Charities: advice for applications sent to HM Land Registry (PG14)

Advice about applications to be sent to HM Land Registry to register transactions involving charities (practice guide 14).



This guide is aimed at conveyancers and legal advisers to charities and to those acquiring land from charities and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

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

Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 18 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Section 9 has been amended as a result of the Church Property Measure 2018 which came into force on 1 March 2019.
  2. Section 5.2.2 has been amended to clarify how to complete the required statement for non-exempt charities on a disposition other than a mortgage.
  3. Section 1 has been updated to clarify that information about charitable incorporated organisations can by found in practice guide 14A. Section 2 has been updated to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for some applications for first registration.
  4. Section 3.5 has been amended. The Charity Commission now normally makes and issues orders under sections 69 and 90 of the Charities Act 2011 on a monthly basis. Each monthly order will vest land owned by different charities in the Official Custodian for Charities.
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  6. Welsh translation added.
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