The ‘First Registration of Land’ is the process in which land or a property that is not registered with HM Land Registry
becomes registered with them. When registered, the Land Registry assigns a specific ‘title number’ to the property, generates a plan of the property and then looks after the record of future ownership changes, overages, mortgages, easements, or leases.
There are many circumstances in which all unregistered property or land must be registered with the land registry. These include:
When a purchase of a property is completed
Property is inherited or gifted
One property is exchanged for another
A leasehold property is transferred (normally required if there are 7 or more years left on the leasehold)
A new leasehold is agreed
The creation of a first legal mortgage on the property
If you are looking at registering a property with the land registry, Avery Walters land purchase solicitors can help. Call us today for a free initial consultation with our conveyancing solicitor team.
Contact our licensed conveyancing solicitors by calling our Leeds law firm on 0113 200 7480 or Harrogate law firm on 01423 564551. We are ready to help you with the first registration of land.