In a move that may generate further competition in the searches market the Land Registry has confirmed that it is exploring the possibility of developing its range of information services to include searches of the Local Land Charges Register and other information currently supplied by local authorities.
Land Registry has stated that "Market research and discussions with central and local government stakeholders, and representatives of Land Registry’s customer and supplier base, will inform a full business case."
They will consider the business case by the end of June 2011."
Land Registry stresses that no decisions about the viability of this proposal will be taken until the business case has been fully considered.
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