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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

Enforcement action: county court proceedings: charging orders: time limits for charging orders

Registered properties

A charge or notice on registered property remains indefinitely.

Unregistered properties

Where a charging order is placed on an unregistered property, it must be re-registered every five years.

The re-registration process

Six months before re-registration is required, you must

  • email Recovery, Team (Sols) 

    • quoting the Solicitor’s Office reference,
    • asking for re-registration and confirming the balance due.

Post re-registration

After re-registration Solicitor’s Office will e-mail you confirming

  • the renewal has taken place and
  • the next date upon which re-registration is necessary.

You should then B/F the case to a date 6 months before re-registration is required.