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

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

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Melissa Moore is a dual qualified in England and Wales and South African lawyer and has 14 years’ experience in property practice in England. She has worked in local government and been a partner at a regional law firm and most recently an associate director at Berwin Leighton Paisner which she joined in 2005. Melissa has wide experience in all areas of property law and specializes in commercial real estate development. She has experience in a number of sectors including hotel, leisure, offices, investment, industrial, motorway service stations and funding. She has worked on large scale strategic developments and government funding initiatives, town centre regeneration schemes and private mixed use developments both for public sector and private developers and investment funds. In 2013 she was ranked by Legal 500 as recommended for local government work.