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    • davilown
    • By davilown 16th Jun 17, 10:01 PM
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    Unregistered property
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:01 PM
    Unregistered property 16th Jun 17 at 10:01 PM
    We've had an offer accepted on a house, one of 4 built by the same builder about 70 years ago. I've checked the land registry online and 3 of the 4 properties are registered but this one, built for the builder's daughter (and now in her probate) is not.

    Do I need to worry about this or will it be a metter dor the solicitor to register a claim?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Back in Debt £1830,545/£225,000 on a mortgage, Overpayment £96 pm - Aim to be Mortgage free by 2028
    £27000/£27000 paid off Feb 2010 since LBM Jan 2007!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th Jun 17, 10:57 PM
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    Your solicitor will send the paperwork to the Land Registry for first registration when you complete.

    There's nothing to worry about regarding the lack of prior registration; it's still quite common.
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    • davilown
    • By davilown 16th Jun 17, 10:58 PM
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    Thanks for your reply - really appreciate it!
    Back in Debt £1830,545/£225,000 on a mortgage, Overpayment £96 pm - Aim to be Mortgage free by 2028
    £27000/£27000 paid off Feb 2010 since LBM Jan 2007!
    • G_M
    • By G_M 17th Jun 17, 1:11 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 1:11 AM
    If a property has never been sold, changed ownership, or been mortgaged since the date when compulsory registration was introduced (different dates for different parts of the country - but basically 1970s, 1980s) then it is unlikely to be registered.

    In this case it seems it last changed ownership around 1945, so your purchase would trigger a compulsory 1st registration. Perfectly normal.

    Though I'd recommend using a solicitor, not a cheap conveyancing warehouse.....
    • davilown
    • By davilown 17th Jun 17, 6:07 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 6:07 AM
    If a property has never been sold, changed ownership, or been mortgaged since the date when compulsory registration was introduced (different dates for different parts of the country - but basically 1970s, 1980s) then it is unlikely to be registered.

    In this case it seems it last changed ownership around 1945, so your purchase would trigger a compulsory 1st registration. Perfectly normal.

    Though I'd recommend using a solicitor, not a cheap conveyancing warehouse.....
    Originally posted by G_M
    Thanks G_M have chosen a local solicitor to act for us so hopefully they'll be on the ball!
    Back in Debt £1830,545/£225,000 on a mortgage, Overpayment £96 pm - Aim to be Mortgage free by 2028
    £27000/£27000 paid off Feb 2010 since LBM Jan 2007!
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