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Post Completion issue

Hi
So completed on a leasehold flat Monday and before that had to pay full legal fees.
However I just found out from management company that they got no notice of Change from solicitor so until then cannot change owner on system. I got keys but looks like documents for management company and freeholder still not done.

Is this normal that they take longer post completion or should they have done all this on completion day? I been chasing them but wondering if I can do anything if they were meant to do all on day of completion  
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  • canaldumidi
    canaldumidi Posts: 3,511
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    Perfectly normal.
  • loubel
    loubel Posts: 792
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    Most leases require notification to be sent within around one month of completion so nothing to worry about 
  • nekr0mantik
    nekr0mantik Posts: 347
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    Okay Thanks 
  • alak2024
    alak2024 Posts: 1
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    I bought my house nearly 2.5 years ago, with completion date on 10th of September 2021.
    I have not yet received any post completion documents.
    I have contacted my solicitors several times, called them, emailed them, sent them a formal complaint (from which, I did not get a response from).
    Unfortunately, I'm not getting anywhere. 
    Do I need to worry about my ownership?
    I would appreciate some advice on how to approach this and how to speed up the process. 

    Kind regards to all. 
  • Tiglet2
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    alak2024 said:
    I bought my house nearly 2.5 years ago, with completion date on 10th of September 2021.
    I have not yet received any post completion documents.
    I have contacted my solicitors several times, called them, emailed them, sent them a formal complaint (from which, I did not get a response from).
    Unfortunately, I'm not getting anywhere. 
    Do I need to worry about my ownership?
    I would appreciate some advice on how to approach this and how to speed up the process. 

    Kind regards to all. 

    That does seem to be a long timescale, however, it does depend on the type of registration as straight forward transfers on a registered title are quicker than, for example:

    First Registration - where the property has never been registered at Land Registry before.

    Transfer of Part - where the property is being transferred out of another title, such as new builds.  The developer buys a big plot and then sub-divides the plots into separate plots, each needing their own title number.  

    Your priority will be protected by the solicitor so there is no risk regarding your ownership.

    Could you ask your solicitor for the Land Registry reference number so that you can chase Land Registry direct?

    Unfortunately, if the delay is with Land Registry, you won't be able to speed up the process.
  • user1977
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    edited 7 February at 5:31PM
    @alak2024 (note you have resurrected somebody else's old thread, which might confuse the answers)

    What sort of purchase was it? And in which country? What documents are you expecting?

    Some types of registration will take longer than others to complete. There isn't necessarily anything you can or need to do to "speed up the process". You're the owner from the completion date.
  • GDB2222
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    Surely something is wrong if more than 2 years have elapsed? I’d at least want evidence that SDLT has been paid and the LR application has been made. 
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • user1977
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    GDB2222 said:
    Surely something is wrong if more than 2 years have elapsed? I’d at least want evidence that SDLT has been paid and the LR application has been made. 
    Why "surely"? Some applications take that long.

    Professionally, I've got some (Scottish) ones which are approaching their sixth birthday....
  • GDB2222
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    user1977 said:
    GDB2222 said:
    Surely something is wrong if more than 2 years have elapsed? I’d at least want evidence that SDLT has been paid and the LR application has been made. 
    Why "surely"? Some applications take that long.

    Professionally, I've got some (Scottish) ones which are approaching their sixth birthday....
    When I have dealt with the LR, they have always been very efficient. I know that a  backlog developed during Covid, but a wait for 6 years for a registration is preposterous. I used to do my own conveyancing, and I don’t recall waiting more than a week or two. This was quite a while ago, mind you. 

    As the alternative explanation for the delay is that something has been overlooked, after 2 years I would at least want evidence that the application is in the queue. 
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • loubel
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    If you are worried then buy a copy of the Title Register from the Land Registry and see if you are the registered owner.

    While the length of time could be explained if it was a complex transaction, I would've expected your solicitors to be able to let you know this fairly easily following your calls and emails - did they not respond at all?
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