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HM Land Registry will shortly be making an announcement about fees, its deputy chief executive revealed last week,” as 2020 shapes up to be an interesting year for the conveyancing sector.
Mike Harlow was speaking at the Council for Licensed Conveyancers conference when he acknowledged that a lack of investment had negatively impacted the Land Registry’s performance in recent years. He also apologised for the ‘current position’ on service.
Answering a question about a possible fee rise, Harlow said Land Registry was conscious that it is a monopoly but recognised that ‘if people want a different service… and are willing to pay for it then we should listen to that and take that option. We have work in progress about fees at the moment and we’re working through the usual channels of government support. We will be able to announce something fairly soon’.
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Source: Law Society Gazette