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Briefings

Member Briefing: Proposed changes to the Land Registration Rules 2003

Date: 10/02/17

Proposed changes to the Land Registration Rules 2003

The Land Registry has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Land Registration Rules 2003 which will allow the Land Registry to continue its digital transformation programme. The update will allow the introduction of new digital conveyancing and registration solutions over time. 

The consultation proposes some changes to allow Land Registry to continue its digital transformation programme. The proposals are designed to give customers more options in the use of its services and bring the rules into alignment with its digital strategy.

To support Land Registry’s digital programme, the Rules need updating in several aspects, mainly:

  • to allow for fully digital conveyancing documents with e-signatures
  • to introduce new statutory services as requested by its customers
  • to allow for more flexibility as to when Land Registry is open for business and open to the public
  • to bring the rules up to date to reflect the modernisation and simplification of its services

It is also proposed to revoke the Proper Office Order 2013 and the Land Registration (Electronic Conveyancing) Rules 2008, since they will no longer be needed. The consultation will end on 5 April 2017 but, in order to allow time to collate responses, can you let me any views \ comments by Monday 20th March.

 

Michael Powell

Finance Director

michael.powell@hbf.co.uk