Government response to Consultation on widening the Land Registry’s powers and Local Land Charges- what do you think?

On the 17th June last week, the government published its response to the consultation on the Land Registry (LR) widening its powers and having sole responsibility as the only registering authority for LLCs, becoming the sole provider of LLC official search results.

During the consultation held between the 16 January 2014 and 9 March 2014 the government received a variety of opinions, some of which did not support its proposals. After considering the responses, plans to implement a 15 year limit on the period covered by an LLC official search and to simplify the definition of an LLC in the Local Land Charges Act 1975 will not be implemented.

In response to the consultation, the government believes the LR should continue with the following proposals:

  • the extension of the LR's current legal powers under the LRA 2002 to allow it to engage in the provision of information and register services relating to land and other property
  • the LR should be given the sole responsibility as the only registering authority for LLCs and to be sole the provider of LLC official search results--all charges will comply with HM Treasury's guidance 'Managing Public Money' to ensure Parliamentary oversight over fees

The government intends taking forward its proposals in legislation allowing the LR to deliver LLC services and extend CLR's powers to provide information and register services relating to land and other property.

See further:

Summary of responses - and Government response - to the consultation

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