Transactions such as sales and remortgages require a notice of assignment (transfer) and or charge being served to us. Your lease says we must be told about this.

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Costs for this service

  • Notice of transfer - £35
  • Notice of charge - £35
  • Notice of transfer and notice of charge - £70

What you need to know...

Notice of assignment (transfer)

When a lease is sold or passed to someone else it’s known as an assignment to the new owner or owners. The lease says that the council must be told about this.

If you've recently sold your property it is the responsibility of the buyer's solicitor to send us a notice of transfer and pay the fee so we can update our records. The notice should be issued by the seller's solicitor within one month.

Notice of charge

This is a notice confirming that a mortgage has been secured as a charge against the land registry. This notice should be served alongside the notice of transfer if you are registering a purchase.

You'll also need to issue a notice of charge if you:

  • buy a property with a mortgage
  • add someone to your mortgage
  • remortgage the property (get a new mortgage or borrow more money on your existing mortgage).