Land registration – guidance

Acquisition of land by general vesting declaration (PG54)

Advice about applications based on acquisition of land (practice guide 54).


This guide deals with applications to Land Registry based on acquisition of land by means of a general vesting declaration under section 1 of the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981. It is aimed at conveyancers, public authorities and other relevant public bodies. You should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

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