When looking to complete the first registration of land, there are a number of steps that must be taken. These required steps are:
Make sure the property or land has not already been registered. You can do this by searching the land register online. Please note, there is a charge for using this service
Apply to the Land Charges Department to search against previous owners since 1925. This is to check they have no charges against the property. Complete this form and send it by post, along with the fee
Complete the application form for the first registration of land. This form is called FR1
Prepare a scale plan of the outline of the land (if this is not shown in the deeds)
Get the forms you need and ensure that you complete two copies of the list of documents form, which is called DL
Send all the completed forms, documents and payment to the Land Registry.
There are some additional forms needed if you bought an unregistered property or if you inherited it from someone. Our land solicitors at Avery Walters Conveyancing Solicitors Leeds can help ensure you complete and submit the correct forms.
As it’s important to get your submission correct the first time, you may prefer to get one of our Leeds Conveyancing Solicitors to complete the first registration for you, in order to remove any potential mistakes which will delay the purchase process, which could have an impact on exchange and completion dates.