By Legal Futures’ Associates Land Data
With 318 of the 336 LA Local Land Charges Departments operational during the pandemic, NLIS channels can continue to access search data for conveyancer clients as normal.
Latest figures from Land Data, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) regulator, confirms the vast majority of LA Local Land Charges departments in England and Wales are operational – as of 20th April, just 5% (18 out of 336) are in full or partial closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The combination of effective technology and robust disaster recovery planning has enabled 95% of LLC departments to continue to provide their Local Land Charges search service through NLIS on near to normal service levels.
The four live NLIS channels – SearchFlow, Thames Water Property Searches, Index and Poweredbypie – can be confident their conveyancing clients will see little difference in the real time data service, plus they will continue to benefit from a secure, seamless, electronic service.
NLIS connects users directly to land and property information held by Local Authorities, central Government and other organisations that provide official sources of land and property data. It offers the highest standards of electronic property search accessibility available on the market today. Regulated by Land Data, it is the safest, most secure data hub in the land and property search information market. NLIS was established in 2001 and is the only government approved and regulated electronic land and property searches portal in the market.
NLIS Hub staff are working seamlessly from remote locations and remain contactable during regular working hours.