A direct debit system
Either the office or the client account.
If a direct debit payment is to be taken from a client account for the payment of Land Registry application fees, the signature of a person,within one of the categories listed in rule 23(1), on the application for registration will constitute the specific authority required by rule 23(1).
Rule 23 Note vii
Care must be taken to ensure that sufficient uncommitted funds are held in the client account for the particular client before signing the authority.
Yes, if other clients’ money has been used as a result. - Rule 23 note vii
- Yes. If the Land Registry takes a sum from the solicitor’s client account greater than that specified on the application, without a specific authority for the revised sum being in place as required by rule 23. In order that the solicitor can comply with the rules, the Land Registry will need to contact the solicitor before taking the revised
- amount, so that the necessary authority may be signed prior to the revised amount being taken. - Rule 23 note viii
The solicitor must first need to check that there is sufficient money held in client account for the client and, if there is, that it is not committed to some other purpose - Rule 23, note ix