Our solicitors are experienced in registering title deeds to The Land Registry as part of a comprehensive conveyancing service. We keep the process simple and straightforward on your behalf.
What is The Land Registry?
The Land Registry is a digital register and department of the UK Government that contains the historical ownership details of properties and land in England and Wales. As of 1990, any transfer of land or property ownership must be registered to The Land Registry, whether it is bought, sold, gifted or mortgaged. This makes registering your deeds an essential part of the conveyancing process.
Why register your deeds to The Land Registry?
30% of land in England and Wales is currently unregistered with The Land Registry. If your property or land is unregistered, it means that there is no back up records verifying your ownership of land or property other than historical paper deeds. If you lose or damage your paper deeds, then this can cause difficulties if you plan to sell, making the process less straightforward and more costly.
Registering your property with The Land Registry stores all this data securely on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about looking after the deeds yourself. There are also a number of other benefits to voluntarily registering your property or land:
- It makes the conveyancing process quicker, easier and less costly, as solicitors will not need to review old and lengthy title deeds to establish ownership.
- Prevents the risk of fraud that can occur from copying or withholding title deeds.
- Voluntarily registering your land offers a discounted rate in comparison to compulsory first registration.
How our conveyancing solicitors can help
We have one of the largest residential property teams in the South, with a team of highly experienced conveyancing solicitors experienced in registering all types of land and property to The Land Registry. If you need to register your property, contact our team today on 0800 2800 421, or request a callback using our quick contact form. We cover the entire UK property market, but have offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester & London for your convenience.