Online register launched in Liverpool to improve homebuying process

 

Liverpool is one of the first cities in England and Wales to migrate to the Local Land Charges online register, which is expected to make homebuying easier for buyers, sellers, conveyancers, estate agents, and local authorities.

The Local Land Charges system is a digitised service provided by HM Land Registry. It allows solicitors to access important data for land and property searches that previously took up to 40 days to receive when processed by local authority systems.

Today’s Conveyancer recently analysed how the Local Land Charges register will impact the homebuying process. Graham Farrant, chief executive and chief land registrar at HM Land Registry, commented: “By centralising and digitising the local land charges information of local authorities in England, we are helping to improve conveyancing. Search results from the new register will be instantly available in a standard, easy-to-read format.

“This is another significant step forward in the government’s ambition to make the homebuying process simpler, faster and cheaper.”

Saving time and money in the homebuying process

In an age where instant information is the norm, HM Land Registry’s Local Land Charges online register utilises digital technology to transform the process of buying a home. Local land charges searches are traditionally required when buying a property and will reveal if it is subject to a charge, including restrictions or prohibitions regarding the use of the property.

HM Land Registry’s Local Land Charges system will improve the conveyancing process, causing fewer headaches for homebuyers and conveyancers alike. In a recent survey, many homebuyers revealed they think the conveyancing process has room for improvement. Conveyancing is typically done by a solicitor or conveyancer and involves legally transferring homeownership from the vendor to the buyer, so HM Land Registry’s online register is certainly a big step in improving this process.

Liverpool’s property market jumps ahead of the crowd

As of 3 September, anyone who needs local land charges searches in the area of Liverpool City Council will need to do so through HM Land Registry instead of going through the local authority. As the second local authority to begin using the new national register, Liverpool’s housing market is expected to continue to soar.

The HM Land Registry’s service was first launched on 11 July with the Warwick District Council. Several local authorities are working with HM Land Registry to migrate their Local Land Charges data to this central register. Once all English local authorities migrate their data, the digital register on the government’s website will offer instant search results to anyone in England.

Highgrove Mews

High Net Yield Freehold Houses

  • Commutable to London (27 mins to central Paddington station)
  • Rental demand extremely strong with large industry presence in Reading
  • Freehold with 4% net yield

£284,955 - £457,000

St Petersgate – Stockport Manchester

New Launch - Stockport Manchester, apartments from £160,000

  • Discounted launch prices from £160,000
  • Excellent transport links with 3 trains per hour to London Euston and only 9 mins journey to Manchester Piccadilly
  • Experienced development team

Assured Rent Housing Association Leases

Assured Rent Housing Association Leases

  • Assured rent & no rental voids
  • Tenant damage cover & newly refurbished inline with requirements of a corporate sitting tenant
  • Free property and lettings management

From £62,000

Emerging Birmingham Commuter Town With Properties From Just £104,000

The emerging Birmingham commuter town where properties are selling in an average of just 24 days

  • A collection of 62 two bedroom apartments and 28 one bedroom apartments.
  • DE14 is one of the fastest selling postcodes in the West Midlands.
  • 23 minute train journey into Birmingham New Street Station.

Properties from £104,000

Mill, Stockport

The Northwest's emerging property hotspot

  • Discounted off-plan 2-bed prices from £162,000
  • Completion date - Q4 2021
  • Rental yields - 6% plus

Discounted off-plan 2-bed prices from £162,000

South Central – Birmingham City Centre Apartments

Highly anticipated 28 storey launch in Birmingham City Centre with an impressive roof garden and communal facilities.

  • 154 units across 28 storeys
  • Residential multi-media community room, gym, roof garden and sky cinema
  • Excellent future connectivity via the metro system to other key transport hubs and locations around the city

from £205,800

ba-

Talk to us

Speak to our UK property experts today: 

+44 (0) 333 123 0320

Open from 9am-6pm GMT

+852 9865 4446

Open from 9am-6pm HKT

Stamp Duty Calculator

.

Unlock members only investment opportunities and full development details. Join now – it’s free, quick and easy.

Login

Not a member? Sign up for free

Liverpool

Online register launched in Liverpool to improve homebuying process

Example

By submitting your details via this online form you agree to be contacted via email/phone/SMS by Direct Marketplace Ltd t/a BuyAssociation in relation to property investment and property developments . We do not share your personal details with third parties.  To view our full Privacy Policy click here.