Registering land or property with HM Land Registry

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Change the registered owner name

You must apply to HM Land Registry to change the registered owner name for a property if you’re either:

  • the new owner of a property
  • adding someone else as joint owner

How to apply

A solicitor or conveyancer may be able to apply for you. If you’re a new owner, your solicitor or conveyancer may apply as part of the purchase.

Otherwise, follow these steps.

  1. Download and fill in an application to change the register.

  2. Fill in either a ‘transfer of whole of registered title’ form, if you’re transferring your whole property, or a ‘transfer of part of registered title’ form if you’re only transferring part of your property.

  3. Fill in a certificate of identity for a private individual.

  4. Find out the correct fee. Use the ‘Scale 2 fees’ if you’re transferring ownership of a property without selling it, for example as inheritance. Use the Land Registry fee calculator if you’re transferring part or all of a property as a sale.

  5. Send your documents, forms and fee to HM Land Registry.