GOV.UK

Today, 20 August, our website moves to GOV.UK, the place to find information on all government services.

HM 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:

  • content is written in plain English;
  • content is proposition based – as an example, if you view search ‘land registration’ you’ll notice that results are not just for HM Land Registry. GOV.UK will give you relevant information across all government agencies and departments, for example, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for guidance on voluntary registration of land as a town or village green
  • you should be able to find content faster, both because of the GOV.UK search functionality (like Google) and through prominently placed links to commonly used content for both citizens and business customers on the Land Registry home page

And as a reminder:

  • existing web addresses and bookmarks will take you to the right place on GOV.UK;
  • our Practice Guides are unchanged and current bookmarks to them will still work;
  • our portal for Business e-services customers and Find a property will not be changing
  • If content is no longer available on GOV.UK, you will be directed to an archived page on The National Archives

We are monitoring web traffic and working with our colleagues in Government Digital Service (GDS) to ensure that users can find what they need. We’ll keep you updated.


Simon Higgins
By Simon Higgins,
Senior Marketing Manager at HM Land Registry