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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


Ika is a member 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.