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Newark Tallents Solicitors: The pitfalls of purchasing an unregistered property

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It may come as a shock to find out that the dream property you are buying is unregistered but there’s no need to panic just yet, writes Alistair Millar from Tallents Solicitors.

The Land Registry holds the records for all registered property in England and Wales, recording who the legal owners are, any rights or covenants over the property and any charges or restrictions relating to that property.

Although voluntary land registry was introduced in 1925, it was only the late 1980s that compulsory registration was introduced following a trigger event, such as a transfer of ownership, with further trigger events such as the appointment of a new trustee, following in 2002.

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