Land registration – guidance

Leases: when to register (PG25)

Advice for conveyancers on deals with the compulsory and voluntary registration aspects of leasehold estates in land (practice guide 25).

Detail

This guide deals with the compulsory and voluntary registration aspects of leasehold estates in land, including those that cannot be registered.

It also deals with how to apply to register and note leases (including when we will automatically note a lease against a registered reversionary title) and with deeds of variation.

It does not deal with leases revealed as disclosable interests; see practice guide 15: overriding interests and their disclosure.

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

Updated: June 2014

This edition of the guide replaces the May 2014 edition. Section 6 has been amended due to a change in policy for applications which are not first registrations, under which we will need only certified copies of deeds or documents you send to us with Land Registry applications. With some exceptions all documents submitted, including originals, will be scanned and destroyed.