Dear Land Registry,
I have been trying to obtain a fair a just investigation from Land Registry, since October 2008, I have followed very carefully Land Registry's own Complaints procedure since the beginning of my Original complaint to Land Registry,Durham.without a great deal of success, my dealings with the Senior Complaints Reviewer was friendly and very courteous but I was totally dismayed and disappointed when she closed her investigation into my allegations of misadministration , rather quickly, she did recommend that I be awarded £300 for avoidable upset and Inconvenience, this sum of money I have returned, I can not accept this payment, because the Property I Purchased has not been returned to me or the problems of ownership resolved.
I have no hesitation in Stating that Land Registry's claim that Registration and Recording of Land and Property provides owners better protection against claims of Adverse Possesion and offers them more certainty and security about what they own? is a total nonsense.
Under the Freedom of Information Act. I wish to Request answers or an explanation to the following questions.
Will you please Confirm or Deny.
(a) It is my Understanding that there is NO Legal requirement on Land Registry to check the validity of Information and documentation submitted, nor NO Legal Remit to Decide who the Legal Owner of the Property is,Land Registry's ONLY Legal obligation is to Record and Register Legally Purchased Property.
(b) How then can Land Registry,Durham.claim to have NOT Correctly Registered and Recorded all the Property Details ,which was NOT shown on a Original Land Title Deed, when Purchased in 1972.from Hartlepool Borough Council. Clearly any Documents or Copies now produced can only show the same identical property details Registered and Recorded as shown on the Original 1972. Land Title Deeds.
(c )How can Land Registry,Durham, claim to have Failed to Register and Record Correctly all Property Details which were NOT shown on my Original Land Title Deeds, CE74844, when purchased in 1984, from Hartlepool Borough Council.
(d)I received the following letter from Land Registry, dated 19th February 2009.
In English Law the same area of Freehold Land cannot be simultaneously be in the ownership of Two separate parties.and it further states that if in the Site inspection of my Property, had the Surveyor (Land Registry )
looked inside the Outhouses he would have seen that there is an Internal Wall separates the second Outhouse ( there are in fact Two Internal Walls )that are CORRECTLY and Properly in my Land Title Deeds CE74844, which is Registered and Recorded on my Original Land Title Deeds, I am the Sole owner, since my purchase of this property from Hartlepool Borough Council in 1984.
(e)By who's or What LEGAL Authority can Land Registry,Durham,REMOVE this piece of my Legal Registered and Recorded Property ( which now Physically supports my neighbours kitchen roof Extension ) and attach and include into my neighbours Land Title Deeds DU37533, I still claim that to attach this additional property to be added to DU 37533 is Fraud, and I have informed Land Registry before, without any response.
(f) Do I still own the Outbuildings clearly defined on my Original Land Title Deeds CE74844, purchased and paid for in full,from Hartlepool Borough Council in 1984, and duly Registered and Recorded with Land Registery, Durham. or NOT.?
Alan Harvey Flounders
Dear Mr. Flounders,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 26 February 2010 requesting answers or explanation to questions (a) to (f) as set out in your e-mail on Land and property registration.
I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number in any future communications.
Freedom of information officer
Land Registry Head Office
32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Tel: 020 7166 4053
[Subject only] FW: Freedom of Information request - Land and Property Registration (our ref:- Flounders-260210)
Dear Sondh, Gurmale,
I am writing to request an internal review of Land Registry's handling of my F.O.I. requests.
The F.O.I. agent refuses to answer any of my questions, to claim that they had already been investigated by the Complaints Reviewer is incorrect, she claimed they were not in her Remit.
alan harvey flounders
Dear Mr Flounders
I refer to your email requesting an internal review from the decision
given to you by Gurmale Sondh, Freedom of Information office by his email
of 8 March.
I have now concluded that review and I confirm the decision to refuse your
request. That request does no more than repeat request you originally
made, which prompted a full investigation of your complaint and the issues
it raised. The internal complaints procedure was eventually exhausted,
and you then asked the Independent Complaints Reviewer to HM Land Registry
to review your complaint. This review has also now been concluded. This
draws a line under the complaint and the issues it raised and there is
nothing further that Land Registry can say or do about the matter, in the
absence of fresh evidence.
Your letter, whilst addressed to the Freedom of Information Officer, does
not contain a request for information that has not already been addressed
and a full reply given by Land Registry.
I confirm that the Internal Review procedure has now been concluded.
Details of the Information Commissioner's Office were supplied with Mr
Sondh's letter of 8 March, if you believe you have the right in this case
to take this matter there.
Mike Westcott Rudd
Head of Corporate Legal Services
Head Office, Room 103
Tel: 020 7166 4337
GTN: 7-3504 4337
Fax: 020 7166 4307
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