Private trusts of land (PG24)

Guidance on applications to register transactions involving trustees of land, aimed at conveyancers (practice guide 24).



This guide gives advice about applications to HM Land Registry to register transactions involving trustees of land, other than public, ecclesiastical or charitable trustees. It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

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

Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 29 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Sections 7.2.1 and 7.2.2 have been amended to clarify the fee payable.
  2. Section 8.6 has been updated to refer to two standard forms of restriction which have been added to Schedule 4 to the Land Registration Rules 2003 by The Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming into force on 6 April 2018. Update of sections 1.5, 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 following an amendment to rule 203 of the Land Registration Rules 2003. References in this guide to ‘business days’ have been changed to ‘working days’.
  3. Section 7.2.2 has been amended to update HM Land Registry practice in relation to replacement of a trustee/proprietor who lacks mental capacity.
  4. Section 6.2 has been amended to reflect what we say in form ST5. There is no change to our practice.
  5. Section 6.2 has been amended to refer to the use of form ST5 when cancelling a Form A restriction.
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