Six more local authorities migrated onto HM Land Registry’s Local Land Charges Register in October, the highest number of councils to have joined in one month.
The six local authorities were:
- Bromsgrove District Council
- Redditch Borough Council
- Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- Newark and Sherwood District Council
- Hambleton District Council
- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
The Land Registry said this was a product of acceleration in local authority migrations. “These latest migrations also mark the one millionth local land charge added to the register and brings the total number of migrated local authorities to 24.”
Mark Kelso, Local Land Charges Programme Director at HM Land Registry, said: “Migrating six local authorities in one month is a significant achievement and really shows how the LLC programme is gathering pace. These most recent migrations mean that people buying property in these areas will now have access to instant LLC search results. We are working hard with local authorities across England and Wales to ensure property buyers can obtain the information they need quickly, making the conveyancing process simpler for everyone.”
HM Land Registry said it was working in partnership with local authorities across England and Wales to migrate their local land charges data to a central, digital register. Once migrated, anyone will be able to get instant online search results using the Search for Local Land Charges service.
CON29 enquiries will continue to need to be submitted to the local authority.