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HMLR – requisition resources

February 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR reports that in 2023 it sent almost a million requisitions, 70% of which came down to around 30 specific issues. None involved a certificate or consent, but collectively they took a huge amount of time and money to resolve. HMLR has created ten short videos designed to help firms lodge complete and correct applications. …

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HMLR – PG67

February 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR has updated sections 3.1 and 8.4 of PG67 (evidence of identity) to make it clear that CLC-regulated licensed probate practitioners can now verify identity on forms ID1 and ID2. HMLR has agreed with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) that CLC-regulated licensed probate practitioners can verify identity even though they may not be conveyancers …

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HMLR – PG9

February 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR has updated PG9 (powers of attorney and registered land). Section 7 has been amended as a result of the Powers of Attorney Act 2023. HMLR will now accept a copy of a power of attorney if it has been certified by a chartered legal executive. Source: www.gov.uk.

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HMLR – PG28

February 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR has updated section 2.5 of PG9 (extension of leases). Section 2.5 relates to deeds of substituted security and has been updated to confirm that where the borrower is a company, HMLR will add a note to the register entry if evidence of registration at Companies House is not provided with the application. This brings …

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HMLR – tie up with lenders

February 2024 | Conveyancing

On 16 January 2024 HMLR announced that it is working with mortgage lenders to ensure they will no longer need to chase conveyancers for updates on the status of their HMLR applications. In a new pilot, HMLR will provide ten of the top mortgage lenders with data on the progress of their applications directly. The …

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HMLR – PG1

December 2023/January 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR has updated PG1 (first registrations). Section 5.4 has been amended to reflect a change to HMLR practice regarding the evidence required for first registrations based on assents. Section 5.4 now reads: ‘Under section 36(7) of the Administration of Estates Act 1925, a purchaser may accept an assent by a personal representative in respect of …

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HMLR – first registration checklist

December 2023/January 2024 | Conveyancing

This seems like an appropriate point to remind practitioners of HMLR’s checklist for first registration: Make sure that you have: lodged a completed Form FR1; lodged original documents, where required under rule 24 Land Registration Rules 2003 and listed them on form DL – see practice guide 1, section on acceptance of certified copy deeds; …

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HMLR – PG50

December 2023/January 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR has updated PG50 (requisition and cancellation procedures). Section 2 has been amended to include additional ways to reply to requisitions, which now reads: ‘Informal telephone or email requisitions may be raised initially if related to a requisition point that can be dealt with quickly and easily. These requisitions will be held over for a …

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HMLR – PG19

December 2023/January 2024 | Conveyancing

HMLR has updated PG19 (notices and restrictions). Clarification has been added for altering and modifying a restriction (Sections 3.8 and 3.9). The guide now details the circumstances in which restrictions can be altered and sets out the powers of the registrar in making modifications. Section 3.8 now reads: ‘Applications to alter a restriction Sometimes it …

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Freehold estates – guidance

December 2023/January 2024 | Conveyancing

The government has produced guidance on freehold estates, which conveyancers may find of interest and may wish to bring to their clients’ attention. The guidance provides information on freehold estates which are private and mixed tenure estates where shared areas are not owned or looked after by the local council.​ The guidance refers to estate …

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