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HMLR practice guide updates: November 2022

HM Land Registry practice guide updates for November 2022 (PG12, PG11, PG67, PG80, PG50, PG63, PG14).

Official searches (PG12)

Page summary:
How to make an official search and information on their purpose and effect (practice guide 12).

Change made:
Sections 5.3 and 5.4.5 have been amended to reflect our updated procedures for applications lodged orally.

Inspection and application for official copies (PG11)

Page summary:
How to apply to inspect or obtain official copies of leases and charges referred to in the register (practice guide 11).

Change made:
Section 8 has been amended with our updated requirements for personal inspection.

Evidence of identity (PG67)

Page summary:
This guide explains when evidence of identity is required and how it should be given. It is aimed at conveyancers (practice guide 67).

Change made:
The guide has been amended because of the merging of practice guide 67a (temporary changes to HM Land Registry’s evidence of identity requirements) into this guide.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): useful information for conveyancers (PG80)

Page summary:
Information about pre-existing and new practice of particular relevance in the current circumstances (practice guide 80).

Change made:
Section 2.6 has been removed and incorporated into practice guide 67: evidence of identity.

Requisition and cancellation procedures (PG50)

Page summary:
Advice on how to avoid requisitions on applications and our procedures where they do need to be raised (practice guide 50).

Change made:
Section 5.1 has been amended to remove reference to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as they are no longer applicable.

Land charges: registration, official search, office copy and cancellation (PG63)

Page summary:
Information about HM Land Registry Land Charges Department: applications for registration, official search, office copy and cancellation (practice guide 63)

Change made:
Sections 6.1.2, 6.2.5 and 7 have been amended to include an updated link and procedures for those who wish to lodge their application in person at the Plymouth Office.

Charities: advice for applications sent to HM Land Registry (PG14)

Page summary:
Advice about applications to be sent to HM Land Registry to register transactions involving charities (practice guide 14).

Change made:
Section 9 has been updated to take account of the Cathedrals Measure 2021.

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