I had a similar query to R.M. Napier (‘Land consent conundrum’, letters, 4 December) in ascertaining how to approach a covenant restrictive of the user of a property that I was purchasing for a client.I accordingly searched online for ‘release of restrictive covenant HMLR’ and, lo and behold, a Land Registry blog appeared. It advised not only on deeds of release, but also on making an application to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).
This blog was compiled by the central operations manager at HM Land Registry. A subsequent telephone call to the Registry revealed that these blogs carry as much authority as the Registry’s practice guides and could be relied upon. As Michael Caine might say: ‘Not a lot of people know that.’
Barry Borman, Edgware