HM Land Registry has hit a major milestone following the publication of our 2022+ Strategy: we are now digital by default. Digital applications are something we’ve been talking about for a while and today our digital and automation ambitions became more of a reality.
Eddie Davies, Deputy Director – Digital Services (Head of Product)
We're launching the first phase of our portal redesign on the day we go digital by default: 30 November. This is the day the Digital Registration Service becomes the default application submission service on the portal and the redesign is a key component in making it easier to submit digital applications.
As HM Land Registry looks to increase the level of automation across its services, Eddie Davies explores what this might mean for customers and the ways that HMLR operates.
Automation is at the heart of our plans to develop efficient and resilient land registry services. By 30 November 2022, all applications coming to HM Land Registry, other than first registrations, can be lodged digitally. HM Land Registry will be ‘digital by default’.
Six months ago, we told customers we had a year to switch to digital applications. Now at the midway point, we reflect on how far we’ve come in building out our digital application platforms and how customers are responding to the challenge of switching to digital.
From November this year, ALL portal AP1 applications are to be submitted using the Digital Registration Service.
Deputy Director for Digital Services Eddie Davies explains how digital applications will make registering land and property quicker and easier by making error checking and processing times faster.
The pace of digital change is accelerating. At HM Land Registry we are investing in more digital, intuitive services that help our customers to complete and submit applications that are right the first time.
The HM Land Registry portal has played a crucial role in ensuring we continue to process as many applications as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been working on a few enhancements to this vital service to make it even simpler to use.
One year on from the first digital mortgage being signed, Eddie Davies explains why more and more people are using our ‘Sign your mortgage deed’ service.