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Powers of attorney and registered land (PG9)

Advice on the evidence that HM Land Registry needs when an attorney has executed documents lodged for registration (practice guide 9).

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This guide gives advice on the evidence HM Land Registry needs when an attorney has executed documents lodged for registration. It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

How to avoid HM Land Registry requisitions

Watch this video about execution of deeds and powers of attorney.

How to avoid HM Land Registry requisitions: Execution of deeds and powers of attorney

This is part of a series of videos on how to avoid requisitions.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 16 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Section 2.7 has been amended to clarify the extent to which a lasting power of attorney allows the attorney to make gifts.
  2. Video about How to avoid Land Registry requisitions: Execution of deeds and powers of attorney added
  3. Section 3 has been amended to explain when collective delegation under section 11 of the Trustee Act 2002 may be effective for registration purposes.
  4. Section 6 has been amended to reflect that we will no longer accept documents sent by fax.
  5. Section 2.7 has been amended as a result of the coming into force of the Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian (Amendment) Regulations 2015 on 1 July 2015.
  6. Link to the advice we offer added.
  7. Welsh translation added.
  8. First published.