Counting the cost of your house move

Counting the Cost of Your House Move

Moving home has always been expensive, thanks historically to the costly legalities involved. However, since the credit crunch really bit into the economy, the legal costs of moving are being fast out-priced by other key areas of ‘routine’ house moves.

MapSearch proves instant success

Our new free-to-use web-based MapSearch service has proved an instant success with Business e-services customers.
A survey found that 93 per cent of users say the service will save them money and 82 per cent say it will save them time.

Lower fees pass on savings

The Land Registration Fee Order 2013 came into force on 17 March, allowing us to share the benefit of efficiency savings with our customers. The main changes were: the inclusion of scale 1 registrations of properties priced between £50,001 and £80,000 in the lowest price band (now £0-80,000), retaining the lower fee of £40 the…

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Latest technology aids customer research

A new facility at our Coventry Office is helping us improve the customer testing of our electronic products and services. The purpose-built ‘usability suite’ allows us to learn invaluable lessons from the responses of volunteers putting prototypes through their paces. Customer involvement is already integral to new launches such as MapSearch but the facility takes…

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Do more with our e-DRS service

There’s never been a better time to start using the electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS).
We have reduced the fees for electronically lodged applications that affect the whole of a registered title and activated various enhancements.

How disputes procedure has evolved

The Land Registration Act 2002 – 10 years on Part 6: Disputes procedure, alteration and rectification In the last in our series on the anniversary of the Land Registration Act 2002, a Land Registry lawyer traces how disputes procedure has evolved The last major change to the Land Registration Act 1925 (LRA 1925) brought about…

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All our latest practice guide updates

You can find the latest versions of all our practice guides on our website. The latest updates are (most recent first): April 2014 Section 4.1.F has been added to Practice Guide 67 – Evidence of identity – conveyancers to explain the situation where the application is to register a legal charge to a local authority up to…

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Former Chief Land Registrar John Pryer remembered

Land Registry has been remembering former Chief Land Registrar John Pryer who has died at the age of 84. Mr Pryer’s term of office from 1983 to 1990 saw the extension of compulsory registration to the whole of England and Wales and the opening of the Land Register to the public.

Hoppy Easter Everyone

MapSearch bunny

The first Easter Bunny legend was in the 1500s and the first story about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in the garden was published in 1680. We have only really been able to keep track of him since 1862.

Row, row, row your boat…

Boat race

With the Boat Race descending upon the River Thames this Sunday, we thought to ourselves ‘what about the properties on either side of the bank? How many registrations have there been? Can we work out how much they cost?’

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