Cautions against first registration (PG3)

Registering and dealing with caution titles (practice guide 3).



This guide gives advice on the processes involved in registering and dealing with caution titles. It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. It explains the nature and effect of a caution title and what happens when HM Land Registry receives a substantive application for first registration of an estate affected by the caution.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section 4.2 has been updated to remove the reference to outline applications on revocation of rule 54 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 by The Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming in to force on 6 April 2018.
  2. Link to the advice we offer added.
  3. Welsh translation added.
  4. First published.