Land Registry announces further progress towards digitisation

5 Feb 2018

In 2017 the Land Registry launched a consultation on digital conveyancing and last week it was announced that from 6th April 2018, changes to the Land Registration Rules will further enable digital land registration. The Land Registry’s aim is to use the digital technology to make the conveyancing process simpler, faster and cheaper but at the same time, improving the integrity and security of the register against threats from cyber-attacks and digital fraud.

The changes to the rules will allow the Land Registry to introduce fully digital conveyancing documents such as mortgage deeds and transfers. Initially it is expected that only a small number of customers will be affected by the changes who will trial the new initiative with a view to the changes being rolled out on a wider scale in the future.

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