Form AP1 "Application to Change the Register" - United Kingdom

What Is an AP1 Form?

Form AP1, Application to Change the Register, is an official document completed by owners of the registered property or their representatives who wish to update the existing register once certain information changes. Whether you want to correct your addresses and contact details of your agents, change your name or gender on the register, transfer the property ownership if you sold it or have given it away, or confirm you have finished paying off your mortgage, this is the application for you. Once the documentation is reviewed, you will be notified about the change in the register.

Alternate Name:

  • Land Registry Form AP1.

This form was issued by the HM Land Registry, a division of the Home Office. The latest version of the document was released on April 1, 2020, with all previous editions obsolete. Download a fillable AP1 Form via the link below.

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How to Fill in Form AP1?

Follow these steps to prepare Form AP1:

  1. Name the local authority that serves the property - it can be a district council or a county borough - and record the title number of the property.
  2. Check the box to demonstrate whether the application affects the entire title or its part.
  3. State the names of all your applications and the number of fees you have to pay. Choose the method of payment. In certain cases, you can be exempt from paying Form AP1 fees - for instance, when you want to change the last name of the person recorded in the register. Record the price of the property or its value if there was no transfer.
  4. List the documents you haved attached to the application - you are not required to provide original documentation, certified copies will be enough. Depending on the nature of the application, you need to enclose a cancellation of charges form, a marriage certificate, or some other document that confirms your statements.
  5. Write down your name. If you file on behalf of the company, indicate its name and registered number.
  6. Enter the contact information of the applicant and add the details of the third party that must be notified of the change.
  7. Check the box to confirm the postal address for further correspondence.
  8. In case you have transferred your property, name the individual or company that becomes its proprietor.
  9. If you are filing an application because of the registrable disposition, check the appropriate box. In case you are affected by certain interests - for example, leases, franchises, crown rents, or easements, - disclose them in the document.
  10. Confirm your identity. Since the application can be completed by the conveyancer - an individual authorised to provide legal services that involve land registration, they must share their own information and the details of their client.
  11. Name the person represented by the conveyancer - it can be a landlord, tenant, transferor, transferee, lender, or borrower. State the name, address, and reference of the conveyancer.
  12. Certify the identity of the applicant has been verified and attach evidence of identity.
  13. Sign and date the form. It can be signed by one applicant, several applicants, or their conveyancer.

Where to Send an AP1 Form?

Form AP1 mailing address depends on your status:

  1. If you are a member of the public, mail the documentation to the HM Land Registry Citizen Centre, PO Box 74, Gloucester, GL 14 9BB.
  2. If you are a business customer with a Royal Mail address, indicate the name of your local Land Registry office on the envelope after completing Form AP1 and submit the application to the HM Land Registry, PO Box 75, Gloucester, GL14 9BD.
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Any parts of the form that are not typed should be completed in
HM LAND REGISTRY USE ONLY
black ink and in block capitals.
Record of fees paid
If you need more room than is provided for in a panel, and your
software allows, you can expand any panel in the form. Alternatively
use continuation sheet CS and attach it to this form.
Particulars of under/over payments
HM Land Registry is unable to give legal advice, but you can find
guidance on HM Land Registry applications (including our practice
guides for conveyancers) at www.gov.uk/land-registry.
Conveyancer is a term used in this form. It is defined in rule 217A,
Land Registration Rules 2003 and includes persons authorised
Reference number
under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide reserved legal services
relating to land registration and includes solicitors and licensed
Fees debited £
conveyancers.
For information on how HM Land Registry processes your personal
information, see our
Personal Information
Charter.
Where there is more than one local
1
Local authority serving the property:
authority serving an area, enter the one
to which council tax or business rates are
Full postcode of property (if any):
normally paid.
Enter the title number of each title that
2
Title number(s) of the property:
requires an entry to be made in that
register.
3
The application affects
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
the whole of the title(s)
Give a brief description of the part
part of the title(s) as shown:
affected, for example ‘edged red on the
plan to the transfer dated ……….’.
4
Application, priority and fees
To find out more about our fees visit
www.gov.uk/government/collections/fees-
Applications in priority
Price paid/Value
Fees paid
land-registry-guides
order
(£)
(£)
Remember restrictions in deeds may
apply to other deeds of lower priority in
this list, unless you specify otherwise.
Total fees (£)
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
Fee payment method
cheque made payable to 'Land Registry'
The fee will be charged to the account
specified in panel 7.
direct debit, under an agreement with Land Registry
Any parts of the form that are not typed should be completed in
HM LAND REGISTRY USE ONLY
black ink and in block capitals.
Record of fees paid
If you need more room than is provided for in a panel, and your
software allows, you can expand any panel in the form. Alternatively
use continuation sheet CS and attach it to this form.
Particulars of under/over payments
HM Land Registry is unable to give legal advice, but you can find
guidance on HM Land Registry applications (including our practice
guides for conveyancers) at www.gov.uk/land-registry.
Conveyancer is a term used in this form. It is defined in rule 217A,
Land Registration Rules 2003 and includes persons authorised
Reference number
under the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide reserved legal services
relating to land registration and includes solicitors and licensed
Fees debited £
conveyancers.
For information on how HM Land Registry processes your personal
information, see our
Personal Information
Charter.
Where there is more than one local
1
Local authority serving the property:
authority serving an area, enter the one
to which council tax or business rates are
Full postcode of property (if any):
normally paid.
Enter the title number of each title that
2
Title number(s) of the property:
requires an entry to be made in that
register.
3
The application affects
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
the whole of the title(s)
Give a brief description of the part
part of the title(s) as shown:
affected, for example ‘edged red on the
plan to the transfer dated ……….’.
4
Application, priority and fees
To find out more about our fees visit
www.gov.uk/government/collections/fees-
Applications in priority
Price paid/Value
Fees paid
land-registry-guides
order
(£)
(£)
Remember restrictions in deeds may
apply to other deeds of lower priority in
this list, unless you specify otherwise.
Total fees (£)
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
Fee payment method
cheque made payable to 'Land Registry'
The fee will be charged to the account
specified in panel 7.
direct debit, under an agreement with Land Registry
List the documents lodged with this form.
5
Documents lodged with this form:
We only need certified copies of deeds or
documents you send to us with HM Land
Registry application forms. Once we
have made a copy of the documents you
send to us, they will be destroyed, this
applies to both originals and certified
copies
Provide the full name(s) of the person(s)
6
The applicant:
applying to change the register. Where a
conveyancer lodges the application, this
must be the name(s) of the client(s), not
the conveyancer.
Complete as appropriate where the
For UK incorporated companies/LLPs
applicant is a company. Also, for an
overseas company, unless an
Registered number of company or limited liability partnership
arrangement with HM Land Registry
including any prefix:
exists, lodge either a certificate in Form 7
in Schedule 3 to the Land Registration
Rules 2003 or a certified copy of the
For overseas companies
constitution in English or Welsh, or other
(a) Territory of incorporation:
evidence permitted by rule 183 of the
Land Registration Rules 2003.
(b) Registered number in the United Kingdom including any
prefix:
This panel must always be completed.
7
This application is sent to Land Registry by
A key number is only available to
Key number (if applicable):
professional customers, such as
solicitors.
Name:
Address or UK DX box number:
If you are paying by direct debit, this will
be the account charged.
This is the address to which we will
normally send requisitions. However if
Email address:
you insert an email address, we will use
this whenever possible.
Reference:
We will only issue warning of cancellation
letters to conveyancers if an email
address is inserted.
Phone no:
Fax no:
Complete this panel if you want us to
8
Third party notification
notify someone else that we have
Name:
completed this application.
Address or UK DX box number:
Email address:
Reference:
9
The address(es) for service for each proprietor of the registered
estate(s) to be entered in the register is
Place 'X' in the appropriate box.
the address of the property (where this is a single postal
address)
In this and panel 10, each proprietor may
give up to three addresses for service,
the address(es) for service from the transfer/assent
one of which must be a postal address
whether or not in the UK (including the
(for existing proprietors who are remaining in the register)
postcode, if any). The others can be any
combination of a postal address, a UK
the current address(es) for service in the register
DX box number or an electronic address.
the following address(es):
Where a charge has an MD
10
Name and address(es) for service of the proprietor of any new
reference we will ignore an address
charge to be entered in the register:
given in this panel unless the charge
is in favour of a United Kingdom bank
and neither the charge form nor any
agreement we have with the lender
specifies an address for service.
For permitted addresses see note to
panel 9.
For UK incorporated companies/LLPs
Registered number of company or limited liability partnership
Complete as appropriate where the
lender is a company. Also, for an
including any prefix:
overseas company, unless an
arrangement with HM Land Registry
For overseas companies
exists, lodge either a certificate in
Form 7 in Schedule 3 to the Land
(a) Territory of incorporation:
Registration Rules 2003 or a certified
copy of the constitution in English or
(b) Registered number in the United Kingdom including any prefix:
Welsh, or other evidence permitted
by rule 183 of the Land Registration
Rules 2003.
If this statement applies (i) place ‘X’
11
Disclosable overriding interests
in the box and (ii) enclose Form DI.
This application relates to a registrable disposition and
Section 27 of the Land Registration
Act 2002 lists the registrable
disclosable overriding interests affect the registered estate.
dispositions.
Rule 57 of the Land Registration
Rules 2003 sets out the disclosable
overriding interests that you must tell
us about.
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Confirmation of identity
When registering transfers, charges, leases and other dispositions
of land, or giving effect to a discharge or release of a registered
charge, Land Registry relies on the steps that conveyancers take,
where appropriate, to verify the identity of their clients. These
checks reduce the risk of property fraud.
Where a person was not represented by a conveyancer, Land
Full details of the evidence of
Registry requires ‘evidence of identity’ in respect of that person,
identity that is required can be
found in
Practice Guide 67,
except where the first alternative in panel 13(2) applies.
Practice Guide 67A
and in
‘Completing the evidence of
identity panels on forms AP1, FR1,
’Evidence of identity’ is evidence provided in accordance with any
and DS2’
both of which can be
current direction made by the Chief Land Registrar under section
found on the GOV.UK website.
100(4) of the Land Registration Act 2002 for the purpose of
confirming a person’s identity.
If this application is to register a transfer, lease or charge, or to
give effect to a discharge in Form DS1 or a release in Form DS3
complete one of the following
I am a conveyancer, and I have completed panel 13
I am not a conveyancer, and I have completed panel 14
Place ‘X’ in the appropriate box.
Conveyancer is defined in rule 217A,
Land Registration Rules 2003 and
includes persons authorised under
the Legal Services Act 2007 to
provide reserved legal services
relating to land registration and
includes solicitors and licensed
conveyancers.
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Where the application is sent to Land Registry by a conveyancer
(1) Details of conveyancer acting
If you are sending an application to register a transfer, lease or
charge, for each party to each disposition that is to be registered
state in the table below the details of the conveyancer (if any) who
represented them.
Where a party is not represented by a conveyancer you must also
complete (2) below.
Place ‘X’ in the box in the second
Name of transferor,
Conveyancer’s name, address
column if the person or firm who is
landlord, transferee,
and reference
sending the application to HM Land
tenant, borrower or lender
Registry represented that party in the
transaction. Otherwise complete the
details in the third column. If the party
is not represented insert ‘none’ in the
third column.
Reference:
A separate box is provided, or can be
added, for each party, as required by
panel 13(1). That includes separate
boxes for attorneys and donors
where appropriate.
Reference:
Reference:
Reference:
Reference:
If you are sending an application to give effect to a discharge in
Form DS1 or release in Form DS3 for each lender, state in the
table below the details of the conveyancer (if any) who
represented them.
Where a lender is not represented by a conveyancer you must
also complete (2) below.
Place ‘X’ in the box in the second
Name of lender
Conveyancer’s name, address
column if the person or firm who is
and reference
sending the application to HM Land
Registry represented that party in the
transaction. Otherwise complete the
details in the third column. If the party
is not represented insert ‘none’ in the
third column.
Reference:
A separate box is provided, or can be
added, for each party, as required by
panel 13(1). That includes separate
boxes for attorneys and donors
where appropriate.
Reference:
(2) Evidence of identity
Where any transferor, landlord, transferee, tenant, borrower or
lender listed in (1) was not represented by a conveyancer
Place ‘X’ in the appropriate box(es).
I confirm that I am satisfied that sufficient steps have been
taken to verify the identity of
Insert the name of each
unrepresented transferor, landlord,
transferee, tenant, borrower or lender
for whom you give this confirmation.
and that they are the registered proprietor or have the right to
be registered as the registered proprietor
Evidence of identity is defined in
I enclose evidence of identity in respect of each
panel 12. Full details of the
unrepresented transferor, landlord, transferee, tenant,
evidence of identity that is
borrower or lender for whom I have not provided the
required can be found in
Practice
Guide 67
and
Practice Guide 67A
confirmation above
available on the GOV.UK website.
14
Where the application is sent to Land Registry by someone who is
not a conveyancer
(1) Details of conveyancer acting
If you are sending an application to register a transfer, lease or
charge (ie a mortgage), for each party to each disposition that is
to be registered, state in the table below the details of the
conveyancer (if any) who represented them.
You must also complete (2) below.
If the party is not represented insert
Name of transferor, landlord,
Conveyancer’s name, address
‘none’ in the second column.
transferee, tenant, borrower or
and reference
lender
A separate box is provided, or can be
added, for each party, as required by
panel 14(1). That includes separate
Reference:
boxes for attorneys and donors
where appropriate.
Reference:
Reference:
Reference:
Reference:
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