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How do we modify the land registry title for a property to

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How do we modify the land registry title for a property to indicate that it is subject to a lifetime tenancy?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: We have a written lifetime tenancy agreement and the wills of the four joint owners (friends to whom I sold the property of which I am now the lifetime tenant) stipulate that the house is subject to a lifetime tenancy to prevent any inheritor from selling the house whilst I'm alive or not in permanent care home etc. We need to enter this onto the land registry so anyone doing a property search knows the arrange
JA: Where is the land located?
Customer: meant that is in place
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope, that's it

The answer to this is quite straightforward. You register a restriction:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notices-restrictions-and-the-protection-of-third-party-interests-in-the-register/practice-guide-19-notices-restrictions-and-the-protection-of-third-party-interests-in-the-register

the 40 different kinds of restriction which you will see at the very end of the guide above.

It would probably be done by a form L restriction which is you can see needs substantial amendment. You cannot make up your own restriction, it has to be one of the standard formats but edited.

 

and you also need AP1

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/change-the-register-ap1

 

and ID1

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/verify-identity-citizen-id1

for all the parties involved.

 

There needs to be one of the latter forms for each person involved. It needs a passport sized photograph certified by a solicitor as being a true likeness. This is not needed if solicitors are doing the job but the solicitors will want different ID, usually a passport or driving licence and 1 or 2 utility bills.

 

There is also the Land Registry fee based upon the value of the house which is here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

 

Use scale 1 fees.

 

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