Land Registry Closure affects Stevenage conveyancing procedures

Conveyancing in Stevenage is likely to be affected by the Land Registration (Proper Office) Order 2010 (SI 2010/1635) (2010 Order) made on 19 June 2010.

The 2010 Order sets out the Land Registry offices to which Land Registry applications for specified administrative areas must be sent on and after 1 October 2010. One of the offices is the Stevenage Land Registry.

The changes made by the 2010 Order are part of a planned reduction in the number of Land Registry offices.

The Stevenage offices will close by 30 June 2011.

The Land Register for England and Wales is the largest transactional database of its kind which underpins the economy by safeguarding the ownership of billions of pounds worth of property.

Law firms conducting conveyancing in Stevenage may lament the closure especially if they used the local Land Registry office to  speed up obtaining documents or applications. DIY conveyancing Stevenage properties may also be more difficult as the office was previously used by the public to assist those members of the public who intended to conduct their own conveyancing.

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