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    • CO NO
    • By CO NO 14th May 18, 6:48 AM
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    CO NO
    Is the Land Registry to be trusted?
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    • 14th May 18, 6:48 AM
    Is the Land Registry to be trusted? 14th May 18 at 6:48 AM
    I thought it would be useful to search the internet for my home address and discovered that my property had been sold last year. This was news to me! There appears to be a mix up between locally similar named properties. The property to which the change of interests refers is correctly marked on the Land Registry map but with the wrong name. Another neighbouring property on this map is also incorrectly spelt. This makes 3 errors locally. Is this a growing problem? Who is responsible for checking the validity of information in the LR Databases? Is it LR or the conveyancing Solicitor? Which Ministry does the LR come under?

    Any information and advice appreciated.
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    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 14th May 18, 7:40 PM
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    Always bear in mind to err is human, but if you really want to c**k it up you need a computer!
    Originally posted by CO NO
    Garbage in garbage out......
    "You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don't understand that's going to happen, then you're not ready, you won't do well in the markets." - Peter Lynch
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 14th May 18, 10:09 PM
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    Seems hopeless. There’s clearly nothing the OP can do to fix the errors. Bloody government eh?
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 15th May 18, 8:51 AM
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    I'm probably one of the culprets that you describe!

    I changed a house name 20+ years ago.
    • Council tax, planning consents etc, in new name
    • LR database shows old name
    • RM PAF has two entries - one for old name and one for new

    (It confuses TV licensing who probably use PAF. They don't believe that 2 PAF entries relate to one house, and keep sending inspectors looking for a non-existent house.)
    Originally posted by eddddy
    Me too.

    I did away with our house's name a dozen years ago, when we moved in, and just use the street number. It caused all the above difficulties, although TV licencing took my word for it on the phone.
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