Land registration – guidance

Official searches and outline applications (PG12)

How to make an official search or an outline application and information on their purpose and effect (practice guide 12)


This guide gives advice on the purpose and effect of the various types of official search and outline applications that may be made with Land Registry. It is aimed at purchasers, their legal advisers and non-purchasers who want to update the information they hold in an official copy of the register.

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