Guidance

Monitoring services

Use Land Registry's Searchlight or Spotlight services to alert you to changes in ownership or extent information.

You can choose to receive annual, biannual, quarterly or monthly updates for both these services.

Searchlight

Solicitors and conveyancers, local authorities, consultants, social landlords, infrastructure companies and lenders use Searchlight to receive regular updates to their Electronic Extent Data (polygons) or Property Portfolio Consolidator information to ensure it stays accurate.

Cost

Frequency of updates Yearly Subscription   Initialled (customer) Initialled (Land Registry)
Monthly £2,500 Y/N    
Quarterly £900 Y/N    
Bi-annual £500 Y/N    
One-off £300 Y/N    

Response file

Prices for the response file vary depending on the level and format of data required along with the activity seen, please contact our Add Value team.

A minimum charge for a single Response File applies.

Updates to polygons:

  • we scan your defined geographical area for updates
  • we send you a new data layer that provides a fresh visual representation of registered land ownership through your Geographic Information System

Updates to Property Portfolio Consolidator information:

  • we scan for updates against your company name or against a list of title numbers
  • we email your results to you in an Excel spreadsheet

Spotlight

This service is designed for local authorities, consultants, estate agents, social landlords, infrastructure companies and lenders to check any potential ownership or charge activity on specific registered properties.

There are two levels of data – an indicator or a full report. The indicator lists titles with updated edition dates (when a register is updated its edition date changes). You can then buy individual registers to investigate the changes.

The full report gives you the detail of any changes to ownership and/or charge status. There is an option to receive the full register for any property that has had ownership or charge activity. The data sets out the:

  • deed date
  • registered-on date
  • price paid (if available)
  • name, address of vendor/purchaser
  • date and name of new charge or date of discharge

We send you the information in an Excel spreadsheet so you can easily integrate it with your systems. A copy of the register is also available on request for both options.

Data is available from 2006.

Cost

Number of titles for monitoring Price (per title/per time)   Initialled (customer) Initialled (Land Registry)
0 to 1,000 £1 Y/N    
1,001 to 5,000 £0.70 Y/N    
5,001 to 10,000 £0.30 Y/N    

Response File

Prices for the response file vary depending on the level and format of data required, along with the activity seen please contact our Add Value Team

A minimum charge for a single Response File applies.

Data output Description Price   Initialled (customer) Initialled (Land Registry)
Indicator Only - list of titles Titles showing any activity Free of Charge      
Indicator Only - list of titles PDF [Official] copy/view of register        
PDF [Official] copy/view of title plan   £3.00 Y/N    
Property Watch Output Titles showing activity with Property Watch Output £4.00 Y/N    
  • PDF copy of the register are subject to a £50 extraction fee
  • each additional CD Rom supplied will incur a cost of £50.00
  • a minimum charge for a single Response File of £50 will apply

Further information

Contact our Add Value Team to discuss these services.

Add Value Team