Getting a registered title
If you complete the first registrations process your rights to your property will be much better protected.
With your registered title you will be able to prove ownership without needing to keep hold of old deeds. This title will contain a description of the property, clear details of you as the owner, and the rights and obligations that are attached to the property. The title will also contain a plan outlining the boundaries.
Benefits to registering the title to your property
Owning registered property will benefit you if you do wish to transfer ownership of the property in the future. If your property is registered you can provide a copy of the register and title plan as proof of title during the conveyancing process. Buying land that is unregistered is more complicated than buying registered land, and this might cause buyers to lose interest.
Having your land registered will also leave you better protected against adverse possession claims, which could lead to you losing your land outright. The adverse possession claim process is much easier for those claiming possession of unregistered land, in comparison to claiming possession of registered land.
The difference between voluntary and compulsory first registrations
A first registration can either be compulsory or voluntary.
Voluntary first registrations
A first registration is voluntary if you already own the land, and you want to register it with the Land Registry. You would do this so you can easily prove ownership of your land and to protect yourself as the title owner, for example against claims for adverse possession.
When you go through the first registrations process, the land will be transferred from the old deeds system to the new online title registration system at the Land Registry.
On the new system all information is stored electronically.
Compulsory first registrations
A first registration is compulsory when land is transferred, often through sale or inheritance, or mortgaged. A gift of the property, a court order or a change in a trust affecting the land will also trigger a compulsory registration.
Register your property title with AWH
At AWH we understand that you want to protect your property and keep clear records of your ownership to protect yourself from losing what is rightfully yours.
When you go through the first registrations process and register your property at HM Land Registry your rights to that property will be more strongly protected.
Get in touch today for a tailored quote and get started with the first registrations process of your unregistered property.
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