Particulars of chargee
Classes of land charges
Particulars of land affected
Particulars of estate owner
Signature and certificate
Despatch of form
The following notes are supplied for assistance in making the application overleaf. Detailed information
for the making of all kinds of applications to the Land Charges Department is contained in Practice
Guide 63 – Land Charges – Applications for registration, official search, office copy and cancellation
which is obtainable on application at the address shown below.
1. Fees must be paid by Direct Debit under an authorised agreement with Land Registry or by cheque or
postal order made payable to “Land Registry” (see the Practice Guide referred to above).
2. The application can be typed or handwritten in black ink. If handwritten, block capitals should be
3. Please enter the full name and address of each person entitled to the benefit of the charge and on
whose behalf the application is being made.
4. This form is for use in registering any one of the following classes or sub-classes of land charge, as
specified in s.2 of the Land Charges Act 1972:
Class A Class C(i) - puisne mortgage Class D(i) - inland revenue charge
Class B Class C(ii) - limited owner’s charge Class D(ii) - restrictive covenant
Class C(iii) - general equitable charge Class D(iii) - equitable easement
Class C(iv) - estate contract
NB. To register a land charge of Class F (rights of a spouse or civil partner to occupy the matrimonial or
civil partnership home) use printed form K2. To register a Pending Action use printed form K3 and, for
a Writ or Order, printed form K4.
5. Enter the names of the administrative county and district or unitary authority area in which the land
is situated. This must be the appropriate name as set out in Practice Guide 63 – Land Charges –
Applications for registration, official search, office copy and cancellation. In London, enter
“Greater London” as the county name and the London Borough as that of the district. A short
description identifying the location of the land must also be supplied; for urban properties the postal
address will usually suffice. In other cases the description should be supplied as given in the
instrument. When this does not provide a description which identifies the location of the land, an
additional reference may be made to the land as being that defined on a plan to the instrument, but
the plan should not accompany the application.
6. A separate form is required for each estate owner against whom the land charge is to be registered.
Thus, when two persons are joint estate owners, two separate forms K1 must be supplied. “Estate
owner” is defined in s.205 of the Law of Property Act 1925.
In the case of individuals, forenames must be separated from surname and each entered in the spaces
provided. In the case of a corporate body, no such distinction arises and the printed words
“Forename(s)” and “Surname” should be deleted before entering in the spaces the corporate name in
its ordinary form (eg, “Blankshire County Council”, “John Brown and Company Limited”).
7. If you have been allocated a key number, please take care to enter this in the space provided
overleaf, whether or not you are paying fees by Direct Debit.
8. Any reference should be limited to 25 characters (including oblique strokes and punctuation).
9. An application will be rejected if it is not signed or if the certificate that it does not affect registered
land has been deleted. However, in a case of extreme urgency, where it is not practicable for the
applicant first to ascertain whether or not the land is registered, the Department will accept an
application with the certificate deleted provided that it is accompanied by a letter to the following
effect. The letter must certify that the applicant has applied for an official search of the index map at
the appropriate Land Registry office. It must also contain an undertaking that he will apply to cancel
this registration if the result of search shows that the title to the land is registered.
10. When completed, this application form should be despatched to the address shown below which is
printed in a position to fit within a standard window envelope.
Land Charges Department
Seaton Court, 2 William Prance Road,
PLYMOUTH PL6 5WS
DX 8249 PLYMOUTH (3)
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