Organisations that meet the required criteria can apply to use Network Services through the Portal or Business Gateway to submit electronic applications to update the register.
Who can apply
Solicitors, licensed conveyancers and other organisations entitled to carry on the relevant reserved instrument activities set out in paragraphs 5(1) (a) and (b) of Schedule 2 to the Legal Services Act 2007 can use Network Services.
Applications can be processed faster and more cheaply than by post.
Business e-services customers can automatically register:
- e-CON: registration of change of name by marriage/deed poll/registration or civil partnership
- e-CST: statutory charge (applies to Legal Services Commission applications only)
- e-DJP: remove the name of a deceased joint proprietor from the register
They can lodge electronically:
- e-AN1: enter an agreed notice
- e-CCD: cancel a caution against dealing
- e-CN1: cancel a notice (other than unilateral notice)
- e-COA: change of address
- e-CPD: change of property description
- e-HR1: registration of a notice of home rights
- e-HR4: cancel an existing HR notice
- e-RX1: enter a restriction
- e-RX3: cancel a restriction
- e-RX4: withdraw a restriction
- e-UN1: enter a unilateral notice
- e-UN2: removal of a unilateral notice
- e-UN4: cancellation of a unilateral notice
- e-WCT: withdraw a caution
They cannot submit:
- more than one registered title in the same application
- an application in respect of part only of a registered title, unless provided for in the schedule
- a title the registration of which is pending
- a title the individual register of which is not held in electronic form
- a title to a freehold estate in commonhold land
- a title to a profit a prendre in gross
- a title to a franchise
- a title which has been registered with a qualified title
How to get access to Network Services
Access to our Network services services is governed by Network Access Agreement. Before applying, you should carefully consider whether your organisation meets the criteria for the grant of a Network Access Agreement (NAA).
The criteria for entry into an NAA are set out in paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 5 to the Land Registration Act 2002 and set out in Schedule 1 of the Land Registration (Network Access) Rules 2008 and include:
- authorised persons
- system and security requirements
- financial position
- applicant or connected person affected by termination, a notice of termination, intervention or disciplinary proceedings
You must provide information to show how your organisation meets these criteria in your application for Business e-services.
You must also complete, sign and lodge the NAA with your application form.
Published: 16 June 2014
From: HM Land Registry