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Land Registration

Land Registration

About

HM Land Registry keeps a national database which contains details of the owners of land, the extent of each parcel of land, its value and any matters which affect it. This database is updated by solicitors and conveyancers each time land is dealt with.

Not all land is registered with HM Land Registry on their database. This may be because it has not been formally dealt with in a number of years. Such land is often referred to as “unregistered” land. Any legal activity e.g. a sale or death of an owner will trigger the requirement to register this land at HM Land Registry. This is because HM Land Registry wants all land to be registered on their database.

You can also voluntarily register unregistered land. This requires an application to be made to HM Land Registry with all of the title deeds for the land. One advantage of voluntarily registering unregistered land is the reduced Land Registry fee. You will, on average, save 50% compared to if you wait until registration is triggered by a sale, death or other transaction on the land.

We can assist with large or small registration projects whether compulsory or voluntary. We have solicitors who are experts in reconstructing title deeds where they have been lost and advising on the registration of land.

Key Contacts

Stephanie Dennis - Senior Associate

Stephanie Dennis

Senior Associate

+44 (0) 1604 463372

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Denise Wilkinson - Partner

Denise Wilkinson

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532743

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Gareth Williams - Partner

Gareth Williams

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463344

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill."
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"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"I work regularly with Denise Wilkinson who is exceptional in every way.” 
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Denise Wilkinson provides excellent advice on a range of property matters in a concise and clear way which is readily understood.”

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“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"The whole team offers excellent customer service, being responsive and timely with its advice"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“A dynamic yet pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Hewitsons has high professional standards. They are well informed, cover all of our necessary disciplines and cover them well. They are always available at short notice when required.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500




Latest testimonials

Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500