The cost of registering property is going up

The Land Registry is planning to increase its fees by nearly a third to boost its income in the face of falling property transactions. The Registry said that the steep fall in the number of properties changing hands had forced them into increasing their charges. The cost of registering a £100,000 property increased from £100 to £130, while homeowners registering a £1 million home will pay £550, up from £420.