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Experience:  PGD Law. 20 years legal profession, 6 as partner in High Street Practice
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I am buying a new build 999 year leasehold flat , with a mortgage.

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I am buying a new build 999 year leasehold flat , with a mortgage. Please could you tell me what the situation is regarding the registration of the lease at the land registry. I have a very nasty and vindictive ex partner who spends her life searching these bodies to find me, I was told I could hold the registration for 5 years before I needed to legally have the lease registered. Thank you.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
What are you hoping to achieve here?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

did you manage to find any information out ?

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.





There
will usually be a covenant in the lease which specifically say that you have to
register the lease in within a certain number of days. Even if it
is not specifically mentioned, you are under a duty to do so in any event. If
you do not, freeholders are likely to compel you to register it.

In
addition, you will be in breach of your mortgage conditions which is really
heavy stuff. The solicitor will refuse not to register the property because it
also is in the interests of the lender and the mortgage and your name is registered
at the same time.



I'm
afraid that what you are hoping to achieve is impossible on these facts



I
cannot see why you are bothered because it is not possible for the public to
search a name to find an address from Land Reg, only search a given address to get the name. There are lots of other ways of finding out
where someone lives as a private investigation/tracing agency will generally
find most people (we use them often) as they often access to various other records.



If
the ex-partner finds you and starts giving you aggravation then simply refer
the matter to the police with a view to having her warmed under the Protection
from Harassment Act







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