Any parts of the form that are not typed should be completed in
black ink and in block capitals.
If you need more room than is provided for in a panel, and your
software allows, you can expand any panel in the form. Alternatively
use continuation sheet CS and attach it to this form.
HM Land Registry is unable to give legal advice, but you can find
guidance on HM Land Registry applications (including our practice
guides for conveyancers) at
Conveyancer is a term used in this form. It is defined in rule 217A,
Land Registration Rules 2003 and includes persons authorised
under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide reserved legal services
relating to land registration and includes solicitors and licensed
For information on how HM Land Registry processes your personal
information, see our Personal Information Charter.
Record of fees paid
Particulars of under/over payments
Reference number
Fees debited £
Where there is more than one local
authority serving an area, enter the one
to which council tax or business rates are
1 Local authority serving the property:
2 Title number(s) of the property:
Insert address including postcode (if any)
or other description of the property, for
example ‘land adjoining 2 Acacia
3 P
To find out more about our fees visit
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
The fee will be charged to the account
specified in panel 7.
pplication and fee
pplication Fee paid (£)
Upgrade of title
Fee payment method
cheque made payable to 'Land Registry'
direct debit, under an agreement with Land Registry
List the documents lodged with this form.
If this application is accompanied by
Form AP1 please only complete the
corresponding panel on Form AP1 or
Form DL (if used). We only need certified
copies of deeds or documents you send
to us with HM Land Registry application
forms. Once we have made a copy of the
documents you send to us, they will be
destroyed, this applies to both originals
and certified copies.
5 Documents lodged with this form:
Provide the full name(s) of the person(s)
applying for upgrading of title. Where a
conveyancer lodges the application, this
must be the name(s) of the client(s), not
the conveyancer.
Complete as appropriate where the
applicant is a company.
6 The applicant :
For UK incorporated companies/LLPs
Registered number of company or limited liability partnership
including any prefix:
For overseas companies
(a) Territory of incorporation:
(b) Registered number in the United Kingdom including any
This panel must always be completed.
key number is only available to
professional customers, such as
If you are paying by direct debit, this will
be the account charged.
This is the address to which we will
normally send requisitions. However if
you insert an email address, we will use
this whenever possible.
We will only issue warning of cancellation
letters to conveyancers if an email
address is inserted.
7 This application is sent to Land Registry by
Key number (if applicable):
Address or UK DX box number:
Email address:
Phone no: Fax no:
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
8 The applicant applies for the title to be upgraded to
absolute good leasehold
You must place 'X' in only one box in this
List any supporting documents in panel 5
or on Form AP1 or DL (if used).
9 Entitlement to apply
The applicant is
the registered proprietor
entitled to be registered as proprietor of the registered
estate referred to in panel 2 and evidence of that entitlement
is enclosed
the proprietor of the charge dated in favour of
referred to in the charges register
interested in a registered estate which derives from the
registered estate the subject of this application and we
enclose evidence of that interest. The applicant’s interest is
as follows:
You must place 'X' in only one box in this
10 Basis of application
Where you are applying to upgrade
qualified or possessory leasehold title to
good leasehold or absolute leasehold
title (and your application is not based on
a possessory leasehold title being
registered for at least 12 years and the
proprietor being in possession of the
land), please use form CS to continue
panel 10, indicating in that form that you
are applying to convert
possessory/qualified leasehold to
good/absolute title (use the alternative
appropriate to your application) and that
documents of title to support the
application are enclosed. You are
reminded that if you are applying to
upgrade a qualified or possessory
leasehold title to absolute leasehold title,
in addition to evidence of title that would
remedy the reason why a qualified or
possessory title was granted in the first
place you should also send us evidence
of title to any unregistered superior title
and evidence of consent as set out in
section B.
(A) Freehold
application to convert possessory or quali
freehold to absolute title (not based on the land being
registered for at least 12 years and the proprietor being in
possession of the land)
Documents of title to support this application are enclosed
You should enclose any consents of
chargees of reversionary titles and/or of
superior lessor’s landlord that you have.
If you do not lodge these, we will place
entries on the register to reflect this.
Please note that a possessory leasehold
title can only be upgraded to good
leasehold title on the basis of passage of
time and possession. Applicants are
permitted to use section (C) whether they
are applying to upgrade a possessory
leasehold title to good leasehold or
absolute leasehold, but if an upgrade to
absolute leasehold title is required,
evidence of the unregistered superior title
must also be lodged as set out in section
(B) above.
Section 131 of the Land Registration Act
2002 sets out the circumstances in which
land will be treated as being in the
possession of the proprietor.
Only applicable if the applicant is not the
registered proprietor.
Give full names and explain the
applicant’s relationship with the person(s)
in possession, for example ‘The applicant
is the landlord under the lease dated…..
referred to in the charges register of the
above title and registered under title
number……..and the person in
possession is tenant under the lease and
the registered proprietor of title
(B) Leasehold
application to convert good leasehold to
absolute leasehold title
Documents of title to any unregistered superior title to
support this application are enclosed, (including any
required consents of chargees and/or superior landlord)
Any immediately superior title is registered with absolute title
(C) Freehold or leasehold
application to convert possessory to
absolute title where 12 years has elapsed since registration
The requirement of possession under sections 62(4) and (5) of
the Land Registration Act 2002 is satisfied as follows:
The applicant is in physical possession of the land in the
above title
The registered proprietor is in physical possession of the
land in the above title
The following person(s) is/are in possession of the land in
the above title:
You must be able to make this statement
or the application will be cancelled.
11 Confirmation of no adverse claims
I confirm that no claim adverse to the title of the property
has been made by virtue of an estate, right or interest
whose enforceability is preserved by virtue of the existing
entry about the class of title.
If a conveyancer is acting for the
applicant, that conveyancer must sign. If
no conveyancer is acting, the applicant
(and if more than one person then each
of them) must sign.
Signature of applicant
or their conveyancer:
If you dishonestly enter information or make a statement that you know is, or might be, untrue or misleading, and intend by doing
so to make a gain for yourself or another person, or to cause loss or the risk of loss to another person, you may commit the offence
of fraud under section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006, the maximum penalty for which is 10 years’ imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or
Failure to complete this form with proper care may result in a loss of protection under the Land Registration Act 2002 if, as a result,
a mistake is made in the re
Under section 66 of the Land Registration Act 2002 most documents (including this form) kept by the registrar relating to an
application to the registrar or referred to in the register are open to public inspection and copying. If you believe a document
contains prejudicial information, you may apply for that part of the document to be made exempt using Form EX1, under rule 136
of the Land Re
istration Rules 2003.
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