Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Land Registry Applications - Room for Improvement

I sometimes come across lawyers complaining about how long it takes the Land Registry to register title.

According to Andrew Robertson, Head of Customer Policy at the Land Registry responding to a comment on a blog entitled ‘Opening our conveyancer data’ commented  ‘... we aren't able to process in the region of 40% of the applications we have pending because we're waiting for something else to be provided or done before they can proceed’.

The top 5 reasons for requisition are as follows:

1. Restrictions (20%) - consents or certificates needed to satisfy the terms of restrictions on the register
2. Discharges (13%) - discharge of charge evidence needed
3. Variations and discrepancies in names (11%)
4. Signing and witnessing of deeds (6%)

5. Identity verification issues (3%)

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