A Kent Council joins Land Registry’s Local Land Register

HM Land Registry’s digital Local Land Charges Register continues to grow, enabling the digital transformation of homebuying with Kent Council now joining Land Registry’s Local Land Charges Register.

Anyone requiring local land charges (LLC) searches in the local authority area of Sevenoaks District Council will need to get them from HM Land Registry rather than going directly to the council.

Jim Carrington-West, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Officer for Customer and Resources at Sevenoaks District Council, said:

“We’re always looking at new ways to modernise and improve access to our services. Working in partnership with HM Land Registry has allowed us to tick both of these boxes. The migration has given us a great opportunity to improve the accessibility of our register data and to make the customer journey more efficient. It’s fair to say we are very pleased to be one of the first councils to migrate to the new system.”

Allison Bradbury, Head of Local Land Charges Implementation at HM Land Registry, said:

We have worked closely with Sevenoaks District Council to migrate their dataset to our national, digital Local Land Charges Register. I am delighted that people buying property in Sevenoaks will now have access to instant local land charges search results, meaning it will be quicker and simpler to buy and sell property in the area.

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