E-DRS reaches million milestone

A landmark in our electronic services was reached this autumn when the millionth application was received through e-DRS. We are continuing to work with customers to improve the service.

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Why we’re scanning paper applications

In August we reported that we planned to start electronically scanning paper applications at the beginning of the registration process. Scanning has now begun for some applications and their associated documents. It enables us to handle the applications more flexibly and efficiently as electronic applications, making it much easier to direct the applications to the best…

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Who else wants to help improve digital services for citizens?

Land Registry has invited local government representatives to attend our latest Digital Transformation Day (DTD). 10:00 – 15:00, Thursday 20 November 2014 Land Registry Birkenhead Office, Woodside Ferry Approach, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6DU This free event  aims to explore the latest digital service solutions for citizens. To find out more about the event, Graeme Spinney, Local…

Geovation masters visit Swansea

This year’s first Geovation open data masterclass took place on Thursday 16 October in Tech Hub Swansea. We partnered with Ordnance Survey to host the event, with support from IT specialists Software Alliance Wales.

It’s a register Jim but not as we know it!

register prototype

Whilst sat watching user research on the alpha – testing on a proposed layout of the register and title plan with members of the public, it struck me how complicated these documents can be for users… Comments ran along the lines of “I’m not sure what this means, but I’m sure a conveyancer would” and “couldn’t this be…

Big update coming to the portal this winter

We are working to bring you a major update to the Land Registry portal this winter. The update will enable customers to access nearly every type of completed application to change the register, transfer part of registered land and apply for dispositionary first leases through the portal, even if they send us the application by post. First registration of unregistered land will remain unaffected.

Which Land Registry website is the official one?

Customers sometimes contact us because they’ve come across a website with “Land Registry” in its name and want to know if it’s official. Commercial service providers that aren’t part of HM Land Registry may use the words Land Registry in their title or descriptions. These companies can legally purchase information from us and then re-sell it at a…

EuroGeographics Board membership for Land Registry

On 28-30 September 2014 Chișinău, Moldova hosted the EuroGeographics 2014 General Assembly. EuroGeographics represents the European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities. By providing a single point of contact, they enable government, business and citizens to benefit from their collective expertise, products and services. Their mission is to further the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure…

Local Land Charges team meets with delegates at Old Trafford

On Monday our Local Land Charges team met with delegates from across the country at the 2014 Developing Commercialism in Local Government Conference 2014 in Manchester.

Held at Old Trafford – home of Manchester United Football Club – the event attracted delegates from across local government to network and to explore creating a culture of innovation when redesigning services.