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.
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.
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.
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.
Section 8 has been amended to reflect that we will no longer accept applications by fax.