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Digital applications will be game-changing – for you and us

The pandemic has changed the way we work over the past 20 months, especially in the use of technology. With more of us working from home, the ability to access and work on documents online at all times has become even more critical for all of us, and the move towards paperless systems and processes has accelerated. In April this year, we took a ste...
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EXCLUSIVE - Everything Homebuyers Need To Know About Finding, Buying and Selling Property.

Complete video guide for homebuyers and sellers
Most people move on average every 15 - 20 years so its no surprise that when they do decide to go ahead they can quickly become overwhelmed and even anxious. Navigating the processes, understanding who does what and when, the costs involved, when to hire a solicitor and so on can be an absolute minefield.  Here at...
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Protect your land and property from fraud

Don't let a stranger steal your home
There has been a lot in the news lately about property being stolen and sold on without the owner knowing about it. Don't be a victim of this fraud. There are a number of steps you can take to protect your property from being fraudulently sold or mortgaged. Property Fraud: A house is sold without owner’s kno... A BBC investigation has revealed...
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How our training offer is supporting local government with day-to-day working

It’s been seven months since we launched an online library of training courses to support our local government colleagues to develop their digital skills while working remotely. In that time, we’ve had 218 applications from people working in more than 100 councils for more than 40 courses. The training library is built around a selection of funded ...
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Digital applications – making the future a reality 

Crane Hall and the Chantry near Ipswich was the first title registered in 1863 by its owner the MP Sir Fitzroy Kelly, under the first Chief Land Registrar Brent Spencer Follett. Now the Land Register contains more than 26 million registered property titles.  Since that first registration we've gone from face to face, to postal, then to electronic a...
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Simplifying conveyancing: making our digital channels easier to use

Maridav/Shutterstock.com Our absolute priority at HM Land Registry is to make our services faster for our customers. While improvements are being made through  recruiting more caseworkers and streamlining our internal processes, we believe real improvement needs to ensure we are making the most of digital technology in the way we provide our land r...
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A Home Seller’s Guide to COVID-19

In a perfect world, we'd all be able to sell our homes at the absolute perfect moment. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made selling a home a bit more complicated. In a perfect world, we'd all be able to sell our homes at the absolute perfect moment.  Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made selling a home a bit more complicated. ...
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Time-saving tips to speed up your planning applications

OoddySmile Studio/Shutterstock.com We know that delays cause frustrations for everyone. In order to speed up the time to process applications and reduce delays, we’ve collated some top tips for our customers. 1. To save time when submitting applications and reduce common errors, use our Digital Registration Service (DRS) service, available on our p...
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In-form-ed consent

The story: You’ve been working for months on a deal that required the cooperation of the seller’s ex-husband, the management company or a risk-averse mortgagee. It’s been fraught with difficulty, you’ve finally completed it and submitted the disposition for registration, only to be told the consent or certificate it took you so much time and effort...
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Automation in land registration

Over the last 18 months we have introduced electronic signatures in land registration and published our Standard promoting the use of digital ID checks. All of these are moving us a little closer to the ultimate goal – an improved, faster, data-led conveyancing process. Automation of some aspects of land registration is part of this vision. The aut...
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