Linetime is pleased to announce the availability of a new module that provides an interface to the Land Registry Business Gateway. The link performs a variety of services ranging from enquiry by property description to obtaining office copy entries and bankruptcy/index map searches. One aspect that may be of particular interest to those involved in litigation is the feature to perform ownership verification.
As well as returning PDF files to be stored in the case history the system helps to avoid inefficient re-keying of data by automatically updating the Liberate system where relevant.
The following options are available within the Liberate link to the LRBG. 1. Enquiry by property description
This is a key application as it returns the title number of the property which is key to many of the other applications. The title number is returned based on the address supplied. Partial or full addresses can be supplied. The result is returned into a data item on the case.
The LR make no charge for this search.2. Official Copy - Title Known
This application returns a PDF to the case history or if the title is more complex, a message will be returned in a data item on the case with further information. In this case it may mean that the results are returned via the post.3. Register Extract Services
On successful submission, a zip file is returned to the case history containing the title plan together with the OC XML containing the register data.4. Official Search of Part with Priority
No documentation is returned from this search. The general response would be to advise that the application has been placed on the day list to be dealt with. This information is returned into a data item on the case pursuant to the initial search request.5. Official Search of Whole with Priority
A PDF would be returned onto the case history on successful submission of this search, if the title is more complex or the submission has failed for whatever reason, the detail will be written to a data item on screen and a polling request added (where applicable).6. Bankruptcy Search
This application carries out a bankruptcy search against individuals or companies. A PDF document is returned for an individual search with the Company search details being sent back via post.7. Day List Enquiries
The Day List contains pending applications that have been lodged at Land Registry and are in the process of registration. The entries contain short details of any applications or official copies pending against a title. A document is written to the history with the detail of the entries returned.
The LR make no charge for this search.8. Index Map Search
Searches of the Index Map, either with or without a plan attachment can be carried out. Results of the search will be returned via post. A Simple success or failure response will be received on initial submission of the search.9. Land Charges Full Search
A full Land Charges search can be carried out against individuals or companies. A PDF document will returned for an individual search or the results will be returned via post if search a company.10. Online Ownership Verification
A document is written to the case history indicating which elements of the name and address details have a match or a partial match with the registered information. If the search cannot be carried out for whatever reason a polling request will be added.Summary and LR Charges
If the requests are not successful on initial submission a polling request is scheduled within the central command level area. The requests would then be manually re-polled by a user, in bulk from command level.
The prices charged by the Land Registry are detailed on their web site at the following location:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/396678/information-services-fees-2015.pdf
Customers are charged for the above services through their existing VDD accounts with the exception of Online Ownership Verification which is a commercial service and billed separately. There is a choice of paying up front or monthly invoicing and the pricing is volume based.