Land Data releases Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence Shortlist

Land Data, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) regulator, has today revealed the shortlist of finalists for their upcoming 2021 Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence. After a 2-month period of judging the shortlist is now finalised. Entries and nominations were submitted by solicitors, conveyancers, customer service experts and local land charges personnel.

Since their launch in 2008, the annual Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence, are the only national awards celebrating the achievements and successes of Local Authority Local Land Charges departments across England and Wales.

The Awards, which will be presented virtually as part of the Local Land Charges Training & Development event to be held on June 8 & 9, include just 5 categories this year covering the Best Performing LLC department, the Customer Satisfaction Award, the LA Searches Team of the Year, and the Unsung Hero Award.
The Award sponsors are The Coal Authority, The Local Land Charges Institute, and the National Land Information Service (NLIS).

This year’s shortlist is made up of 39 local authority teams and 11 individuals who have all demonstrated excellence and willingness to adapt throughout the pandemic and in the busiest property market for well over a decade.

Jan Boothroyd, Chief Executive of Land Data, comments:

“We created the Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence 13 year ago to encourage and highlight best practice and excellence in the sector. I think with everything that has happened in the past 14 months, it is more important than ever to acknowledge achievements and exceptional service. The positive comments we received from conveyancing solicitors who applaud those local authorities going above and beyond to deliver an excellent customer service were outstanding.”

The shortlisted local authorities and individuals (listed alphabetically) are:

Customer Satisfaction for Local Authority Searches – sponsored by the Coal Authority

Arun District Council
London Borough of Barnet
Barrow Borough Council
City of York Council
Exeter City Council
Gateshead Council
Mid Devon District Council
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
South Northamptonshire District Council
Westminster City Council

Best Performing NLIS Level 3 Local Land Charges Department – sponsored by the NLIS Hub

Bolton Council
Brighton & Hove City Council
Cardiff Council
Cheshire East Council
City of York Council
Dartford Borough Council
London Borough of Haringey
London Borough of Sutton
Wakefield Council
Wellingborough Borough Council

Best Performing NLIS Level 2 Local Land Charges Department – sponsored by the NLIS Hub

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
London Borough of Bromley
Buckinghamshire Council – South Bucks area
Buckinghamshire Council – Wycombe Area
London Borough of Lambeth
Manchester City Council
London Borough of Newham
North Devon Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
London Borough of Waltham Forest

Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by the NLIS Hub Helpdesk Team

Nicola Jayne Morgan – Newport City Council
Denise Durham – London Borough of Barnet
Abigail Mabbett – London Borough of Barnet
Pushpa Solanki  – Bedford Borough Council
Tracy Tidy  – Chichester District Council
Lisa Stones – Gateshead Council
Rhian Wyn Evans – Gwynedd Council
Richard Bateman – East Hampshire District Council
Jonathan Unger – London Borough of Haringey
Jade Reynolds – Hertsmere Borough Council
Sally Wright – London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Local Authority Searches Team of the Year Award – sponsored by the Local Land Charges Institute

Arun District Council
East Lindsey District Council
East Suffolk Council
London Borough of Havering
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Rushmoor Borough Council
Sandwell Council
South Lakeland District Council
South Norfolk & Broadland Councils
Warwick District Councils
Wealden District Council
Westminster City Council


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