HM Land Registry has made available its data on registered leases and restrictive covenants across England and Wales.
It has placed the data on its Use land and property data service as part of its work to widen the availability of its datasets, saying it will support innovation in property related industries.
The registered leases dataset catalogues all registered leases, providing insights on property ownership for buyers, valuations and planners. Restrictive covenants data provides information to house buyers on some 17 million existing covenants affecting properties across England and Wales.
Both datasets will be published under a range of licences through the newly developed online hub, with electronic licensing and full API integration.
Land Registry said the licences include free-to-use terms for personal and research uses, a commercial licence for business use, and an ‘exploration licence’ tailored to foster the development of new and emerging products and services.
Appetite for information
Dr Andrew Trigg, interim director of digital, data and technology at HM Land Registry’s commented: “We’re hugely excited to be in a position to launch these two datasets. We know that there’s appetite and utility for this information in property related industries and look forward to seeing how it can positively impact the conveyancing process.
“Beyond this, we’re intrigued to see what novel innovations find their way out of the UK’s burgeoning proptech space to make their mark on our digital economy.”