Using our forms for complex and more unusual transactions (PG21)

How to prepare and complete transfer forms TR1, TR2, TR5 and TP2 for transactions that are not straightforward and information on completing forms for unusual transactions (practice guide 21).

Applies to England and Wales



This guide is aimed at conveyancers.

Original documents are only required if your application is a first registration which is not based on certified copy documents.

We will return the originals once the application has been completed. If your application is not a first registration, we will only need certified copies of deeds or documents you send to us with HM Land Registry applications. Once we have made a scanned copy of the documents you send to us, they will be destroyed. This applies to both originals and certified copies.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 302 JanuaryApril 20232024 + show all updates
  1. Section 11.1 has been amended to clarify that deputies should contact the Office of the Public Guardian in situations where there may be a conflict of interest.

  2. Following customer correspondence scenario 1 in section 5 has been clarified.

  3. A new section 14 has been added to give guidance about applications involving an overseas entity.

  4. Section 14 has been added to clarify our requirements for Stamp Duty Land Tax when registering transactions involving multiple properties.

  5. Section 1.11 has been updated to set out our requirements regarding further aspects of completion of execution panels on forms. This is not new practice.

  6. Section 1.9 has been amended. This previously said that the additional provisions panel should be used if a title guarantee is being given but the panel should be used even if the title guarantee was only limited or if no title guarantee was given.

  7. Information has been added for transactions involving guardianship orders under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017, transfers made in connection with the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership and transactions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity. The name of this guide has been changed to reflect this.

  8. Section 3 has been amended to include more detail on how to complete the transfer forms for exchanges. This is not a change in practice.

  9. Sections 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.1 have been updated to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.

  10. Section 5 has been updated to illustrate when separate fees are payable when a single transfer form is used to transfer properties by multiple owners.

  11. Link to the advice we offer added.

  12. First published.