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Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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Experience:  Solicitor LLB (Hons) 23 years of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law
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What can I do if I lose or mislay the deeds to my property?

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What can I do if I lose or mislay the deeds to my property? I live in the uk.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.

My name is Al and am happy to assist you with your enquiry.

Could you please confirm that the Land Registry have said that your Deeds are not registered?
If so, when did you purchase your property?
Is there no chance that your former Solicitor or a Bank are holding your Deeds?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
AL
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My deeds are registered withLand Registry. Irecieved them and Land registry documents when I paid off my mortgage. I have the Land Registry documents but can't findthe deeds. When I contacted Land Registry they said that as I still have the Land Registry documents I shouldn't worry as they know that I am the registered owner of the property. However I worry as my house is my childrens inheritance if they would have difficulty selling when I die. Could you please put my mind at rest. I have search the house and can't find them. Thankyou.

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

Hi again,

The Land Registry are correct- you have nothing to worry about!

There is no such thing as "Deeds" for registered Properties nowadays. All registered "Deeds" are stored electronically at the Land Registry.

As you have the Land Registry documents, that is all you need.

As and when a client sells a registered property, all his Solicitor needs to do is to go on to the Land Registry website and print off the Land Registry documents (called "Official Copies") and these are sent to the Buyers Solicitor. No documentation is required from the client to enable the Sale to proceed!

I hope this assists and puts your mind at rest.

Kind Regards
AL
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you so much Al. I have been really worried, I feel so much better now.

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

No worries!

You relax.

If you are happy with my Answer, I would be grateful if you could leave positive feedback.

Kind Regards

AL

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

Hello,

Can I be of any more assistance to you?

Kind Regards
AL