Return and rejection of applications for registration (PG49)

Advice on how to avoid the rejection of applications to change the register (practice guide 49).



This guide gives advice on how to avoid the rejection of applications to change the register. It gives examples of defects in applications that we consider to be serious enough to reject the application and return the papers.

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

Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 8 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section 6.3 has been added as a result of a review of our rejection criteria on applications for first registration.
  2. Section 6.3.1 has been updated because we no longer reject applications where prescribed clauses LR2.1, LR3 or LR6 have not been completed.
  3. A reference to '5 business days' in section 3 of this guide has been changed to '5 working days'; a minor change has also been made to section 4 to cross-refer to our practice of accepting first registration applications with certified copy deeds only.
  4. Section 3 has been amended to confirm that we will not reject an application after it has been with us for five business days.
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  6. Link to the advice we offer added.
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