The leasehold reform legislation (PG27)

Advice for conveyancers on the land registration aspects of the exercise of rights under leasehold reform legislations (practice guide 27).

Applies to England and Wales



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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 27 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Section 8 has been added which deals with the relevant legislation in the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 which comes into force on 30 June 2022.

  2. Section 7.1 has been amended. Where the right to manage has been acquired by a right to manage company and there is a restriction in the register in respect of the landlord’s management functions we require a conveyancer’s certificate in addition to the consent or certificate required by the restriction. That certificate can be in the short form shown in this section. A longer form certificate is still required where there is no entry in the register recording that the right to manage has been acquired.

  3. Section 7 has been amended to emphasise the need for a certificate to be provided by a conveyancer. A new certification point has been added to section 7.1.

  4. Section 3.3 has been updated to mention that an application for first registration can be made on the basis of certified copy deeds and documents only. Section 9.1 has been updated to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.

  5. A reference to a leasehold valuation tribunal in section 6.2.3 has been changed to ‘the appropriate tribunal’ as there are now different tribunals in England and Wales.

  6. Link to the advice we offer added.

  7. Section 6.4 has been amended to clarify that a court order for variation under sections 38 and 39 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 cannot be protected by unilateral notice.

  8. Section 5.4.1 has been amended due to the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 coming into force on 1 December 2014. This has amended section 99(5) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 removing the requirement for notices under the Act to be signed personally by the tenants or, as the case may be, by the tenant by whom it is given.

  9. Welsh translation added.

  10. Welsh translation added.

  11. First published.