2017 Land Data Local Land Charges Awards Shortlist Announced

16 January 2017

Land Data, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) regulator, has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Land Data Local Land Charges Awards. 52 local authorities and 13 individuals have reached the final stages before judges decide who is going through to the winning and highly commended presentations.

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards and to honour the occasion a new award category has been created which celebrates the best local land charges department of the last 10 years. A total of seven award categories will be acknowledged at an awards dinner on 6th March 2017 in Bristol, the awards ceremony will be hosted by TV presenter and ‘Loose Woman’ panellist Kaye Adams.

The shortlist has been drawn from 240 entries & nominations submitted by a mixture of people including solicitors, conveyancers and local land charges personnel. The judging panel is made up of representatives from the Local Land Charges Institute, the NLIS Hub, LegalinX, SearchFlow and Land Data.

The categories are:

  • Customer Satisfaction Award for Local Authority searches, sponsored by LegalinX
  • Local Land Charges Officer of the Year, sponsored by the Local Land charges Institute
  • Most Improved NLIS services, sponsored by Land Data
  • Best Performing NLIS Local Land Charges Department (level 2 & level 3), sponsored by NLIS Hub
  • Best Customer Experience Award, sponsored by SearchFlow
  • The Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by the NLIS Hub Helpdesk
  • The Best Local Land Charges Department of the last 10 years, sponsored by Land Data


Jan Boothroyd, Chief Executive of Land Data, comments: “We are delighted our Awards programme created 10 years ago to celebrate the dedication and hard work of local authority Local Land Charges staff is still going strong. This year standards have been extremely high, so our winning and highly commended authorities have a right to feel enormously proud. Indeed, the excellent entries received from local authorities overall demonstrates the ongoing commitment to outstanding service delivery which we support and applaud. We wish them all the best of luck.”

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