Why is your name not on your apartment / flat lease?

Unless you buy it as a new build, straight from the developer, it won’t be.

The original parties are shown on the lease and remain for the term of the lease.

It is HM Land Registry that is updated on acquiring a property (freehold or leasehold).

Conveyancers call the Land Registry entries office copies.

Essentially the office copies are the deeds. You no longer receive a bundle of historic paper deeds. The office copies are a summary of the old paper deeds.

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