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What are they dubious about please, the requirement to pay registration fees?
My parents are dubious about having to pay a fee to 'register the land', when they have been paying leasehold fees for many years of living at the address.
Okay. Is this a landlord's charge then or a land registry charge?
There is no landlord. My parents' mortgage was completely paid off some years ago. This is a land registry charge.
Okay, I've attached a link to the land registry charges guide (published by them) for you to look at. You will see a fees table, for registering land, and that properties work in excess of £1m do require a fee of £250. http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/75671/REGSERVFees_3_2014.pdf
Much thanks for your help. It has put our minds at rest.