Mission statement

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Dear Land Registry, The mission statement for land registry is "your land and property rights; guaranteed and protected". Could you tell me the statistics that you hold to back up this statement please? In particular, in the last ten years, how many adverse possession claims have been successfully registered to the adverse possessor, when the claim was made against land
already registered with yourselves?

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Barrs

McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

Dear Mr Barrs,

Thank you for your email of 04 February 2020 requesting information about the following;

- 'The mission statement for land registry is "your land and property rights; guaranteed and protected". Could you tell me the statistics that you hold to back up this statement please? In particular, in the last ten years, how many adverse possession claims have been successfully registered to the adverse possessor, when the claim was made against land already registered with yourselves?'

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

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Yours Sincerely,

Amy McLellan
Senior Corporate Information Officer

Information Rights Team
Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email [email address]
0300 006 2651
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McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

Dear Mr Barrs,

Thank you for your email of 04 February 2020 where you requested
information about the following;

- 'The mission statement for land registry is "your land and property
rights; guaranteed and protected". Could you tell me the statistics that
you hold to back up this statement please? In particular, in the last ten
years, how many adverse possession claims have been successfully
registered to the adverse possessor, when the claim was made against land 
already registered with yourselves?'

 

Your request was dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

I can confirm that there have been 7,720 applications completed for
adverse possession on previously registered land since 01 January 2010.
Out of these 7,720 applications, 1,321 were dealing of whole (DLG) and
6,399 were transfer of part (TP).

 

With regard to your query on HM Land Registry’s mission statement, I can
confirm the following;

 

HM Land Registry’s mission statement, “Your land and property rights:
guaranteed and protected”, is a reference to the “state guarantee of
title” that HM Land Registry provides in relation to registered titles.
This state backed guarantee of title helps to underpin the integrity of
the register. HM Land Registry operates a statutory indemnity scheme;
indemnity is the statutory compensation payable under the state guarantee
of title. Please see our Practice Guide 39 for further information:

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

 

Further information on indemnity payments for the year 2018/2019 is
contained in our most recent Annual report and accounts (specifically
pages 41/42 and Appendix E) which can be accessed using the following
link:

 

[2]https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

 

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reviews will be dealt within 20 working days. If at the end of this time
we are unable to respond, we will write to you explaining the reasons and
giving you a new date. If you seek an internal review please write to:

Information Rights Team

Head Office

Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park

Croydon

CR0 2AQ

Email: [3][Land Registry request email]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) within
three months of the reply for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by HM
Land Registry. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Amy McLellan

Senior Corporate Information Officer

 

Information Rights Team

Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email [4][email address]

0300 006 2651

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