Data release best practice

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Land Registry receive praise for its good data release practices, at the recent Inside Government Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data in the Public Sector event.

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Hospice patients benefit from Land Registry advice

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Two members of staff recently spent eight days providing advice to patients and their family members at Trinity hospice in Blackpool. As people who aren’t living in their home are more at risk of property fraud, advice focused on anti-fraud measures such as signing up for our free Property Alert service and registering restrictions on an empty property.

Who else wants to help improve digital services for citizens?

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Land Registry has invited local government representatives to attend our latest Digital Transformation Day (DTD). 10:00 – 15:00, Thursday 20 November 2014 Land Registry Birkenhead Office, Woodside Ferry Approach, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6DU This free event  aims to explore the latest digital service solutions for citizens. To find out more about the event, Graeme Spinney, Local…

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Geovation masters visit Swansea

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This year’s first Geovation open data masterclass took place on Thursday 16 October in Tech Hub Swansea. We partnered with Ordnance Survey to host the event, with support from IT specialists Software Alliance Wales.

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It’s a register Jim but not as we know it!

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Whilst sat watching user research on the alpha – testing on a proposed layout of the register and title plan with members of the public, it struck me how complicated these documents can be for users… Comments ran along the lines of ‘I’m not sure what this means but I’m sure a conveyancer would’ and ‘couldn’t this be…

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Big update coming to the portal this winter

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We are working to bring you a major update to the Land Registry portal this winter. The update will enable customers to access nearly every type of completed application to change the register, transfer part of registered land and apply for dispositionary first leases through the portal, even if they send us the application by post. First registration of unregistered land will remain unaffected.

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Which Land Registry website is the official one?

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Customers sometimes contact us because they’ve come across a website with “Land Registry” in its name and want to know if it’s official. Commercial service providers that aren’t part of Land Registry may use the words Land Registry in their title or descriptions. These companies can legally purchase information from us and then re-sell it at a higher…

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EuroGeographics Board membership for Land Registry

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On 28-30 September 2014 Chișinău, Moldova hosted the EuroGeographics 2014 General Assembly. EuroGeographics represents the European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities. By providing a single point of contact, they enable government, business and citizens to benefit from their collective expertise, products and services. Their mission is to further the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure…

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Local Land Charges team meets with delegates at Old Trafford

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On Monday our Local Land Charges team met with delegates from across the country at the 2014 Developing Commercialism in Local Government Conference 2014 in Manchester.

Held at Old Trafford – home of Manchester United Football Club – the event attracted delegates from across local government to network and to explore creating a culture of innovation when redesigning services.

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Getting our alpha user stories straight

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As with every good alpha we’ve been spending time discovering our main user needs for customers and stakeholders – working with them to explore what Land Registry services will look like in future. I’m Helen Cassidy, a Researcher at Land Registry – I’m part of the alpha team looking at developing our new digital services through the…

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e-DRS: 1 million applications and counting…

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We are proud to announce that we have received over a million applications through the electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS). The success of e-DRS is in no small part due to the hard work that customers have put into development and enhancement of the service alongside Land Registry’s teams and we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has been involved.

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A MacBook tattooed with trendy stickers

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I’ve recently come back to a world I’ve missed – product/service development at Land Registry. On returning to take up the role of Service Manager on the alpha, I’ve found it’s a world that’s moved on – it’s grown new limbs, ditched the old school satchel and replaced it with a MacBook tattooed with trendy…

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