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

 
Please note: Not to be used or relied upon without legal advice. These notes are for illustration purposes ONLY

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Solicitors Fees for Buying / Selling a House / Apartment / Flat
 
Merger of Leases on acquisition of the freehold

When a person is entitled, in the same capacity, to the leasehold and any superior leasehold and the freehold titles to a Property, the leasehold titles will be merged if the registered owner or their Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers makes an application for merger and any entries on the inferior title deeds that would prevent merger are cancelled or removed.

The mechanics of the application depend on the circumstances of the case, as explained below. If the Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers cannot produce the Lease for any reason (for example where the Lease is not in the Lessee's possession because it affects also other Property) a short letter stating the reason for its non-production should be lodged.


Merger of registered Leases

When the freehold title is already registered, the request for closure of the leasehold title(s) may be made in panel 4 of form AP1, which should refer to the title numbers of the titles to be closed.

When the freehold title is the subject of an application for first registration, the request for merger should be made in panel 5 of form FR1 and in addition form AP1 should be lodged for closure of the leasehold title(s). The Lease should accompany the application. The registered Leasehold title can only be closed when all entries on the Property Deeds have been satisfactorily dealt with.

Any restriction on the Property Deeds should normally be withdrawn by means of a form RX3 signed by the Restrictioner or his/her Solicitor, unless a corresponding restriction is to be entered against the freehold title.

A restriction in favour of a Mortgagee will be cancelled automatically when the title is closed (and re-entered on the new title if the Mortgage is to be registered against it).

A form A restriction on dispositions by a sole owner will also be cancelled automatically on closure of the title.

An inhibition resulting from an injunction or restraint order may prevent the closure of the title, or a restriction may be entered on the freehold title, depending on the terms of the Court Order on which the entry is founded. It may be cancelled on production of an official copy of the Court Order that puts an end to the original Order.

Application by Property Solicitors and Conveyancing Lawyers should be made for the cancellation or removal of any notice on forms CN1, UN4 or UN2 as appropriate.

Evidence to support certain applications is listed below.

When a registered Mortgage appears on the title a discharge of the Mortgage or a deed of substituted security, should be produced.

Where a noted Mortgage appears on the title it should be produced with a receipt endorsed or other evidence of discharge, or a deed of substituted security.

A creditor's notice on the leasehold title will normally be entered on the freehold title. If no longer required, the notice may be cancelled on application accompanied by an office copy of the Court Order dismissing or withdrawing the petition in bankruptcy or rescinding or annulling the subsequent bankruptcy Order.

A bankruptcy inhibition registered under the Land Registration act 1925, or a restriction registered under section 86 LRA 2002, may be cancelled on production of an official copy of the Court Order under which the bankruptcy Order was rescinded or annulled.

An inhibition resulting from an injunction or restraint Order may prevent the closure of the title, or a restriction may be entered on the freehold title, depending on the terms of the Court Order on which the entry is founded. It may be cancelled on production of an official copy of the Court Order that puts an end to the original Order.

A (matrimonial) home rights notice that no longer affects the Property Deeds may be withdrawn by means of an application in form HR4. If not withdrawn or cancelled, the notice will be carried forward onto the freehold Property Deeds.

 

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

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