Revisions to our Price Paid Data

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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

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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

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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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Sharing my interest in Agile

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I’m Jodie Ware, I’m a Customer Team Leader in Peterborough and I recently spent a day shadowing Paul Chambers, the Product Manager on one of the new digital service projects based in Croydon, to learn about how Land Registry has adopted Agile working. I already had an interest in Agile and wanted to build on…

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39 days as a user researcher

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I’ve read blogs in the past, but I’ve never written one so bear with me. I’m a User Researcher, working on the development of our new digital services, and have been for exactly 39 days.

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GeoVation: latest news on funding

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The successful GeoVation Challenge finalists, moved a step closer to receiving funding for their ideas on How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?

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Counter-fraud restriction for companies: form RQ(Co)

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We’ve recently introduced a new security measure for companies who own registered property and are concerned it might be subject to a fraudulent sale or mortgage. Tenanted, unoccupied or mortgage-free properties are known to be particularly vulnerable. Property fraud can happen in many ways. Fraudsters may attempt to acquire ownership of a property either by using a…

GeoVation camp 2015: the end process

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Nine GeoVation finalists attend the GeoVation camp in Southampton, hoping to win a share of the £101,000 prize pot by impressing the four judges with their ideas on ‘How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?’ Supported by external helpers, Chris Jones describes his experience as a Land Registry helper.

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Land Registry joins the ODI

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Land Registry is now a proud member of the Open Data Institute (ODI) – joining like-minded organisations from business, the public sector and academia. Our membership opens up a series of opportunities to discover the true value of our data. Through collaboration we are hopeful we will develop better ways of helping our customers unlock new enterprises and social value.

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Tracing the origins of Transaction Data

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The roots of our Transaction Data go all the way back to our foundation in 1862 and the first land and property applications submitted to us for registration. Over more than 150 years we’ve been amassing a rich store of information, first on paper but now in digital format. It’s the source of the data we now make available for free.

Transaction Data calculates the number of submitted applications we’ve completed, by account customers (typically conveyancers and/or lenders) in the preceding month.

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Have you remortgaged recently? Help us with our research

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As part of the plan for our new digital land registration services we’re looking to see how we can register digital applications online. To help us understand what users need we’re looking to carry out research across a number of sectors including lenders, solicitors and conveyancers, and homeowners. Are you a homeowner? We’re keen to…

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Looking back at 2014

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As 2015 begins, we have been looking back at what was a very busy 2014 for Land Registry. In 2014 our intakes were the highest they have been for over seven years. We have processed over 32 million applications which underpinned property sales worth hundreds of billions of pounds in a buoyant property market.