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Land registry fees increase for first time since 2009

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  • 04/11/2021
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Land registry fees increase for first time since 2009
HM Land Registry’s land registration fees will rise from 31 January, the first increase since 2009.

 

This will affect applications for first registration and for the registration of transfers, leases and the mortgaging of property. 

The fee for applications submitted electronically will increase by 11 per cent while those submitted by post will go up by 21 per cent. 

For Scale 1 applications for first registration and change of ownership for monetary value, the new fee for the lowest property value band of zero to £80,000 will be £45, a difference of £5. For properties worth £1m and over, the fee has increased from £910 to £1,105. 

Scale 2 applications which include the registration of a charge and the transfer of ownership for no monetary value will also be affected.  

There have also been changes made to fees and exemptions such as the update to fees for obtaining historical copies of the register. These will be amended to align with the fees for official copies of the register. 

HM Land Registry said the increases would allow it to move forward with plans to deliver what customers need, including “more consistency and speed in service”. It said it would do this by investing in both “operational capacity and accelerating the digitalisation and automation of services”. 

 

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