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Land Registry Survey

We are purchasing a Georgian property that the owners parent has had for 47 years and they are trying to sell to us, we have come unstuck because the house hadn’t been registered and my solicitor requested they go through the first registration process as there are some documents missing and one in particular makes a reference to an exclusion of 52 square yards of land which is the one that has caused concern. The application was made on an expediated route but we have just been told that land registry wish to do a survey, we really wanted to be in before the Xmas holidays and this has been very stressful. How long will it take and what happens after the survey how long does land registry take to report its findings ?


  • Piece of string....

    Depends totally on the outcome of the survey, and how the LR views the documents.

    Xmas? Don't hold your breath. Unlikely.
  • babyblade41
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    If this piece of land is not registered to anyone the LR will come out to do a survey, they issue their report then if necessary will notify adjacent neighbours for any objections.

    This is under time constraints  so can't be sidestepped , but from memory I think it is 2 weeks from when those notified receive the notification . 

    The problem will arise if someone objects 

    Realistically I think approx 4-5 weeks without any hitches so sadly xmas is looking very improbable .. LR are very good but it is still down to when a surveyor can go out, how long it takes to generate the report and then if anyone needs notifying 
  • Thankyou for the comments. It has panned out as @babyblade41 predicted. We recently had the surveyor go out and now they have sent a B16 notice to the owner of a neighbouring property. I've attached the correspondence, do people envisage any issues here? Any feedback appreciated. 
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