Form AP1 Application to Register Assignment of Lease
The PROP.MAN.44 - Form AP1 Application to Register Assignment of Lease is
the form prescribed by the Land Registry to register the transfer of a
The up to date version of it can be found on the government website by
clicking on this link to the relevant page:
The document can be downloaded as a word document or a PDF. Once you have
opened the document in your preferred format, you should save a copy to a
location of your choice. Simply enter the relevant details in the blank
spaces and check the boxes where appropriate. The remainder of the form
(including the notes) should not be altered as it is in the Land Registry’s
Land Registry Form AP1 should be completed and sent to the Land Registry,
together with Form TR1, if the property is in England, the stamp duty land
tax certificate (if a Land Transaction Return is required to be submitted
to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)), or if the property is in Wales, the
Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA) certificate (if a Land Transaction Tax return
is to be submitted to the WRA) and a cheque for the application fee, as
soon as possible after the assignment has taken place. An assignment of a
Registered Lease is not properly effective until it has been registered at
the Land Registry so this is an essential step.
The Land Registry has various offices. To find the appropriate office for
your application please see:
In panel 1, enter the name of local authority serving the property and the
property’s full postcode – this information will appear on the official
copies of the lease’s registered title.
In panel 2, enter the title number of the property – this information will
appear on the official copies of the lease’s registered title.
In panel 3, check the first box if the application affects the whole of the
leasehold title (i.e. there has been an assignment of the whole of the
In panel 4, enter “transfer of registered lease” to describe the
application. If a premium is paid for the assignment, enter this in the
“Price paid/Value” column. Otherwise, enter “nil”. In the “Fees paid”
column, enter the appropriate fee – this can be calculated at:
In panel 5, list the documents you are enclosing. These will include the
original or a certified copy of Form TR1 (the date and parties to the
transfer should be noted here) and if the property is in England, the stamp
duty land tax certificate (if a Land Transaction Return is required to be
submitted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)), or if the property is in
Wales, the Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA) certificate (if a Land Transaction
Tax return is to be submitted to the WRA).
It will probably also be necessary to enclose evidence of identity for each
party to the Assignment. See the commentary on panels 12-14 below.
In panel 6, enter the Assignee’s name and (if applicable) company number.
In panel 7, enter the name and address and other details of the person who
is submitting the application on behalf of the Assignee.
Panel 8 can be left blank.
In panel 9, check the box that indicates that the Assignee’s address for
service should be taken from Form TR1.
Panel 10 can be left blank.
Panel 11 can be left blank unless the property is affected by “disclosable
overriding interests”. This is a complex area and you should seek legal
advice if necessary.
Panel 12 is concerned with confirmation of identity. By requiring this
confirmation the Land Registry is seeking to reduce fraudulent property
transactions. Check the second box if the application is not made by a
conveyancer (e.g. a solicitor).
Panel 13 can be left blank unless you are a conveyancer.
In Panel 14, give details of the Assignor and Assignee and their
conveyancers (if any) in section (1). In section (2) check the boxes to
confirm that evidence of identification is enclosed for the Assignee and,
if the Assignor was not represented by a conveyancer, the Assignor.
Guidance can be found by clicking the link in the margin of Form AP1.
In Panel 15, sign on the “signature of applicant” line.