Liverpool Change Local Land Charges
Liverpool simplifies home buying process with the Local Land Charges system.
21:40 11 September 2018
Liverpool is set to migrate to the Local Land Charges online register, which has been designed to make homebuying easier for buyers, sellers, conveyancers, estate agents and local authorities.
Provided by HM Land Registry, the digitised service provides solicitors instant access to important data for land and property searches. Previously, the process takes up to 40 days.
Graham Farrant, chief executive and chief land registrar at HM Land Registry, commented: “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.
As of 3 September, HM Land Registry will provide services to anyone who needs local land charges information in the area of Liverpool. The service is hoped to boost Liverpool’s housing market.
The HM Land Registry’s service, which was first launched with the Warwick District Council, is expected to be taken advantage of several local authorities and will soon be accessible to anyone in England.