Winners Announced at the 2014 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence

05 March 2014

25 February 2014 

Winners Announced at the 2014 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence


The winners of the 2014 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence were announced last night during a ceremony hosted by actor and presenter Shaun Williamson in Bristol.

The national awards, now in their 7th year, celebrate the work and achievements of local authority local land charges departments which carry out the land and property searches required for conveyancing transactions in England and Wales.

The Awards cover six categories recognising customer satisfaction, most improved NLIS service, best NLIS local land charges department, local land charges officer of the year and a Lifetime Achievement award.  Over 135 representatives from local land charges teams across the country attended the event. 

Jan Boothroyd, Chief Executive of Land Data commented: “Land Data are delighted to be able to honour the excellent service from local government local land charges teams who are delivering outstanding results in the face of radical change and budget cuts. All of our winners have shown that they are amongst the best in the business and they should feel proud of what they have achieved.”

The 2014 winners:

Customer Satisfaction for Local Authority Searches

Winner: Birmingham City Council

Highly commended: Barnsley Council


Most Improved NLIS Services

Winner: Hartlepool Borough Council

Highly commended: South Somerset District Council


Local Land Charges Officer of the Year

Winner: Claire Merson, St. Albans City & District Council

Highly commended: Shirley Crook, London Borough of Croydon


Best Performing NLIS Level 3 Local Land Charges Department

Winner: Torridge District Council

Highly commended: City of York Council


Best Performing NLIS Level 2 Local Land Charges Department

Winner: North Devon Council

Highly commended: Newham London Borough Council


Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Amanda Renshaw, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames


The awards were sponsored by the National Land Information Service (NLIS), SearchFlow, Thames Water Property Searches, the Local Land Charges Institute and TM Group (UK).

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