How Do You Register Your Property with the Land Registry?

If you’ve recently bought a new home read on, as this week Prestige Tax and Trust Services asks; how do you register your property with the Land Registry?

The Process of Buying a Home

The process of buying a new home is long and complex. Part of this complex process requires you to register the property in your name with the Land Registry.

When you have bought, been given, inherited, received in exchange for land/another property or mortgaged a property, there is a legal requirement to register it with the Land Registry.

How to Register Your Property for the First Time

To register your property with the Land Registry, you will need to know how to go about it. It depends on whether the property has been registered before. Before you do anything, search the register to see if your new property has been registered before. If it hasn’t, you need to:

  • If not already in the deeds, prepare a scale plan showing where the land is outlined.
  • Determine the correct registration fee for your property, depending on it’s value.
  • If you’ve paid Stamp Duty, you’ll need to send a Land Transaction Return.

Registering a Registered Property

If the property has already been registered, then you need to transfer ownership. To do so you must:

  • If you are a private individual, fill out a proof of identity form.
  • Do as above; find the fee, find your nearest Land Registry and send all relevant documents, forms and fees.

Let Prestige Tax and Trust Services Lend a Helping Hand

Once this process is completed, your home will be registered with the Land Registry. If you need help to ensure you complete this process within legal parameters, come to Prestige and Tax Services. We have a team with the legal expertise you need to register your property with the Land Registry.

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