By Legal Futures’ Associate Land Data
Milestone demonstrates NLIS leading position in the electronic authoritative conveyancing searches market.
Land Data, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) regulator and the NLIS Hub, today celebrate a significant milestone in the history of NLIS, over 25 million electronic conveyancing searches have been managed by the NLIS Hub since its launch in 2001.
The 25 millionth search was a LLC1 & Con29 requested by solicitors Coles Miller through NLIS channel SearchFlow, for a property in Poole, Dorset. The search request was sent via NLIS to the Local Land Charges team at Purbeck District Council, it was returned to the solicitor electronically in just 5 days, well within the Government’s 10-day target.
NLIS has grown to be the leader in the electronic authoritative search market and today handles over 40% of all official search requests. It is the third largest provider of searches, behind HMLR and the Coal Authority. NLIS is still the only network to offer electronic connectivity with every Local Authority in England and Wales.
Five active channels currently connect to NLIS these are SearchFlow, Thames Water Property Searches, Index Property Information, PoweredbyPie and Big Property Data.
Land Data Chief Executive Jan Boothroyd commented: “The appeal of NLIS keeps growing as conveyancers look for speed, security, certainty and integrity of data for their client’s transactions. We are proud to be leading the way within this area of conveyancing and look forward to developing new opportunities for NLIS as it approaches its third decade in the sector.”
NLIS Hub Director Nick Dyoss commented: “This is an impressive achievement that demonstrates NLIS has been successful in its vision to re-engineer the search collation process and that our robust business model is still very much in demand. As more channels sign up to connect to the NLIS Hub and our market share increases, I expect we’ll be marking yet another significant milestone in the not too distant future.”
Land Data is inviting companies to apply for a license to operate as a regulated provider of NLIS data, interested parties should contact NewChannels@land-data.org.uk.