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.
Hundreds of callers have used Land Registry’s property fraud line to access help in the two years since its launch. The property fraud line was launched on 5 February 2013 for home-owners to alert Land Registry if they are worried their property might be subject to a fraudulent sale or mortgage.
Nine GeoVation finalists attend the GeoVation camp in Southampton, hoping to win a share of the £101,000 prize pot by impressing the four judges with their ideas on ‘How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?’ Supported by external helpers, Chris Jones describes his experience as a Land Registry helper.
Land Registry is now a proud member of the Open Data Institute (ODI) – joining like-minded organisations from business, the public sector and academia. Our membership opens up a series of opportunities to discover the true value of our data. Through collaboration we are hopeful we will develop better ways of helping our customers unlock new enterprises and social value.
The roots of our Transaction Data go all the way back to our foundation in 1862 and the first land and property applications submitted to us for registration. Over more than 150 years we’ve been amassing a rich store of information, first on paper but now in digital format. It’s the source of the data we now make available for free.
Transaction Data calculates the number of submitted applications we’ve completed, by account customers (typically conveyancers and/or lenders) in the preceding month.
As part of the plan for our new digital land registration services we’re looking to see how we can register digital applications online. To help us understand what users need we’re looking to carry out research across a number of sectors including lenders, solicitors and conveyancers, and homeowners. Are you a homeowner? We’re keen to…
As 2015 begins, we have been looking back at what was a very busy 2014 for Land Registry. In 2014 our intakes were the highest they have been for over seven years. We have processed over 32 million applications which underpinned property sales worth hundreds of billions of pounds in a buoyant property market.
We passed the Digital by Default standard assessment – so what’s next for continuing our journey to develop our new digital services? We’re kicking off the next phase of development and moving into Beta. Our teams will be split into the different services we’ll offer, these include: Property page We’ll be launching individual pages for each property…