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


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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Working together to improve property development processes

Property developer discovery day

We recently ran a Property Developer discovery workshop to get together property developer industry experts. Our aim was to help identify some of the big property development mapping, legal and process problems. We looked at what’s going well, current challenges and what could be improved with digital innovation, through the development of our new digital…

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Revisions to our Price Paid Data


To release data at the earliest opportunity, we record the Price Paid Data at the initial stage of sale registration. This means that sometimes while processing a case, we identify revisions that need to be made. These revisions are included in the ‘current month’ file.

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World Bank ‘Land and Poverty Conference 2015′ discuss land reforms


At the annual World Bank Land and Poverty conference in Washington DC, land experts from across the globe will debate the links between secure land tenure and prosperity. Julie Barry, Land Registry’s Head of International Relations has been invited to speak about our approach to business resilience to meet our customer demands.

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Developing a Digital Charge: the buzz of a fresh challenge

digital charge

What makes a person like me take on a new role that’s so far outside their comfort zone? Firstly there’s the new technology – using MacBooks and whole new systems to learn and navigate around. Then there’s the Agile way of working with scrums and sprints, and trying to understand the language of user experience and…

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A new data opportunity for our Property page Beta

A couple of months ago we started the next phase of development for our new digital services. Since then our Beta teams have been busy progressing those services – including the Property page Beta. The Property page will be an individual page on every property in England & Wales on GOV.UK. It will allow people…

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