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    • fill0000
    • By fill0000 13th Jun 19, 8:21 PM
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    HM Land Registry not showing me as the house owner?
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:21 PM
    HM Land Registry not showing me as the house owner? 13th Jun 19 at 8:21 PM
    Hi guys,

    Not sure where best to place this thread, but I wondered if anyone has any knowledge on how the HM Land Registry works, and if this is normal..

    I completed on purchasing my first home on 4th March 19, and need a copy of the title register to prove I own the property for a seperate application I am doing.

    The problem is, I have gone to the HM Land Registry website, paid the 3 fee for a copy of the title register documents, and it shows the previous owner as the current registered owner.

    The document is timestamped as last updated on the: 4 JUN 2019 at 14:15:23

    Now it has been 3 months and a week since I have legally purchased this house, and I went through conveyancing with a solicitor, and have a mortgage on the property in my name too.. everything done correctly of course, and yet I am in this strange predictiment,

    Does anyone know what might have happened here? -- have I slipped through the net? Who should I be contacting if so? The bits of reading I have done online suggests this update should have happened within a few days, so I'm a bit concerned

    Many thanks.

    Phil.
    Last edited by fill0000; 13-06-2019 at 8:23 PM.
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    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 13th Jun 19, 8:26 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:26 PM
    I'd give your solicitors a call.
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    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 13th Jun 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:28 PM
    I believe they have a backlog of applications.

    Speak with your conveyancer tomorrow and ask when they submitted the application and when they expect to receive confirmation the property has been transferred.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 13th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
    Backlog should not be that long.


    Did you do the conveyancing yourself? If so, did you remember to submi the SDLT form and AP1 to the LR?


    If you used a conveyancer then either
    * they failed to do the above (for whatever reason)
    * or they did but there was an error or isue with the application


    Either way you should contact them for an explanation. in writing.
    • fill0000
    • By fill0000 13th Jun 19, 9:01 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:01 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:01 PM
    @G_M, thanks for your response.
    And everyone else too.


    All the paperwork was done through the solicitor, I have sent an email to the solicitor this evening, it sounds likely something has gone wrong, I'll provide updates when I get them.

    Thanks again guys! really grateful for the advice received.
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    • By Doozergirl 13th Jun 19, 9:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:06 PM
    When we spoke to them earlier this year, the backlog was 6-7 months long.

    They will expedite it where there is a sale or remortgage etc. reliant on it happening, but I believe your solicitor needs to ask - at least that's what we were told.
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    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 13th Jun 19, 9:17 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:17 PM
    I completed on purchasing my first home on 4th March 19, and need a copy of the title register to prove I own the property for a seperate application I am doing.
    Originally posted by fill0000
    A lot of organisations will accept a copy of a solicitor's completion statement as proof that you own a property.

    It might be worth checking with whoever you are applying to.
    • fill0000
    • By fill0000 14th Jun 19, 8:31 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 8:31 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 8:31 AM
    Hi guys, a new update from solicitor, positive news I guess but a new one to me!

    Unfortunately, your sellers lender, *bank name*, took an extremely long time to actually discharge the mortgage with the Land Registry and that is what you can see was updated on the 4th June. I had to extend the timeframe with the Land Registry until *bank name* saw fit to send what was needed to Land Registry. This happens every so often but I can assure you that your priority is protected and I expect to receive the completed registration before the end of next week.


    Thanks again guys.
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