated team have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to registering land and will ensure that all documents are in order to provide you with a title to the land and avoid any delays in the conveyancing process when purchasing a property.