HMLR practice guide

Updated practice guides: PG73, PG50, PG27, PG6 and PG62

Statements of truth (PG73)

Page summary:
Information about the use of statements of truth in support of applications to HM Land Registry (practice guide 73).

Change made:
Section 2 has been amended to highlight that the statement of truth forms ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4 and ST5 should not be used for any application type other than the one it is designed for.

Time updated:
6:00am, 25 September 2023

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 2 has been amended to advise how to send a document in reply to a requisition for our customers who are not Business e-services customers.

Time updated:
6:00am, 25 September 2023

The leasehold reform legislation (PG27)

Page summary:
Advice for conveyancers on the land registration aspects of the exercise of rights under leasehold reform legislations (practice guide 27).

Change made:
Section 7 has been amended following a review of our practice. We will now accept certificates given by Right to Manage companies in most circumstances.

Time updated:
6:00am, 25 September 2023

Devolution on the death of a registered proprietor (PG6)

Page summary:
What to do following the death of a joint, sole or last surviving proprietor of a registered estate, charge or mortgage (practice guide 6).

Change made:
Section 5 has been updated to reflect current practice where it appears from the application that the property being registered may be subject to a charge for inheritance tax.

Time updated:
6:00am, 25 September 2023

Easements (PG62)

Page summary:
Guidance about the registration of easements under the Land Registration Act 2002. Aimed at conveyancers (practice guide 62).

Change made:
Section 12.2.1 has been amended to clarify that interested parties to a deed of release of easements where the dominant land comprises both leasehold and freehold titles will include both the leaseholder and the freeholder where the lease has the benefit of the easement.

Time updated:
6:00am, 25 September 2023

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