Our Local Land Charges proposals – latest news

Over the last two months we have continued to discuss and provide regular updates about our Local Land Charges (LLC) proposals. This follows our announcement in June of legislation for Land Registry to become the sole registering authority for LLC in England and Wales. Members of our LLC Team went to Bournemouth in July to…

Centralising some of our work

Over the next few months we will gradually centralise the processing of pre-registration applications and first registrations. While centralisation may change where we process an application, customer relationships with our dedicated customer teams will be unaffected by this work. This is the next step in the development of our service – a development which has…

We’ve moved to GOV.UK

Today, 20th August our website moves to GOV.UK, the place to find information on all government services. Land Registry is one of over 300 government departments and agencies who have migrated to GOV.UK with many further agencies and departments to follow.  All government services are under one roof. The main principles of GOV.UK are that;…

Changes to our phone numbers

On 1 August we introduced a new “0300” number for our Customer Support phone line. This means that if you want to call Customer Support, you can use a number that is charged according to the standard national rate. We have also introduced new “0300” numbers for a number of our other service lines. The full…

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New counter-fraud initiative for companies

We have introduced an additional counter-fraud security measure for companies who own registered property. Some of the fraud risks faced by private individuals also apply to companies. To help to prevent and reduce the risk of identity and property fraud, we have launched form RQ(Co). This new service is similar to the RQ service for…

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Service and sacrifice: Land Registry staff in WW1

Land Registry memorial

Britain’s declaration of war on Germany on 4 August 1914 brought a united response from Land Registry’s staff. Chief Land Registrar Sir Charles Fortescue Brickdale recorded how “while enlistment was voluntary, every man of military age applied for and obtained leave to volunteer for active service. “Afterwards, when the age limits were extended, there were…

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Law Commission land registration project

The Law Commission is due to start work on a land registration project later this year and expects to publish its report, making recommendations for reform, accompanied by a draft Bill late in 2017. The Land Registration Act 2002 was implemented following a joint project between the Law Commission and Land Registry. The commission’s new…

A steel thread for our digital services

steel thread

When a suspension bridge is being built, the engineers start by flying a steel thread, known as the ‘pilot cable’ across the valley. Everything is built off of that thread. As Paul Chambers said in this blog post, the Alpha team are starting the journey of building a new digital land registry, and the Alpha…

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International study visits – how do they work?

Visits from groups originating from all over the world is a regular occurrence for Land Registry International Unit, but how do the groups get in contact, what does it involve to organise a study visit and what do the visits mean for Land Registry?

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New digital services: working on the ALPHA

Alpha

I’m Paul Chambers, Product Manager in the HM Land Registry Alpha development team.As part of our journey through our LR Connect programme, we’re building new digital services designed around our customer needs. The phase of development I’m working on is the Alpha. This follows the recent ‘proof-of-concept’ project – where we looked at ‘what can…

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Our digital journey: LR Connect

LR Connect

HM Land Registry is continuing its journey to become a digital organisation through a new change programme LR Connect. The transformation will deliver our business strategy – covering everything we do: offering new digital services, changing our culture and capabilities and becoming a more efficient organisation. Our aim is to become a leader in digital…

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