Land Registry Registration Fees

01/02/2023
(Last Updated: 29/11/2023)
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The Land Registry is the centralised database for all property ownership in England and Wales. The Land Registry charges Registration Fees when making changes to the title documents held at the Land Registry.

Anyone can view who owns a property in England and Wales; whether it is a leasehold flat or a freehold title and the current cost for this is information £3. The only exception is unregistered property. The Land Registry moved online from 1996 so the number of unregistered properties is falling. Read - How to prove you own a property that is unregistered.

If you are paying a Land Registry fee you are most likely also going to be paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). SDLT is payable where interest in land is transferred between parties for more than £40,000 consideration. We can calculate your Land Registry Fee and Stamp Duty using our online calculator here.

Can you handle my application to the Land Registry?

Our hand selected panel of property solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the land registry, for a purchase, transfer, charge, notice, surrender, restriction, or removal of a land registry restriction including, but not restricted to:
  • Transferring your legal or beneficial ownership;
  • Adding or removing someone from the title deed;
  • Registering or surrendering a deed or declaration;
  • Registering or removing a form A restriction when changing between joint tenants and tenants in common;
  • Gathering the required evidence to apply to remove a mortgage or bankruptcy restriction;
  • Registering or discharging a secured loan; and more
The work involved will vary depending on your needs so tell us what you need to achieve and we'll explain the process with a fixed fee quote for our services.



What is the cost to register land at the Land Registry?

Because the of the drive to get property that historically isn't registered the Land Registry charges a reduced fee to get unregistered property logged.

Scale One
The Scale One fees relate to sale and purchase registrations or first registrations. The easy way to know if Scale One or Two fees apply is easy. If you are completely changing the names on the Land Registry title then it is Scale One. If you are only changing some of the names on the legal title then it is Scale Two.

Land Registry Scale ONE Fees

Value of Property (£)
Fee - Electronic
Fee - Postal
(New Builds or First Registration)
0 - £80,000
£20
£45
£80,001 - £100,000
£40
£95
£100,001 - £200,000
£100
£230
£200,001 - £500,000
£150
£330
£500,001 - £1,000,000
£295
£655
£1,000,001 and over
£500
£1,105
 



Scale Two
  • Transfers or assents of registered estates not for monetary consideration
  • Transfers of registered charges
  • Charges of registered estates
  • Other applications affecting registered estates
  • Surrenders of leases not for monetary consideration
  • Large scale application


Land Registry Scale TWO Fees

Value of Property (£)
Fee - Electronic
Fee - Postal
(New Builds or First Registration)
0 - £80,000
£20
£45
£80,001 - £100,000
£20
£45
£100,001 - £200,000
£30
£70
£200,001 - £500,000
£45
£100
£500,001 - £1,000,000
£65
£145
£1,000,001 and over
£140
£305
 


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