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.
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.
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.
We've changed the name of our View My Applications service to View Applications as customers can now search for their colleagues' applications as well as their own.
We are excited to launch a new dedicated practice guide to signing deeds and documents electronically. We hope it will give clarity where required and encourage users who are new to electronic signatures.
From November this year, ALL portal AP1 applications are to be submitted using the Digital Registration Service.
We are working with a range of private sector delivery partners to quicken the pace of delivery of our Local Land Charges Programme and the benefits it brings to the property market.
Soon you will be able to check in on your colleagues’ applications via the HM Land Registry portal.
The Geovation Accelerator Programme gives property and geospatial technology businesses the help and support they need to grow, as the latest success stories show. We're now looking for the next group of innovators to join the programme.
Our Local Land Charges Programme has won the Geospatial Innovation of the Year category in the Digital Leaders 100 awards. We are incredibly proud that industry has recognised the importance and long-term benefits of the programme and the national register.