Amending deeds that effect dispositions of registered land (PG68)

Guidance about practice and requirements for applications supported by a transfer or deed to update the register (practice guide 68).



This guide details HM Land Registry practice and requirements relating to applications supported by a transfer or deed to update the register to correct a mistake in an earlier deed.

This guide does not cover the following applications.

  • to correct a mistake in the register
  • to alter the register without a supporting deed
  • for alteration made pursuant to a court order
  • where there is disagreement over some aspect of the register

It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly.

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Published 6 July 2009
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Sections 4.3.1, 4.5.1 and 4.6.3 have been amended to reflect that when the deed doesn’t specifically set out which parts of the original deed are being varied, you should send an explanation with your application so the correct action is taken in the register.
  2. Section 3.3 has been updated to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for an application for first registration. Amendments have also been made to a number of sections to reflect the fact that in many situations, a certified copy of a deed may have been lodged with HM Land Registry for registration rather than an original deed.
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