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Land Registry (Changes Of Ownership)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Attorney-General what are the average periods currently taken to record changes of ownership on registered deeds of title in all the regional offices of the Land Registry.

The average number of working days currently taken in each district land registry to register dealings with registered land are as follows:

District Land RegistryDealings with whole of registered titleDealings with part of registered title
Birkenhead2670
Croydon35120
Durham1243
Gloucester2596
Harrow2789
Lytham1488
Nottingham1559
Peterborough1355
Plymouth3694
Stevenage1967
Swansea1466
Tunbridge Wells3587
Weymouth2259
These figures include all types of dealings. There are no separate figures which relate only to dealing which give rise to a change of ownership. Dealings with part of a title take longer to register because they involve the creation of new titles for which title plans have to be prepared. There have been particular difficulties in regard to the Croydon office which it is hoped will be resolved shortly.