Seeking market solutions for Local Land Charges

On Monday, we met with potential suppliers from across the country at our third Local Land Charges (LLC) market warming day. Held in Central London at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the event brought together potential suppliers to discuss and identify requirements for our LLC proposals. The day was opened by Ed Lester,…

Digital Transformation Discovery Day

Land Registry's Digital Transformation Day

Help us to shape how local and central government work together at Land Registry’s Digital Transformation Discovery Day. Wednesday 30 July 2014 10:00 – 14:30 Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds LS9 8AG We’re hosting our third Discovery Day for local authorities to identify better ways of working between central and local government. Run in partnership…

Old HPI search tool to be withdrawn

Old HPI Tool

On 30 April 2014, we launched an enhanced version of our Search the House Price Index (HPI) tool, in response to customer feedback. Since launch, almost half of all users have opted to use the new improved version. The rapid adoption of the new search tool means the number of customers using the old version…

Exhibiting at the local government event of the year

Networking at the LGA Conference

Land Registry met local authority delegates from across the country at the annual Local Government Association (LGA) Conference. With the Bournemouth event billed as “the biggest in the local government calendar” and regularly attracting over 1,200 delegates, this was a unique opportunity to speak to policy makers across all services. Our team was keen to…

Our House Price Index

House Price Index

We’ve been seeing a greater interest in our own House Price Index (HPI) each month, so we thought it could be a good time to provide some more information about what we publish each month and how we calculate it. Our HPI captures changes in the value of residential properties. Based on our price paid…

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In or Out? MapSearch has the answer

Tennis court

What a sporting weekend! The English stages of the Tour de France started in Yorkshire and culminated in an exciting sprint finish in London yesterday, with over 2.5 million spectators estimated to have watched it live. Whilst Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on the circuit’s 50th Grand Prix anniversary, as an ardent…

Telling stories with open data and maps

CartoDB at the Illustreets event

On Wednesday 2 July, our Head Office played host to a special event “Telling stories with open data and maps”. Organised by Illustreets and sponsored by CartoDB, the evening event invited developers, software engineers, consultants, policy makers and data users to share open-data knowledge and ideas through discussion and illustration. As well as encouraging collaboration among data…

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Land Registry takes on Local Land Charges searches

Land Registry is to become the sole registering authority for Local Land Charges (LLC) in England and Wales and the sole provider of official search results. We will hold and maintain a single digital LLC register and offer a standardised search service. Under the existing local authority-based system fees vary between £3 and £96 and…

Property Alert enhanced after winning national award

In response to customer feedback, we’ve updated our Property Alert service to allow people to monitor up to 10 properties – an increase from the previous maximum of three. Product owner Tracey Salvin said: “We have been collating feedback on the service since we trialled it and there were repeated requests to increase the number…

New feature for popular MapSearch service

A new feature has been added to our free-to-use web-based MapSearch service. MapSearch allows Business e-services customers to quickly establish whether land and property in England or Wales is registered. You can view the location of the registered land or property and obtain title numbers and details of freehold or leasehold tenure and other registered…

New guidelines for customer certifications

We have amended a number of our forms to make it simpler for conveyancers to certify they hold evidence when submitting these applications by post. This brings the certification guidance for postal applications in line with our guidance for electronic applications. Conveyancers will be able to certify they hold evidence that supports the following application…

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Our move to GOV.UK is fast approaching

Web pages on Gov UK

We’re creating pages on the GOV.UK site and releasing them in sections. You can now visit www.gov.uk and search for ‘Land Registry’ where you’ll start to see an increasing list of our content – this week our Business e-Services and practice guides went live.

Selected written guides removed

Some of our practice guides and a technical manual have been removed from our website thanks to the availability of alternative guidance. Recently we have: developed our YouTube channel to offer a wealth of tutorials and guidance videos about our Business e-services provided a number of training modules in our Customer training section integrated guidance…

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Practice guide updates

You can find the latest versions of all our practice guides on our website. The latest updates are (most recent first): June 2014 Practice guides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 14A, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 36, 41 (including supplements 1, 2, 3, 4…

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