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Land Registry launches rules consultation on Local Land Charges

From 9 May, we are inviting comments on a proposed draft of Local Land Charges Rules 2017.

We have launched a consultation on the proposed draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017. The rules will provide the framework for how the Local Land Charges Register Service will work.

The Infrastructure Act 2015 provides for the transfer of responsibility for Local Land Charges from local authorities to Land Registry. To implement the changes, secondary legislation is required. Under these provisions, Land Registry will provide a single, digital Local Land Charges register.

Graham Farrant, Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar, said:

In today’s world, it is crucial that public services are available online. Customers expect to be able to access government information without delay or complication, and for a reasonable fee. With our track record for modernising land-related systems and our continually evolving digitisation programme, Land Registry is well placed to deliver the single, digital register for Local Land Charges information.

This consultation is relevant to Land Registry customers, stakeholders and others who have an interest in the property market.

The consultation will close 11 July 2016.