Address for service (PG55)

This guide explains HM Land Registry practice about addresses for service entered in the register (practice guide 55).



This guide is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 29 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. We have amended section 5 with information on how we deal with address discrepancies between application forms and other deeds. This is not new practice, having been introduced in 2010.
  2. Section 6 has been amended to clarify that form COG1 should be used when a registered owner is not represented by a conveyancer but applies independently to change the register.
  3. Section 8 has been amended to clarify that, where the only address for service in the register is an overseas address, we will write to ask you to consider applying for a second address.
  4. Sections 3, 5 and 6 have been updated to clarify our policy for entering a UK postal address for service.
  5. Link to the advice we offer added.
  6. Welsh version added.
  7. First published.