Registering property for the first time

Our team of expert property lawyers will make Registering your property for the first time as straightforward as possible. Securing the right property lawyer is vital; we provide a highly personalised service which meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Registering property for the first time at the Land Registry is known as ‘first registration’.

If your property is unregistered, you may wish to consider applying for a first registration.  This is generally advisable because once the registration is completed, your title is guaranteed and it will avoid complications and possibly delays when you come to sell. It also means that if the title deeds and documents are destroyed or lost, there is a legal and central record of your ownership which is easily accessible.  Registering your property is also a fraud prevention measure because who the land belongs to is clear and you can register for notifications from the Land Registry is anyone tries to deal with your property.

If you hold the Deeds to the property, the process to register it will be straight forward.

If you don’t hold the Deeds, perhaps because they have been lost or destroyed, we can still assist but there will be additional work preparing the evidence that the Land Registry require.

Why Choose Biscoes?

Every client benefits from a designated lawyer to oversee the transaction from the point of instruction through to completion. We also have an Internal Locum who provides cover in the event your designated lawyer is unwell or on holiday, to ensure there is no delay to your matter.

Our Residential Property Team have many years’ experience assisting clients to register properties across the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Hampshire and beyond. Biscoes are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which is a recognised quality standard for firms in the industry undertaking Residential Conveyancing.

We will provide a full breakdown of the likely costs of the transaction at the outset.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact our Residential Property Team on 01983 533938.

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