HM Land Registry today launches its new digital Local Land Charges Register

HM Land Registry today launches its new digital Local Land Charges Register with Warwick District Council’s data the first to be available.

HM Land Registry takes another step forward in the Government’s ambition to make the home-buying process simpler, faster and cheaper.

Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar Graham Farrant said:

“Buying a house is the biggest financial investment of people’s lives. By centralising and digitising the local land charges information of local authorities in England we are helping to improve conveyancing. Search results from the new register will be instantly available in a standard, easy-to-read format. This is another significant step forward in the Government’s ambition to make the home-buying process simpler, faster and cheaper.

“Warwick District Council is leading the way by being the first local authority to migrate their local land charges data to our new register. I look forward to more local authorities joining the central register during the year.”

Warwick District Council’s Chief Executive Chris Elliott commented:

“As a forward-looking council aiming to provide the best possible service to all of our customers, we very much welcome any measures which will speed up the process of buying a home. Opening up our data to HM Land Registry will be a huge benefit not only to those wishing to purchase a home or land in our district, but also to our busy planning team.”

Read the HM Land Registry announcement 11th July 2018 in full click here.

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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