Oswestry's Roger Parry and Partners have welcomed the new Local Land Charges (LLC) Service, due to be launched next week, as it will speed up the property and land sales process in the future.

From today, the Land Registry will launch a new digital LLC Register. After this date LLC searches for property or land will be able to be done directly by companies rather than having to wait for a Local Authority to provide the information.

Warwick District Council is set to be the first to launch the new service on July 11, and then HM Land Registry is working in partnership with up to 26 local authorities in England over 2018 and 2019 to migrate their LLC data to a central, digital register as part of a phased migration approach.

Companies will be able to get instant online search results via gov.uk and the other HM Land Registry business customer channels.

Peter Daborn, from Roger Parry & Partners said: “This is great news for our clients as it should speed up the sales process for land and properties in future. We currently manage clients’ expectations when it comes to the time frame for the sales process;it should speed up the whole process.”