Working in Land Registry’s IT department covers a wide variety of work – a lot of which often goes unseen. Steve Phillips, Director of Information Technology writes about two recent projects to improve and refresh our IT estate.
Land Registry has today (31 March 2014), released details of the first properties registered under the Land Registry Act 1862. Anyone researching a family tree or tracing the history of a property can view or download almost 2,000 records free of charge from Land Registry’s website.
For many buying their home is the largest investment they will ever make, but how can you be sure everyone involved in a chain is who they claim to be?
We have decided to amend our ‘Official Copy by Property Description – postal’ service from the portal information services menu as of 17 March 2014.
The AP1 is most often used when applying to register changes to the register such as a new ownership or a mortgage. While too many cooks can spoil things we would always suggest seeking legal advice, but if you wanted to for example add/remove a partner’s name to the ownership you could complete the AP1 yourself and lodge it with any other required forms.