Statutory guidance

RLE1 form and guidance

Use the RLE1 form to make changes to your digital maps, register new land and transfer entitlements by sub-lease or inheritance.


RLE1 form


Notifications in the Rural Payments service

RPA will send you a notification in the Rural Payments service when:

  • a land transfer request is completed
  • an entitlement transfer request is completed
  • RPA has made updates to digital maps that you didn’t tell them about

Land and entitlement transfer notifications will be visible to anyone with the correct permission level for the business making the transfer and the business receiving the transfer.

RPA will not send notifications to confirm mapping changes that you have told them about or that have been made following an inspection.

Published 23 March 2015
Last updated 12 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Page and guidance updated
  2. New text added about mapping updates to digital land maps.
  3. Updates to Digital mapping information and new section published called Mapping updates published from July 2017.
  4. RLE1 guidance updated for the BPS 2017 scheme year.
  5. Updated to explain that transfers will now be confirmed online.
  6. Version 2.0 Updated 31 March 2016
  7. Updated to add the 2016 versions of the RLE1 form and guidance
  8. New information about how to transfer land and entitlements online.
  9. Updated to include details about RLE1s for Countryside Stewardship
  10. Updated with deadline extension for telling RPA about features or areas which are permanently ineligible for the Basic Payment Scheme.
  11. Published new versions of the RLE1 form and guidance for the 2015 year.
  12. First published.