Protect yourself from property fraud during scams awareness month

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July is scams awareness month led by Citizens Advice.

One type of fraud that can result in the victim being defrauded out of their most valuable asset – their home – is property fraud. This is why Land Registry works closely with agencies such as the police to try to detect and prevent fraud before it occurs. However, no system is ever 100 per cent effective in preventing fraud which is why we have introduced several measures home-owners can take to reduce their risk from property fraud.

The job of a User Researcher

charges prototype

Another session in the usability suite at Aviation House; the home of Government Digital Service. It’s the 3rd session that we’ve had here and it’s being shared between the Digital Charge and Digital Register View teams.

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What is ‘land banking’?


You could be forgiven for thinking that ‘land banking’, that has been in the news recently, is something to do with obsessive-compulsive property developers or a technique for beating your opponent at Monopoly. So if that isn’t the case, what exactly is it? Land banking means buying undeveloped land with the intention to split it…

Land Registry’s first Industry Day

Example of leasehold plan

Land Registry held its first product specific Industry Day on 12 May 2015. The day was designed to update the market on plans to release the new National Spatial Dataset, following the publication of the prototype dataset in March.

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Our new Chief Executive

Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar, Graham Farrant

Thurrock Council Chief Executive Graham Farrant takes up the role of Land Registry’s Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive on Monday 1 June.

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