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Record number of local authorities join Local Land Charges Register

A total of six councils have joined the Local Land Charges (LLC) Register this month, the highest number that have migrated in a single month.

The following authorities have joined:

  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Bromsgrove District Council
  • Hambleton District Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Redditch Borough Council
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

This significant achievement is 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.

Commenting, Local Land Charges Programme Director at HM Land Registry, Mark Kelso 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 is 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.

HM Land Registry’s business customers can use their existing portal and Business Gateway channels or their usual search providers to access local land charges data for those local authorities which have migrated.

Customers will need to continue to submit CON29 enquiries to the local authority.

For more information, read about the Local Land Charges Programme.

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