Increase to HM Land Registry fees

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The Land Registry are increasing their application fees for first registrations and the registration of transfers, leases and mortgages of properties for the first time since 2009.

There is an 11% increase for all electronic applications and a 21% increase for postal submissions.

The aim is for this to help the Land Registry become digitalised quicker.

For example, all new applications for a new entry on the register will cost £20 if done electronically, or £40 when done via the post.

This new price increase will affect all applications lodged after 31st January 2022, therefore if you complete on or after this date you will be affected by this new price increase. Below is an example of the fee changes for the transfers or surrenders which affect the whole of a registered title:

It is important to note that although you may exchange prior to this date, you may still have to pay on the new fee scale as completion may take place after the cut off date for the price change.

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