Company to work with in-house team on development of Local Land Charges database
The Land Registry has contracted digital solutions company Kainos as its build partner for the Local Land Charges (LLC) Register.
The company will work with the in-house development team until the middle of next year in building the register, which uses data from local authorities to provide prospective purchasers with information on properties throughout England and Wales.
Kainos said the work will include a focus on improving the efficiency of searches, which cover issues such as tree preservation and smoke control orders, and listed building status.
The short term nature of the deal contrasts with the contract awarded in September to PA Consulting, which will provide support for the project up to 2023 as planning and delivery partner. This involves providing capabilities that Land Registry does not have in-house, with PA staff being integrated into the delivery team.
The Land Registry has not disclosed the value of the contract with Kainos.
It follows the conclusion in July of a consultation on changes in the Local Land Charges Rules that are needed to make the transition possible. The project follows the passing of the Infrastructure Act 2015, which is consolidating the 20 million LLC records in council registers into a single source.
The migration process is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2017-18 and continue until 2023.
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