Networking at the LGA Conference

HM 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 discuss the recent announcement of the results of the consultation into extending our powers and assuming statutory responsibility for a digitised Local Land Charges (LLC) register.

These proposals support wider government priorities to improve the ease of registering a property, digitise government services and make public data more easily accessible for the benefit of the wider economy.

Rhonda Griffith, Local Authority Stakeholder Manager, said:

“It was really great to meet delegates and there was a lot of interest in our proposals.

“Delegates were pleased to see that HM Land Registry is engaging with local authorities at this very early stage so that appropriate planning can take place. The Local Authority Engagement Team is now embarking on a series of visits and the conference was a perfect opportunity to kick-start this work.”

Delegates in discussion at the Land Registry stand

Having discussed the LLC proposals with delegates, HM Land Registry, with the support of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), will work collaboratively with a number of London boroughs to improve turnaround times for property searches. This will be managed by our LLC Engagement Team who will work with local authorities to understand their individual requirements.

As part of this work, HM Land Registry and DCLG will be hosting a Digital Transformation Discovery Day – an innovative event for local authorities on Wednesday 30 July at the Open Data Institute, Leeds.

If you would like to find out more about our LLC proposals, please contact a member of the team.

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LGA discussion

Duncan Keary
By Duncan Keary,
Marketing Manager at HM Land Registry