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North Northamptonshire Council Local Land Charges team shortlisted for national award

Planning and building control

02 March 2023

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The Local Land Charges (LLC) team at North Northamptonshire Council  has made the shortlist for the Best Performing Local Land Charges Department, at the 2023 Land Data Awards for Excellence - the only awards to recognise excellence and achievement in the profession.

The Council’s LLC team manages thousands of land and property searches each year and is an essential part of the home buying and selling process for residents.

The winners of the Best Performing Local Land Charges Department award, sponsored by the National Land Information Service (NLIS), will be announced at the Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence on March 28, 2023, at The Bristol Hotel, Bristol.

For this award, the judging panel assesses NLIS Hub data collected between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 on electronic turnaround times, the level of overdue searches, search accuracy and volumes, which are weighted against transactional volumes for the authority's area. The results are combined and ranked to create the shortlist.  

It is great news that the Local Land Charges Team have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. Their professionalism and expertise have been appreciated by home buyers and sellers across our area and they are a vital factor in smoothing the stressful process of buying or selling your home. Well done to them and they reflect great credit on the Regulatory Services team at NNC!Cllr David Brackenbury, Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration at North Northamptonshire Council
We strive to provide a customer-focussed service and to maintain a quick turnaround time for customers. This is the second time the team have been nominated for this award and it’s great for our LLC team to receive national recognition for their hard work. Well done to all.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
Local Land Charge teams are the unsung heroes of the home buying and selling process – often going out of their way to supply essential information that could affect the future use or development of a property. During these difficult economic times acknowledging achievement and recognising excellence in the profession, is more important than ever.Fiona Barron, Chief Executive of Land Data

The awards for Best Performing Local Land Charges Department, Levels 2 and 3, will be presented as part of the Local Land Charges Training & Development event on March 28 and March 29, 2023. Other award categories include Customer Satisfaction, Local Authority Searches Team of the Year, Best Newcomer, Best Performing Migrated Local Authority and the Unsung Hero Award.

Since their launch in 2008, the annual Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence remain the only national awards celebrating the achievements and successes of local authority local land charges departments across England and Wales.