Leases: determination (PG26)

How leases are determined and how this affects registered titles (practice guide 26).



This guide gives you information about the different situations in which leases are determined and how the determination affects registered titles. It gives advice on how to lodge your application with HM Land Registry and sets out the documentation required in support of your application.

The guide is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Note 3 has been added to section as a reminder that when the determining lease is a concurrent lease, the title number(s) of all concurrent leases need to be included in the AP1.
  2. Section 8.1 has been amended to clarify what must be sent to us when a lease has been determined by forfeiture based on a court order.
  3. Section 2.1 has been amended to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for some applications for first registration. Section 2.1.5, which dealt with submitting applications in accordance with a customer team arrangement or a particular office has been deleted as all applications should now be submitted to the address stated in HM Land Registry address for applications which is the address of HM Land Registry’s scanning centre. Sections 4.2, 5.2 and 13 have been updated and section 4.3 has been added to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.
  4. References to a leasehold valuation tribunal in section 8.1 have been changed to ‘the appropriate tribunal’ as there are now different tribunals in England and Wales.
  5. Section 2.1.2 has been amended to make clear when the applicant needs to provide evidence to remove a form A restriction on surrender of a lease.
  6. Section 12.1 has been amended to explain that a separate application may be needed to register any registrable disposition where enlargement of a lease is not possible.
  7. Link to the advice we offer added.
  8. Welsh version added.
  9. Section 2.1.1 has been amended to clarify our practice when an application to determine a registered lease does not include reference to a registered reversionary title.
  10. First published.