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What is Land Registry Fee

The Land Registry charges a fee for any changes in the records following a transaction effecting the register. This is usually executed and paid by the borrower's solicitors. Fee amounts depend on :

  •  The type of application being made.
  • Whether is was a voluntary first registration.
  • Valuation.

Some of the fixed application fee are:

     Fee
    (1) To register:     
(a) a standard form of restriction contained in Schedule 4 to the rules, or     
(b) a notice (other than a notice to which section 117(2)(b) of the Act applies), or     
(c) a new or additional beneficiary of a unilateral notice     
 -  total fee for up to three registered titles affected 40
 -  additional fee for each subsequent registered title affected 20
Provided that no such fee is payable if, in relation to each registered title affected, the application is accompanied by a scale fee application or another application which attracts a fee under this paragraph.     
    (2) To register a restriction in a form not contained in Schedule 4 to the rules     
 -  for each registered title 80
    (3) To register a caution against first registration (other than a caution to which section 117(2)(a) of the Act applies) 40
    (4) To alter a cautions register - for each individual cautions register 40
    (5) To close or partly close a registered leasehold or a registered rentcharge title other than on surrender - for each registered title closed or partly closed 40
Provided that no such fee is payable if the application is accompanied by a scale fee application.     
    (6) To upgrade from one class of registered title to another 40
Provided that no such fee is payable if the application for upgrading is accompanied by a scale fee application.     
    (7) To cancel an entry in the register of notice of an unregistered rentcharge which has determined - for each registered title affected 40
Provided that no such fee is payable if the application is accompanied by a scale fee application.     
    (8) To enter or remove a record of a defect in title pursuant to section 64(1) of the Act 40
Provided that no such fee is payable if the application is accompanied by a scale fee application.     
    (9) An outline application made under rule 54:     
(a) where delivered directly to the registrar's computer system by means of a remote terminal 2
(b) where delivered by any other permitted means 4
Such fee is payable in addition to any other fee which is payable in respect of the application.     
    (10) For an order in respect of a restriction under section 41(2) of the Act -  for each registered title affected 40
    (11) To register a person in adverse possession of a registered estate - for each registered title affected 100
    (12) For registration as a person entitled to be notified of an application for adverse possession - for each registered title affected 40
    (13) For the determination of the exact line of a boundary under rule 118 - for each registered title affected

2004 fees may have changed.

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Term created / updated 2006-03-29 07:32:03

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