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Land Registry

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The Land Registry is a British government agency that administers the Land Register, which records all land registrations in England and Wales. Whenever land is sold, transferred or mortgaged, the details must be registered, compulsorily, with the Land Registry.

The Land Register
Each entry (known as the register of title) in the Land Register comprises several elements:
Bullet Point description of the property;
Bullet Point name of the property owner;
Bullet Point name of the mortgage lender (if the property is mortgaged);
Bullet Point price of the property (if registered since April 1st, 2000);
Bullet Point plan showing the location and dimensions of the property;
Bullet Point information about rights of way, covenants and known conditions affecting the property.

Land Registry Funding
The Land Registry is funded by the fees it charges to register changes in property ownership and also by fees for enquiries about individual properties. The level of fees charged for registering a change of ownership depends on the price of the property.

Land Registry Registration Fees
The current fees levied by the Land Registry for registering the purchase of a property are as follows:
Bullet Point Price up to £50,000 Fee = £40.00;
Bullet Point £50,001 to £80,000 Fee = £60.00;
Bullet Point £80,001 to £100,000 Fee = £100.00;
Bullet Point £100,001 to £200,000 Fee = £150.00;
Bullet Point £200,001 to £500,000 Fee = £220.00;
Bullet Point £500,001 to £1,000,000 Fee = £420.00;
Bullet Point Price over £1,000,000 Fee = £700.00.

The current fees levied by the Land Registry for registering the re-mortgage or transfer of a property are as follows:
Bullet Point Price up to £100,000 Fee = £40.00;
Bullet Point £100,001 to £200,000 Fee = £50.00;
Bullet Point £200,001 to £500,000 Fee = £70.00;
Bullet Point £500,001 to £1,000,000 Fee = £100.00;
Bullet Point Price over £1,000,000 Fee = £200.00.

The registration fee is normally paid by the purchaser’s (or borrower’s) solicitor, on their behalf.

Summary
Bullet Point The Land Registry records all property transactions in England and Wales;
Bullet Point the scale of fees for registering a property transaction depends on the value of the property;
Bullet Point the Land Registry website offers an easy to use online fee calculator.

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