There are many circumstances in which you may find that you need to prove your ownership of your property. With a “Registered” property this can be dealt with online and in minutes, whereas “Unregistered” property could entail taking a bundle of physical deeds (once you have obtained them from your solicitor or bank) to whoever needed that proof. This sometimes incurs the additional expense of a solicitor who would approved and check the deeds.
How long will it take?
We would expect to submit papers to the Land Registry within a week of taking your instructions. First Registrations can take several months, depending on how busy the Land Registry are. If particular applications are urgent, we can communicate that to them - they are normally cooperative if they see the request as reasonable.
Our work will be charged at a fixed fee of £300 including VAT.
There will be additional fees charged by the Land Registry for dealing with this which will be determined by the current market value of your property. A typical example is a property worth £270,000 would attract total Land Registry fees of £280.
Where we engage, but issues beyond those covered in this product description arise, we will be willing at extra charge to pursue these as far as we can. We cannot guarantee to overcome every issue, so successful completion of your transaction cannot be assured - we can only promise that you will get the best possible service.
Unlike the other products sold on our website, this product will normally require us to check the identity of our client in accordance with the Money Laundry Regulations; therefore the first matter to which we shall have to attend after you purchase this product will be identity documents – and we are not likely to be willing to undertake any substantial step in the transaction until identity documents have been satisfactorily produced.
Our fee applies regardless of how much work we actually do. In some cases this may mean we’ll get relatively better paid for doing less work than in other cases, in which the fixed fee will barely cover our costs. This is simply the nature of the mutual gamble between a solicitor and their client when they fix a fee.
More detail of all these matters will be outlined in our retainer letter which you will be able to review before you engage us, after pressing the “Buy” button on the website.
If you have any questions or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.