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Registration – compulsory

Two new ‘triggers’ for compulsory first registration of land came into force on 6 April:

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Land Registry – new fees

All LR fees will increase on 6 July. Apparently, this is the first increase in scale and fixed fees since 1993 (fees for information services were increased in 2006).

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Land Registry – qualifications?

You can get a certificate or a diploma in LR law and practice (referred to as an LRQ).

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HIPs – personal searches

The transitional rules allowed HIPs to include incomplete personal local searches, provided the omissions were covered by insurance.

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Completion – undertaking

We all know that the standard undertaking given on completion is fully binding on the seller’s solicitor. But, the risks are not confined to the person giving the undertaking – after all an undertaking is only as good as the person who gives it (or as good as their professional indemnity cover).

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