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Containerisation in the public sector – a new platform to improve our services

adempercem/Shutterstock.com Here at HM Land Registry we’re constantly looking at ways to improve our efficiency across a wide range of areas and how we can harness technology to help. To us, efficiency isn’t just about improving service speeds and customer interactions. It also includes the underlying infrastructure that makes improvements possible...
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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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Round 5 of the Local Digital Fund is now open

We’re thrilled to announce that the Local Digital Fund is open for applications from council-led digital projects in its fifth round of funding. In this latest open round, we’re inviting local authorities to submit proposals for alpha and beta projects across two thematic areas: development platforms and software. About the Local Digital Fund The L...
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Making the Land Registry webinars accessible by default

I joined HM Land Registry as a Registration Officer in October 2016. I've since worked in a variety of roles and supported my local office, Peterborough, in promoting diversity and inclusion and health and wellbeing. I've championed inclusion throughout the past 5 years and I thought I had a good understanding of the accessibility challenges collea...
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What’s happening with electronic signatures in the property market? 

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels One year ago, we took a revolutionary step that allows deeds signed using an electronic signature to be registered. This was the first time in the history of HM Land Registry that non-mortgage deeds signed using electronic signatures could be registered and we have been encouraged by the developments being made ...
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New fund to enhance community engagement in planning

PropTech Engagement Fund - apply by 31 August 2021 The Digital Planning team at MHCLG are delighted to announce the new PropTech Engagement Fund, set up to support the PropTech sector and local authorities to accelerate adoption of technology that will enhance community engagement and deliver a modern planning system.  Planning for the Future The P...
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Customers join new Business Gateway Community to have their say on development

Martial Red/Shutterstock.com On 12 May we launched the Business Gateway Community to an audience of 70 customers. Business Gateway application programming interfaces (APIs) allow customers to access our service from within their case management systems. Our Chief Operations Officer, Chris Pope, set out how important the forum would be in helping us...
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Complex and challenging: why land registration takes time to master

At HM Land Registry, we regularly consult with our customers and know what they value most: our expert colleagues and ease of doing business with us. They also appreciate consistency and getting things done in a reasonable timeframe. We know delays to complex register create requests cause frustration and want to assure our customers we are working...
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