Forms Under Buying or Selling and Leases

TR1 - Transfer of whole of registered title(s)

Introduction
These notes give general guidance on how to complete our transfer form TR1.
Although there is no requirement on the part of Land Registry that you use a solicitor or other legal adviser to complete the form and send it to us, please remember that we can only assist you in the completion of the clerical aspects of the form, we are not able to offer you legal advice. Sometimes, particularly if there is a mortgage involved, the lender may insist that you use a solicitor or licensed conveyancer. In these notes the person transferring the land, whether they are selling it or giving it, is called the “transferor”. The person receiving the land is the “transferee”.
 
When to use form TR1
You can use form TR1 to transfer:
the whole of the land in one or more registered titles; and/or a plot of unregistered land which is to be registered for the first time. You cannot use this form to transfer part of a registered title. If you wish to do this, you need to use HM Land Registry form TP1.
 
Things to consider before completing the form
 
Whether the land is registered
This is important because it makes a difference as to the other information you need to send to us together with the form TR1. If you do not know whether the property is registered, you will need to either use our online
Find a property service (https://www.gov.uk/search-property-information-land-registry) carry out a search of the index map. You should do this by completing and sending form SIM (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/index-map-application-for-an-official-search-sim) to the HM Land Registry office responsible for the property you are dealing with.
 
Things on the register to consider
Assuming the property is registered, we advise you toview or download a copy of the register using our online Find a property service (https://www.gov.uk/search-property-information-land-registry) or get an up to date official copy of the register. You can do this by sending form OC1 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/offcial-copies-of-register-or-plan-registration-oc1) to the HM Land Registry office responsible for the property you are dealing with.
There may be entries on the register that you will have to consider before you can complete the transfer of the property. These may include:
 
  • Restriction: an entry requiring the consent of someone before a particular dealing with the property can take place.
  • Guidance: completing form TR1 for the transfer of registered property – GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/registered-titles-whole-transfer-tr1/guidance-completing-form-tr1-for-the-transfer-of-registered-property#when
  • Unilateral Notice/Caution: you may need to apply for their cancellation or removal before you would want to go ahead with the transfer.
  • Leasehold land: if your property is leasehold, there is usually a clause in the lease requiring the landlord to give his consent, or at least to be informed.
  • Mortgaged land: similarly, if the land is mortgaged you normally need to get the consent of the lender if you want to transfer it subject to an existing mortgage.
Alternatively, if you are paying off the loan, you will need to get evidence of the discharge of mortgage and your lender will be able to advise you on this. Please note that this is not a full list of the entries appearing on the register that you may need to consider before transferring the property. It is important that you consider every entry on the register and obtain any evidence that may be needed in relation to it. If you do not do this before you send in the application, your application may be delayed while we contact you to resolve any problems.
 
Other matters to consider
There are many other matters that do not concern HM Land Registry directly, but may be very important to you.
For example, it is important that you consider the taxation implications of the transfer.
 
What other forms to send
You need to send your documents to us under the cover of an application form. Use either:
  • form AP1 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/change-the-register-ap1) if the land is registered
  • form FR1 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/first-application-registration-fr1) if you are applying for first registration of the land
Proof of identity forms:
form ID1
(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/verify-identity-citizen-id1)
(individual)
or
form ID2
(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/verify-identity-corporate-body-id2)
(corporation).
 

AN1 - Application to enter an agreed notice

Any parts of the form that are not typed should be completed in black ink and in block capitals.

If you need more room than is provided for in a panel, and your software allows, you can expand any panel in the form. Alternatively use continuation sheet CS and it attach to this form.

HM Land Registry is unable to give legal advice, but you can find guidance on HM Land Registry applications (including our practice guides for conveyancers) at www.gov.uk/land-registry.

Conveyancer is a term used in this form. It is defined in rule 217A, Land Registration Rules 2003 and includes persons authorised under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide reserved legal services relating to land registration and includes solicitors and licensed conveyancers.

AP1 - Application to change the register

Any parts of the form that are not typed should be completed in black ink and in block capitals.

If you need more room than is provided for in a panel, and your software allows, you can expand any panel in the form. Alternatively use continuation sheet CS and attach it to this form.

HM Land Registry is unable to give legal advice, but you can find guidance on HM Land Registry applications (including our practice guides for conveyancers) at www.gov.uk/land-registry.

Conveyancer is a term used in this form. It is defined in rule 217A, Land Registration Rules 2003 and includes persons authorised under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide reserved legal services relating to land registration and includes solicitors and licensed conveyancers.

PN1 - Application for a search in the index of proprietors name

Any parts of the form that are not typed should be completed in black ink and in block capitals.

If you need more room than is provided for in a panel, and your software allows, you can expand any panel in the form.
Alternatively use continuation sheet CS and attach it to this form.

HM Land Registry is unable to give legal advice, but you can find guidance on HM Land Registry applications (including our practice guides for conveyancers) at www.gov.uk/land-registry.

Conveyancer is a term used in this form. It is defined in rule 217A, Land Registration Rules 2003 and includes persons authorised under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide reserved legal services relating to land registration and includes solicitors and licensed conveyancers.

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