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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/first-application-registration-fr1/checklist-application-for-first-registration
You should complete or consider each of the following points and enclose, or attach, all relevant information before you send us your application.
Make sure that you have:
[ ] lodged a completed Form FR1
[ ] lodged original documents, where required under rule 24 Land Registration Rules 2003 and listed them on form DL – see practice guide 1, section on acceptance of certified copy deeds
[ ] when lodging copy deed applications:
- enclosed a conveyancer’s certificate
- enclosed only copy deeds and documents and not originals
- certified all copy deeds and documents within 3 months of lodgement and in accordance with the requirements in the Directive
[ ] accounted for “good root” at least 15 years old and evidence of subsequent chain of title (including power of attorney, probate) - see practice guide 1: first registrations
[ ] completed the confirmation of identity panels for all required parties - see practice guide 67: evidence of identity; conveyancers
[ ] lodged the appropriate fee or provided an active Variable Direct Debit key number in panel 7 – see registration services fees
[ ] enclosed the fee when requesting amalgamation - see Registration Services fees
[ ] completed panel 5 with the price paid, or the full market value of the land where the price paid is not applicable – see registration services fees
[ ] enclosed the appropriate Land Charges Department searches and accounted for all entries revealed – see practice guide 63: land charges-applications for registration, official search, office copy and cancellation
[ ] ensured the extent of the land to be registered can be clearly identified by completing panel 3 – see practice guide 40 supplement 2: guidance for preparing plans
[ ] lodged a fully completed form AP1 for any registered land included in your application
[ ] provided the correct certificate in panel 12 – see practice guide 1: first registrations
Lodging applications correctly will avoid requisitions and potential rejection. Read practice guide 49 - Return and rejection of applications for registration.