Social media use
What we share and how we moderate comments on our social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
We have two Twitter accounts:
@HMLandRegistry tweets about publications, data releases and changes to our processes or services. We accept messages in English and Welsh and respond accordingly, in line with our Welsh language scheme.
@LRTechSupport offers technical support for all our external services: Business e-services (the portal), Business Gateway, Find a property, Property Alert and INSPIRE Index Polygons.
We also maintain:
- a support forum
- a YouTube channel
- a LinkedIn company page (and groups)
- a Facebook page
- a Google+ account
Our social media accounts are actively monitored and managed between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
These sites may occasionally become unavailable. We will not accept responsibility for lack of service due to downtime.
Confidentiality and security
We cannot discuss individual cases on our social media channels. We will not ask you to disclose personal or payment information via these channels or by email. If you receive such a message, do not respond - it is not from HM Land Registry and may be malicious.
We welcome recommendations, feedback and ideas from our followers and aim to add value to conversations where we can.
We will read all inbound messages and ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in HM Land Registry. Due to resource constraints, we won’t always be able to reply individually to the messages we receive.
To keep conversations open and public, we prefer not to send or receive direct messages on Twitter or Facebook. If you need to contact us for official correspondence, please use our contact form.
HM Land Registry is bound by the Civil Service Code, and cannot engage on issues of party politics.
If you follow or subscribe to any of our social media channels, we will not automatically follow you back. This avoids us having to deal with spam accounts.
We will follow organisations of relevance to HM Land Registry, the UK Government and land registration, and may follow individuals where appropriate. If we follow an account, it does not imply endorsement of any kind by HM Land Registry.
We will unfollow accounts we believe are malicious or spam.
By using our social media channels you agree to our discussion policy. We reserve the right to block or remove the posts of users who do not follow this policy.
- You will not post defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal materials.
- If you wish to complain, you must follow our complaints procedure.
- You will not post copyrighted materials not owned by you, unless you have permission of the copyright owner to do so.
- You will not post material that contains personal information.
- You will not use HM Land Registry channels to promote commercial services.
- We accept no responsibility for the opinions and information sent by others.
- We will not offer legal or other professional advice.
- We do not actively monitor for inappropriate postings. If an inappropriate message is brought to our attention, we will take appropriate action.
- We are not responsible for a member’s misuse or misappropriation of any content or information posted.