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PRs assenting or transferring land no longer exempt from providing identity evidence to Land Registry

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Land Registry Practice Guide 67 – “Evidence of Identity” (LRPG 67) sets out when evidence of identity is required to register transactions at the Land Registry.

However, some parties are exempt from the requirement to provide identity evidence.

Previously, LRPG 67 stated that personal representatives who assented or transferred land were exempt. At the same time it noted that, although the Land Registry did not routinely require evidence of identity for a personal representative, it might ask for this in some instances, in addition to evidence of their appointment.

The Land Registry has amended LRPG 67 so that the exemption has now been removed and evidence of identity is required. This change has been implemented as a safeguard against fraud and takes immediate effect.

The Land Registry has also amended its guidance, “Land Registry: Completing the evidence of identity panels on forms AP1, FR1 and DS2”, to reflect the change.

To find out more, speak to our Commercial Property Solicitors or call Wilson Browne on 0800 088 6004

Tom Warrender


Tom Warrender


Tom is a Partner and Commercial Property Solicitor with a wealth of experience acting for clients both locally and nationally since 2005.