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    • Tapestry Queen
    • By Tapestry Queen 12th Jun 17, 10:48 PM
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    Land Registry - how long til they confirm ownership?
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:48 PM
    Land Registry - how long til they confirm ownership? 12th Jun 17 at 10:48 PM
    Having recently downsized and I paid outright for my new home. I as told the final thing that happens legally is that the Land Registry sends the solicitor a one liner confirming I am now listed as the registered owner - apparently you don't always get the deeds these days.

    I moved 5 weeks ago - how long does the Land Registry usually take?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 12th Jun 17, 10:53 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:53 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:53 PM
    We moved in August last year but didn't get the deeds until February.
    The land was unregistered though so did take longer than usual.
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    • By G_M 12th Jun 17, 11:06 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 11:06 PM
    * has SDLT been paid? When?
    * Has the TR1 been sent to LR? When?
    * Is the property registered, or is this a 1st registration?

    The above will influence the timescale, as will the current LR backlogs (which I can't comment on).

    Have you tried looking at the LR website for your property?

    Did you do the conveyancing yourself? (if so, you'll know the answers to the Qs above!).
    Or did you use a solicitor/Licenced Conveyancer? If so, have you asked him? He should, in any case, send you a pack including a copy of the registered Title.
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    • 13th Jun 17, 7:28 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 7:28 AM
    As others have posted it's important to know what the purchase was of and when submitted

    If it is a normal sale/buy of the whole of a registered property then the average timescale to register is currently 7 working days.

    However after you complete you often move in before the application is submitted so that may be a reason for you now being 5 weeks on.

    Your solicitor should be able to confirm when they submitted it, if there are any problems and also what confirmation they intend to pass on once registered.
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