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

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Transfer of a House / Flat / Apartment
 
Official Searches of the Index Map

Registered Property
Not all the Property in England and Wales is currently registered. When Property is registered it is given a unique reference number, the title number. Any sale of registered Property is based on the registered title, details of which are held on the Deeds of that title. If the Property is unregistered, any sale, gift or first Mortgage of it will trigger first registration.


The Index Map
Land Registry keeps a computerised map based on the Ordnance Survey map. This computerised map provides an index of the Property in every registered title and pending application for first registration (rule 10(a) Land Registration Rules 2003).

Any Conveyancing Solicitors and Property Lawyers may apply, using form SIM, for an official search of the index map (rule 145 Land Registration Rules 2003). The certificate of result will show whether or not the Property searched is registered, the title numbers that affect and the type of registration that has been disclosed.  Section: Types of registrations indexed on the index map lists the different types of registration that can be revealed on the result of an official search of the index map.


Search to ascertain whether the Property is registered

An index map search is an essential part of the investigation of Property Deeds on any transaction involving unregistered Property for the following reasons:
- the Property or part of it, may have been registered already;
- a caution against first registration protecting some claim adverse to the Property of the applicant may have been registered;
- the Property may have been originally registered under the Land Registry Act 1862

Conveyancing Solicitors and Property Lawyers should be aware that the official search of the index map service is quite separate from the official copy service through which they can obtain copy title deed plans and information relating to Property known to be registered.


Types of registrations indexed on the index map

The following types of registration are indexed on the index map:
- pending applications for first registration (other than of title to a relating franchise)
- pending applications for caution against first registration (other than where the subject of the caution is a relating franchise)
- registered estates in Property;
- registered Rentcharges
- registered profits a prendre in gross
- registered affecting franchises
- cautions against first registration (other than where a the subject of the caution is a relating franchise)

The following types of registration are not indexed on the index map:
- relating franchises;
- manors

These registrations are indexed in the index of relating franchises and manors which is an index of verbal descriptions arranged by county or unitary authority.  Conveyancing Solicitors and Property Lawyers cannot search this index using form SIM.  


Forms of application

Conveyancing Solicitors and Property Lawyers should apply for an official search of the index map using the prescribed form SIM (rule 145(2) LRR 2003) or through Land Registry Telephone Services or the Internet.  Land Registry will return any application for an official search of the index map not made on the prescribed form.

Conveyancing Solicitors and Property Lawyers can obtain form SIM from any Law Stationer or Land Registry Customer Information Centre. Alternatively, the form is freely available over the Internet.

 

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

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