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Land Registry consults on Land Registration Rules 2003

Proposed rule changes will allow the introduction of new digital conveyancing and registration solutions over time.

The consultation launched recently, 9 February 2017, proposes some changes to the Land Registration Rules 2003 to allow Land Registry to continue its digital transformation programme. The proposals are designed to give customers more options in the use of its services and bring the rules into alignment with its digital strategy.

To support Land Registry’s digital programme, the Rules need updating in several aspects, mainly:

  • to allow for fully digital conveyancing documents with e-signatures
  • to introduce new statutory services as requested by its customers
  • to allow for more flexibility as to when Land Registry is open for business and open to the public
  • to bring the rules up to date to reflect the modernisation and simplification of its services

It is also proposed to revoke the Proper Office Order 2013 and the Land Registration (Electronic Conveyancing) Rules 2008, since they will no longer be needed. The consultation will end on 5 April 2017.

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