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HM Land Registry launches digital register

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HM Land Registry has introduced its new digital Local Land Charges (LLC) Register.

The creation of a digital LLC Register follows the launch of the first digital mortgage in April. Both mark milestones in using digital technology and data innovatively to provide quicker and simpler services for customers.

Warwick District Council will be the first to use the service. Residents in Warwick requiring local land charge searches in the local authority area will need to get them from HM Land Registry rather than going to the council.

Warwick District Council’s chief executive Chris Elliott said: “We welcome any measures which will speed up the process of buying a home.”

He added: “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.”

HM Land Registry is working with up to 26 local authorities in England this year to migrate their LLC data to a central digital register in a phased approach.

To access the LLC Register visit GOV.UK, and search for local land charges.

HM Land Registry will keep customers informed when each local authority’s LLC records are migrated to the digital register.

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