Voluntary Land Registrations

All transactions involving land and property now have to be registered at the Land Registry. This has not, however, always been the case.

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This means that whilst many properties and land are registered, there is land and properties across England and Wales that remain unregistered. Indeed, approximately 25% of all land and properties in England and Wales remain unregistered.

The Land Registry actively encourages voluntary registration which is a choice you can make today which our property specialists at Mackenzie Jones can deal with on your behalf.

Why should you register your land and property?

  • State backed registration gives security of title, proving you with better protection against claims of adverse possession.
  • Registration gives you greater certainty about what you own.
  • Once registered, you are in an ideal position if you decide to sell all or some of your property.  Potential buyers increasingly expect land to be registered before buying.
  • Land registration simplifies the conveyancing process which in turn can make transactions easier and potentially less costly for all involved.
  • As a reflection of the attempt of the Land Registry to encourage voluntary land registration, a 25% discount is available to all first time voluntary registration applicants.
  • Voluntary registration provides you with an official plan of your land or property.
  • Voluntary land registration can help to prevent fraud which can result from the copying or withholding of unregistered title deeds.

Contact us and we can carry out the voluntary registration of your land and property on your behalf.

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