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CORONVIRUS: HMLR changes to property transactions during coronavirus (COVID-19)

HM Land Registry (HMLR) has announced that it will accept the 'Mercury' signing approach for deeds from  Monday 4 May.

It's also introducing some changes to their requirements to make it easier to verify identity for land transactions. 

These are all temporary measures to address the current highly unusual coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 

HMLR has made it clear that these changes are temporary and may be modified or withdrawn at short notice if, for example, they're considered to increase the risk to the register. 

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Thursday, 7th May, 2020