Original documents are only required if your application is a first registration which is not based on certified copy documents.
We will return the originals once the application has been completed. If your application is not a first registration, we will only need certified copies of deeds or documents you send to us with HM Land Registry applications. Once we have made a scanned copy of the documents you send to us, they will be destroyed. This applies to both originals and certified copies.
Information has been added for transactions involving guardianship orders under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017, transfers made in connection with the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership and transactions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity. The name of this guide has been changed to reflect this.
Section 3 has been amended to include more detail on how to complete the transfer forms for exchanges. This is not a change in practice.
Sections 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.1 have been updated to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.
Section 5 has been updated to illustrate when separate fees are payable when a single transfer form is used to transfer properties by multiple owners.