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04 May 2020

Priority Searches at Land Registry

Conveyancing and COVID-19 Updates

Members will be aware of the Revised Emergency Practice Note from Land Registry dated 28th April 2020.

The Society had raised a query in response to this Note in relation to priority searches and whether the Note constituted the re-opening of the Registry for the purposes of time running for priority searches and Rule 188. It has been confirmed that the Note does not constitute re-opening of the Registry and time is not running for priority searches. The Note dated 28th April 2020 has not changed anything in this regard.


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