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Practice Guide 19 clarifies requirements for conveyancer’s certificate relating to Form LL restriction

Safeguarding against fraudulent disposals of your property.

If a private individual wishes to safeguard against a fraudulent disposal of their property (such as where property is empty or tenanted), and the property is registered at the Land Registry, they can apply for the entry of a restriction on the title in Form LL.

When a document is submitted for registration, this restriction requires a conveyancer’s certificate that the person who executed the document as disponor is indeed the proprietor.

Where a property is owned by a company, no standard form of restriction exists. However a non-standard restriction may be applied for, requiring a conveyancer to certify that the disponor is the same company as the proprietor. The restriction can also require a certificate that reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that anyone who executed a deed on the company’s behalf held their stated office at the time of execution.

More information can be found in the Land Registry Practice Guide 19 – Here

Source: Practice Guide 19: notices, restrictions and the protection of third party interests in the register (12 June 2017).

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Ika Částka


Ika Částka

Senior Partner

Ika is Head of the Commercial Property team and has been advising individuals and businesses across Northamptonshire since 1986, specialising in commercial, agricultural and rural property matters for both businesses and individuals.