Land Registry consultation on Local Land Charges Rules
Last reviewed: 17 Jul 2016
- Consulting body:
- Land Registry
- Period of consultation:
- Runs from 9 May 2016 to 11 July 2016
- CML action:
- Response submitted
The Land Registry are consulting on proposed draft Local Land Charges Rules 2017.
There is a legal obligation to register local land charges and the Infrastructure Act 2015 provides for the transfer of responsibility for local land charges in England and Wales from local authorities to Land Registry.
Under these provisions, initially Land Registry will provide a single, digital local land charges register for the 326 English local authorities, but in order to implement this change, secondary legislation is required.
Aside from some minor comments on the draft rules themselves, we have stressed the need for a clear implementation pathway, which avoids any additional delay to the conveyancing process, as the information is transferred from the local authorities to the Land Registry; and for clarity on how customers will be protected during the implementation period.
The full consultation response can be downloaded below.