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Leases: when to register (PG25)

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

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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.

We only provide factual information and impartial advice about our procedures. Read more about the advice we give.

Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 18 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Following customer comment, we have amended section 6.2 to clarify which consents are required.
  2. Minor changes have been made to section 6 of this guide to mention that an application for first registration can be made on the basis of certified copy deeds and documents only; and to section 7.2 following the change of name of practice guide 12. Sections 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3.1 have been updated to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.
  3. Section 4.3 has been amended to reflect our current practice.
  4. Link to the advice we offer added.
  5. Added translation