First Registration Property Solicitors
In Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Our trusted and experienced conveyancing solicitors are available to help you through the buying and selling process from start to finish, giving you clarity and reassurance when you need it most.

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First Registrations

However long you’ve owned your property for, a first registration with HM Land Registry can give you plenty of benefits, including ownership certainty and security. If you own any property or land that’s currently unregistered, then our MJR conveyancing solicitors can help you with any first registrations to give you ownership protection.

What is a first registration?

When you own any land or property, a first registration gives you legal proof of ownership, guaranteed by the government, and gives you protection against any fraud or false claims of ownership. It also identifies the legal boundaries of your property or land, making the process of selling, transferring, or giving it away much more straightforward if and whenever you want to do so.

Whether it’s land pr property, it should always be registered with HM Land Registry. This allows you to prove you own it without having to keep copies of titles, deeds, and any associated paperwork. While there are some exemptions, all land or property should be registered for the first time if:

  • You’ve bought it, either as a cash purchase or with a mortgage
  • You’ve been given it as a present
  • You’ve inherited it as a beneficiary in a will
  • You’ve acquired it in exchange for another property or piece of land
  • You’ve mortgaged or remortgaged it at a later date

Conveyancing services for first registrations

When you make a voluntary first registration on any land or property, our experienced team can help you with all the necessary paperwork, taking care of the full, two-part process on your behalf. This will include:

  • The completion of the initial ‘FR1’ application form
  • Full collation and organisation of your documents
  • The completion of the follow-up ‘DL’ List of Documents form
  • Sending your documents to HM Land Registry on your behalf

On its return, our conveyancing team will then review the paperwork, ensuring your documents are accurate and in order, before passing over the property title and deeds to you. This process ensures all land and property is added or transferred to the online HM Land Registry system which you can access at any time.

  • Honest advice

  • Personal one-to-one service

  • Dedicated firm

  • Local experienced team

  • Straightforward outlined costs

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How much are your first registration fees?

We offer a range of transparent, low-rate, and fixed-fee, first registration services that won’t change unless your instructions do. With no hidden fees and no hourly rates, our fixed-fee, first registration services mean you get what you need without going over budget.

Freehold SalesFeeLeasehold SalesFee
Up to 150k£850 plus VATUp to 150k£900 plus VAT
£150 to £250k£900 plus VAT£150 to £250k£950 plus VAT
£250 to 300k£950 plus VAT£250 to 300k£1,000 plus VAT
£300 to £400k£1,050 plus VAT£300 to £400k£1,100 plus VAT
£400 to £500k£1,110 plus VAT£400 to £500k£1,150 plus VAT
£500k to £600k£1,150 plus VAT£500k to £600k£1,200 plus VAT
£600 to 700k£1,200 plus VAT£600k to 700k£1,250 plus VAT
£700k to £800k£1,250 plus VAT£700k to £800k£1,300 plus VAT

Contact MJR Conveyancing Solicitors today

A first registration can be an extra step to take, but it’s an important one in the conveyancing process and the legal security of your property. Our experienced team of conveyancing solicitors will see your application through from start to finish, giving you long-term peace of mind.

For more information on first registrations for any unregistered land or property, contact our specialist conveyancing team today by calling 01243 945 054, sending a message through our contact form, or emailing us at or

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128 Middleton Road, Middleton-on-Sea, PO22 6DB

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Arcade Business Centre, 2a Arcade Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5AR

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