Amendments have been made to a number of sections following the amendment to rule 203 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 by The Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming into force on 6 April 2018. The amendment deals with the retention and return of documents by the registrar. Sections 2.1, 2.2, 3 and 4 have been updated to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.
Section 2.3 has been amended to make clear when the applicant needs to provide evidence to remove a form A restriction on surrender of a lease.
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Sections 2.1 and 3 have been amended as a result of the publication of brand new [practice guide 19A: restrictions and leasehold properties](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/restrictions-and-leasehold-properties-pg19a)