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Manchester Conveyancing Solicitors Property Lawyers | Ford Banks Irwin Solicitors in Manchester on Fees for Selling / Buying a House / Flat / Apartment. 

Please note: Not to be used or relied upon without legal advice. These notes are for illustration purposes ONLY
Solicitors Fees for Buying / Selling a House / Apartment / Flat
Buying a House / Flat off Plan from Property Developers / Estate Agents - New Builds

Official Searches Against The Sovereign, The Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall and The Crown Estate Commissioners

The following information and guidance is in respect of searches against:
- The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in right of Her Crown
- The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in right of Her private estates
- The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in right of Her Duchy of Lancaster
- The Duchy of Cornwall
- His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall
- The Crown Estate Commissioners.

Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers should give the name(s) to be searched in full. However, in order to simplify the searching process, the Registrar agrees to make the search in accordance with the special arrangements detailed below.   Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers should note that the must:
- give the name(s) to be searched in exactly the manner shown below, and
- provide the appropriate reference number for each name as shown.

If lodging the application by post, DX or fax using form K15 the reference number should be entered in the left hand column of the form although it is headed 'For Official Use Only'.

The Sovereign in right of The Crown

The Crown Estate Commissioners (Commissioners) do not normally deduce title when selling Property belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her Crown.  Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers should therefore apply to search:
Reference Number: 1000167
Name: The Crown Estate Commissioners
Period from: 1855
Period to: [current year]

A search will then be made against:
- The Crown Estate Commissioners
- The Commissioners of Crown Lands (a predecessor to the Commissioners)
- The Commissioners of the Woods, Forests and Land Revenues (a predecessor to the Commissioners)
- Her Majesty the Queen
- His Majesty the King
- the names of every sovereign since 1855.

The Sovereign in right of The Private Estates

Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers should when acting in the purchase of any part of the Crown's private estate from HM Queen Elizabeth II to search against each of the following sovereigns:
Reference number: 1000555
Name: HM King George V
Period from: 1910
Period to: 1936

Reference number: 1000652
Name: HM King Edward VIII
Period from: 1936
Period to: 1936

Reference number: 1000749
Name: HM King George VI
Period from: 1936
Period to: 1952

Reference number: 1000846
Name: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Period from 1952
Period to: [current year]

Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers should ensure that they include the appropriate reference number in the application. However, if title id deduced and shows that the Property came into the ownership of the sovereign on or after 6 February 1952, they need only search against HM Queen Elizabeth II and any previous owners who may be disclosed in the deduced title.

In all cases, no matter what form of name(s) was used in the application for registration to describe the sovereign, any relevant entries will be disclosed in a certificate of the result of search.

No entries under the LCA 1972 have been registered against HM Queen Victoria or HM King Edward VII.           


(All italics in this page are Crown Copyright and reproduced here for your information with permission from HM Land Registry)

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