Franchises: registration under the Land Registration Act 2002 (PG18)

Advice on the registration of franchises under the Land Registration Act 2002 (practice guide 18).

Applies to England and Wales



A franchise in this sense is a right granted by the Crown, such as a right to hold a market or fair, which does not carry with it any ownership of physical land.

This guide, aimed at conveyancers, advises on the registration of this type of franchise under the Land Registration Act 2002.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section 5 has been updated to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for some applications for first registration.

  2. Link to the advice we offer added.

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