Land Registry’s Property Alert service was shortlisted this week in the Real IT Awards ‘Innovation in Business’ category.

To be shortlisted the service was required to have “used proven technology in a particularly innovative way”.

Our Property Alert service is a free property monitoring service for anyone who feels a registered property could be at risk from fraud. There is an increased risk of fraud when:

  • a property is empty or has been bought to let
  • an owner is spending time abroad or absent
  • the owner is infirm or in a nursing or care home
  • a relationship breaks down
  • a property has no mortgage.

Liz Taylder, Product Owner said: “We are delighted that Property Alert has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. Putting the customer at the heart of this electronic service has been key to its success. When developing Property Alert we concentrated on simplicity and ease of use, involving customers at every stage of development.  It’s fantastic that the service has been recognised in this way.”

Now in its tenth year, the Real IT Awards – “by the members, for the members” – acknowledge the ingenious approaches and extraordinary achievements of corporate IT in stimulating a business’s success.

Winners will be announced on 15 May.

Tracey Salvin
By Tracey Salvin,
Product Manager at HM Land Registry