HM Land Registry have recently announced that they are improving their guidance on variations in names, making requirements much clearer.

When you send your deeds for registration to HM Land Registry, the names much match. By making a few simple checks on your application will help improve its processing time and reduce any delays.

If you would like to find out more information on all the Variations of names, there is a flowchart on the HM Land Registry website here which make the requirements clear.

Variations of names in the deeds that are sent will require evidence so it can be accounted for before the register can be updated. The documents that will be accepted as evidence include: passport, driving licence and birth certificate.

Please visit the HM Land Registry website for further information or contact our team by emailing your query to


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