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    • restless6
    • By restless6 11th Mar 18, 12:24 AM
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    Hows long for Land Registry?
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:24 AM
    Hows long for Land Registry? 11th Mar 18 at 12:24 AM
    Hi
    My house purchase completed on 04/12/2017
    I received a letter from by mortgage provider today to say the solicitor has still not registered the house with the land registry

    What should I do ? Or should I just leave it for the solicitor to deal with ?

    Thanks
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    • tealady
    • By tealady 11th Mar 18, 7:45 AM
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    I would chase the solicitor, they may have overlooked it.
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    • Amanda_Cm
    • By Amanda_Cm 11th Mar 18, 9:01 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:01 AM
    Chase the solicitor every dat . It happens. They are human too. Post completion is important!
    • RiversTam
    • By RiversTam 11th Mar 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:13 AM
    I'm still waiting for ours and we completed September 2017 - when I asked they said the seller delayed in sending something they needed, which delayed in submitting to land registry. Maybe that is what has happened with yours?
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 11th Mar 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 10:11 AM
    Chase the solicitor every dat . It happens. They are human too. Post completion is important!
    Originally posted by Amanda_Cm
    Why on earth would you be chasing them every day (if that's what you meant to write)? After they send the application to the Land Registry (and yes, it's possible, though unlikely, that they've forgotten to do that), it takes whatever the turnaround time is at the Land Registry for that type of transaction. Which could be months, if it e.g. involves a transfer of a plot out of a larger title. And that's not in the solicitor's control.

    Not that it matters a great deal, you still own the property (registration is backdated to when the LR received the application).
    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Mar 18, 11:48 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:48 AM
    Chase the solicitor every dat . It happens. They are human too. Post completion is important!
    Originally posted by Amanda_Cm
    If by 'dat' you mean 'day' this is ridiculous advice. A single email or letter - yes, but this could easily be a Land Registry delay.



    Have you had confirmation that SDLT has been paid? If not, ask for confirmaion of that in your email too.
    • Sir_Robin
    • By Sir_Robin 11th Mar 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:14 PM
    Took my solicitor 2 months to send off the paperwork despite weekly chasing and the land registry the full 16 weeks due to a "backlog".

    The property purchasing process is a joke in this country how are these people still in business.
    • restless6
    • By restless6 11th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
    Thanks for the replies
    I will email the solicitor tomorrow

    What is SDLT?
    • Flat Eric
    • By Flat Eric 11th Mar 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 2:00 PM
    SDLT is Stamp Duty Land Tax

    • happyandcontented
    • By happyandcontented 11th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
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    A colleagues post-divorce registration took over 9 months to be finalised by the LR.
    • 3mph
    • By 3mph 11th Mar 18, 2:05 PM
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    Ring up the Land Registry, they are really helpful, and they will tell what the state of play is as far as they are concerned. There was a 63 working day delay when ours went through end of last year
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    restless 6 - if your purchase was of a new build for example then the average timescale is just over 3 months for it being registered once we have received it.

    If a purchase of an already registered house for example then the average is 8 working days.

    Applications are generally submitted wihtin 2-4 weeks of completion but that can stretch to 2 months in some cases or may be done next day in others. All depends on the circumstances and the conveyancer/lender involved

    As others have posted the 'delay' in registering does not always impact on you as the owner. If it does, say you want to sell or a mortgage offer is about to expire and the delay is causing a problem then we can expedite the process. Essentially that means shortening the wait tim between receipt and consideration of the application. Everything then depends on it being in order and any checks made reveal a positive outcome

    So we do have a backlog of certain types of work such as new build transfers and first registrations/leases. But we have a process for speeding up urgent ones if required and where we can do so.

    If your's was a new build purchase and the solicitor lodged it in December say then I would anticipate that it should not be too much longer if all in order
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 12th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    What is SDLT?
    Originally posted by restless6
    Stamp Duty Land Tax.

    The property cannot be registered by the LR till SDLT has been paid and/or HMRC are satisfied.

    Even where no SDLT is payable (eg purchase price below the threshold), a SDLT Form must still be submitted to HMRC. Your conveyancer will (should) do this before registering the property with the LR.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 12th Mar 18, 11:42 AM
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    What is SDLT?
    Originally posted by restless6
    Stamp Duty Land Tax.

    The property cannot be registered by the LR till SDLT has been paid and/or HMRC are satisfied.

    Even where no SDLT is payable (eg purchase price below the threshold), a SDLT Form must still be submitted to HMRC. Your conveyancer will (should) do this before registering the property with the LR.
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