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Published 1 abril 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting upon all businesses and the Land Registry is no exception.
The Land Registry has issued guidance this week which confirms that, whilst many of the e-services will not be affected, find a property and register create/update applications will be significantly disrupted.
All current cancellation dates have been extended until 1 June 2020 thus giving an extended period of time to deal with any requisitions. No warnings of cancellation will be issued and the Land Registry will review their position generally before the extension period ends.
If, for any reason relating to Covid-19, a request is submitted to extend a notice period or allow a further period for making an objection then the Land Registry aims to grant any such request. However, a request will not be granted where:
It is likely that the timescales for the Land Registry to complete applications to change registers (such as the sale of a registered interest) or create new registers (such as the registration of a new lease) will now increase. Given that some recent applications to register a new lease have taken over nine months to be determined it may soon be the case that tenants are waiting over a year for their interests to be registered.
If an application is urgent (such as where it is holding up a transaction) it is possible to ask the Land Registry to expedite it. When making such a request the applicant must provide a reason for the urgency and supporting evidence.
The Land Registry shall continue to review their services and a page has been set up for any COVID-19 related updates here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on our services
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