HMLR Issue Statement Warning Of Delays

April 3, 2020 2:18 pm

HM Land Registry (HMLR) has issued a statement highlighting that some of their services are likely to be disrupted.

Find a property, register create applications and register update application services are set to experience significant disruptions with discharge updates facing moderate disruption in times of remote working.

Whilst HMLR are working hard to prioritise services allowing property transactions to continue as normal, the following services will face slight delays and disruptions:

  • bankruptcy searches
  • land charges searches
  • local land charges searches
  • MapSearch
  • official copies of documents
  • official searches of the index map
  • official searches of part
  • official searches of whole
  • Property Alert

HMLR will extend all current cancellation dates until 1 June 2020. Until this time, warnings and cancellations will not be issued. Requests to extend a notice period or allow a further period for making objections will also be granted, if Covid-19 is causing any issues.

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