Investigation or enforcement proceedings (court, insolvency, tax): applications (PG43)

Advice on obtaining information held by HM Land Registry regarding court proceedings, insolvency and tax liability (practice guide 43).



This guide is intended solely for the use of:

  • Crown Prosecutors
  • the Police
  • the National Crime Agency
  • Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs
  • others entitled to inspect documents pursuant to the provisions of rule 140 of the Land Registration Rules 2003

We only provide factual information and impartial advice about our procedures. Read more about the advice we give.

Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 17 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. The guide has been amended as certificate T cannot be used until the requirements of the Code of Practice provided under the Digital Economy Act 2017 are met.
  2. The appendix has been amended to add additional qualifying applicants and a certificate to take account of provisions in the Digital Services Act 2017 for combating fraud against the public sector, and to include additional qualifying applicants that have investigatory powers under the Proceeds and Crime Act 2002.
  3. The appendix has been changed to show the up-to-date list of persons/bodies qualifying under rule 140(1) of the Land Registration Rules 2003 following amendments made to rule 140 and Schedule 5 to those rules by the Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018, coming into force on 6 April 2018. Minor changes have been made to clarify our practice. The section on acceptable variations to form CIT has been removed from the guide as the form has now been updated.
  4. Section 9 has been amended. Certificate Q in form CIT has been amended by the Bank of England and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017.
  5. Section 9 has been amended as a result of The Secretaries of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for International Trade and for Exiting the European Union and the Transfer of Functions (Education and Skills) Order 2016 which transfers certain functions of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
  6. Section 8 has been amended to reflect that we will no longer accept applications by fax.
  7. Link to the advice we offer added.
  8. Welsh translation added.
  9. First published.