Guidance: Statements of truth (PG73)

Land Registry

November 16
06:00 2020


This guide gives information about the use of statements of truth in support of applications to HM Land Registry. It does not purport to give guidance on the use of statements of truth for any other purpose.

It is aimed at members of the public, companies, local authorities, other corporate bodies and conveyancers, and you should interpret references to you accordingly. HM Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

We only provide factual information and impartial advice about our procedures. Read more about the advice we give.

Published 31 January 2011
Last updated 16 November 2020 +show all updates
  1. Section 1 has been amended to clarify what we will do if the statement of truth or statutory declaration contains errors or omissions.

  2. Section 3 has been amended to confirm the signature to a statement of truth must be in wet ink. This is not a change in practice.

  3. Section 5 has been amended to clarify our existing requirements for the date of a statement of truth.

  4. Section 1 has been updated to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for an application for first registration.

  5. The guide had been amended to refer to a new form ST5 created to support applications to cancel Form A restrictions. Link to the advice we offer added.

  6. Welsh translation added.

  7. First published.

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