hen registering transfers, charges, leases and other dispositions
of land, Land Registry relies on the steps that conveyancers take,
where appropriate, to verify the identity of their clients. These
checks reduce the risk of property fraud.
Where a person was not represented by a conveyancer, Land
Registry requires ‘evidence of identity’ in respect of that person,
except where the first alternative in panel 15(2) applies.
’Evidence of identity’ is evidence provided in accordance with any
current direction made by the Chief Land Registrar under section
100(4) of the Land Registration Act 2002 for the purpose of
confirming a person’s identity.
If this application is to register a transfer, lease or charge, dated
on or after 10 November 2008 and the requirement of registration
applies, complete one of the following
am a conveyancer, and I have completed panel 15
am not a conveyancer, and I have completed panel 16
Where the application is sent to Land Registry by a conveyancer
etails of conveyancer acting
If you are sending an application to register a transfer, lease or
charge, for each party to each disposition that is to be registered,
state in the table below the details of the conveyancer (if any) who
here a party is not represented by a conveyancer you must also
complete (2) below.
Full details of the evidence of
identity that is required can be
found in Practice Guide 67,
Practice Guide 67A and in
‘Completing the evidence of
identity panels on forms AP1, FR1,
and DS2’ both of which can be
found on the GOV.UK website.
The requirement of registration is
contained in section 4, Land
Registration Act 2002. Further
guidance is contained in Practice
Place ‘X’ in the appropriate box.
Conveyancer 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
Place ‘X’ in the box in the second
column if the person or firm who is
sending the application to HM Land
Registry represented that party in the
transaction. Otherwise complete the
details in the third column. If the
party is not represented insert ‘none’
in the third column.
A separate box is provided, or can be
added, for each party, as required by
panel 15(1). That includes separate
boxes for attorneys and donors
tenant, borrower or lender
address and reference