All land and property ownership in England and Wales is subject to a system of registration at HM Land Registry. Land registration confers benefits and safeguards to property owners and you may take advantage of these by applying voluntarily to have your title registered.
Currently you need to keep your deeds safely and have to use these to ‘prove’ your title. Each individual document is important. If the deeds are lost or are incomplete in any way then this can cause difficulties, delays and expense. Registration simplifies this for you, and provides you with certainty and security.
If you register your title:
HM Land Registry offers a 25% discount on their usual fees, for a voluntary registration based on the value of your property as follows**:
|Value £||Fee £|
|1 mil +||680|
Need more information ?
For more information, or to instruct us to apply to HM Land Registry for the registration of your title please speak to your usual Wards Solicitors contact, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Land Registry website
** Correct at 14.2.18
This guide is not intended to be definitive or to act as a substitute for legal advice.
Wards Solicitors remains very much open for business despite the new restrictions. We are still able to take on new cases.
However, we are no longer able to arrange face to face meetings with clients except in a very few individual and emergency cases. The doors to our offices are locked in accordance with government advice. We are however available for video call and telephone meetings.
If you have documents for us, including for ID certification, please deliver them to our letterbox at the office handling your case.
How to get in touch:
A list of our 11 branches is available here. Our telephones lines are operating as normal behind closed doors
We look forward to hearing from you.