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First Registration

Registration of title to land was created back in 1925. Registration of land was phased in by area of the years and so unregistered land is still common, particularly throughout the North West region.

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. We can prepare an application for registration on your behalf.

There are many advantages to registering title to property:

  • 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;
  • Title to the property is easy to prove, as all registered titles can be viewed electronically. This makes any future sales, transfers or re-mortgages easier, quicker and more straightforward.

For further information in relation to registering title, please contact a member of our Residential Property team.