Deeds registration

Is your property not yet registered at the Land Registry? Worried about losing the deeds?

More than 30 percent of land in England and Wales is still owned by people who have their ownership recorded by a multitude of historical deeds potentially at risk of theft, destruction or loss. Could this be you?

The remaining 70 percent of land belongs to people who have 'registered' their deeds with the Land Registry, which have been replaced by computerised records held centrally at the Land Registry, and which are guaranteed by the Government.

You can immediately see the attraction of registration.

If your deeds remain unregistered, then voluntary registration has numerous benefits:

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  • Registration means there is a central Government backed record of your deeds which you can never 'lose' as you can with unregistered deeds.
  • Chancel Repair liability will not bind Registered Land if it is not recorded against the title by October 2013.
  • Registration helps to protect land from encroachment by neighbours.
  • It enables you to identify your landholdings and simplify your deeds - making ongoing management easier.
  • It provides simpler access to your land ownership details in the future - this is useful when it comes to selling or should anyone else make a claim.
  • We anticipate over the next few years the Government will introduce 'electronic conveyancing' and this will only be possible with registered land. Being unregistered will cause delay.
  • It consolidates and stores relevant information in one place.
  • Potential buyers increasingly expect land to be registered before buying.
  • Even if you have lost your unregistered deeds or have difficulty proving your land ownership, you may still be able to register your land.
  • It incurs a one-off cost that brings savings in the longer-term.
  • There is a 25 percent fee discount for all voluntary registration applications.
  • It is not as expensive as clients may think. The fee is based on the value of land, so the cost could range from as little as £60 for land worth up to £50.000 to £690 for land worth over £1 million.
  • Land Registry aim to make the process of voluntary registration as straightforward as possible.

We can handle the process for you. 

Simply contact a member of the Team to discuss/

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No hidden charges. Ever!

Meet the team

Mark Daniels
Partner & Head of Residential Property Poole
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339007
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Residential Property
Tim Higham
Partner & Head of Residential Property Group
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426985
07917 756 132
Residential Property
Katie Bickerstaff
Associate
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339037
Residential Property
Holly Dennis
Associate
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426974
Residential Property
Halina Tomlinson
Senior Associate & Head of Residential Property Team Southampton
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0481
07500 935696
Residential Property
Michele White
Associate
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0450
Residential Property
Mariana Crawford
Solicitor
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426916
Residential Property
Julie Culverhouse
Solicitor
Residential Property
Southampton
02380 820476
Residential Property
Peter Hawker
Solicitor
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339042
Residential Property
Laura Russell
Solicitor
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0528
Residential Property
Lyn James
Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339029
Residential Property
Jon Laidler
Senior Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Salisbury
023 8082 0481
07881 343969
Residential Property
Natasha Neal
Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426939
Residential Property
Jack Newton
Conveyancing Assistant
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426978
Residential Property
Catherine Duthie
Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0459
Residential Property
Lydia Bendle
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
02380 820 509
Residential Property
Hannah Forrest
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426926
Residential Property
Nichola Gurd
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0540
Residential Property
Katie Healey
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0497
Residential Property
Jennifer Merrington
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339043
Residential Property
Sarah Miller
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0471
Residential Property
Harriet Newell
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426968
Residential Property
Rebecca Ormsby
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426919
Residential Property
Louise Robbins
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339047
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Sonia Silman
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339018
Residential Property
Carole Stevens
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339 026
Residential Property
Anna Taylor
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 338550
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Jane Usher
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426944
Residential Property

First person - Property

Tim Higham