Nearly 40 years ago my husband and I bought our house in the Chilterns. It is now worth over £1 million. The house has never been registered with the Land Registry.

We have no intention of selling at the moment and I am told it is quite expensive to register the house, but would I be advised to do so? And if so, why?

Donall Murphy answers a reader's question in The Sunday Times' Home Help section. 

My house is not on the Land Registry is available to read in the November 1 issue of The Sunday Times. 

Donall is a partner in the conveyancing team.

He advises both buyers and sellers in relation to freehold and leasehold transactions, dealing with many high value properties in prime locations.

As well as his transactional work, his areas of particular expertise include lease extensions (including lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993), new leases, identifying and rectifying defective leases, probate sales, Court of Protection sales, re-mortgages, auction sales and purchases, secured lending, new build purchases, restrictive covenants, residential development and some leasehold enfranchisement matters.