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Do our deeds need updating before sale?

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Madmog Fri 01-Mar-13 11:06:36

We have recently paid off our mortgage and the mortgage company have notified us that they have informed the Land Registry they no longer have a charge over the property and the Land Registry have updated their records. We have been sent our Charge Certificate. Many years ago I know lenders used to issue a discharge Form 53 on redemption, but sounds like things are different now.

We are thinking about selling now. Do we need to get our Charge Certificate updated to a Land Certificate or is everything in place to be able to sell on straight away. Don't want to find a buyer, then have to update deeds before being able to sell.

BobbiFleckmann Fri 01-Mar-13 11:08:48

it's all digitised now for registered land. YOu can check online that the LR have updated your record and removed the charge - costs a few pounds

Madmog Fri 01-Mar-13 13:59:06

Thanks for your reply. I wondered if things had changed as there was no mention of a discharge Form 53.

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