Rejection Policy

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We would like to remind customers of the PRA’s policy in relation to the rejection of dealings. Currently we find that approximately 15% of applications lodged for registration are rejected.

A list of Reasons for Rejection is outlined below and in order to further assist you in ensuring that applications are correctly presented for registration, we have produced the following short video. This video covers the main reasons why an application is rejected.


An application will be rejected if it contains any one or more of the grounds listed below:

  1. Where incorrect folio and county references are quoted in a deed or assent.
  2. Where no eStamp certificate or other evidence of stamping is lodged.
  3. Where on lodgement of an application for registration of an easement as a single application, no assent to its registration is lodged.
  4. Where a residential charge dated on or after the 1st of December 2009 is not in the correct format.
  5. Where the shares in which tenancies in common are to be held are not stated in the deed or otherwise in the application.
  6. Where prescribed fees are not lodged. Applications will not be rejected on the sole basis of insufficient fees lodged.
  7. Where the deed is not properly executed or properly attested.
  8. Where transmission application in forms 35 etc. predate the date of the assent
  9. Where an assent/application is incomplete in a transmission
  10. Where the jurat to an affidavit has not been completed.
  11. Where necessary documents e.g. deed of transfer, leases etc required for registration have not been not lodged
  12. Where a deed has to be returned for amendment and re-execution
  13. Where a map is required and none is lodged either with the current dealing or in an earlier application. Where the map lodged is not acceptable for registration.
  14. The affidavit lodged does not comply with Form 1/Form 2/Form 3/Form 5/Form 6/Form 68 of the LR Rules 2012.
  15. Application under the Form 3 procedure is not appropriate in the circumstances of the case and therefore an application is required to be lodged in Form 1/2 of the LR Rules 2012.

See also Legal Office Notice No. 8 of 2010