Winners announced: Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence 2020

The winners of the 2020 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence were announced at a ceremony hosted in Birmingham by comedian Zoe Lyons – winning and highly commended Local Authorities celebrate with Land Data and the awards sponsors.

Over 140 local authority Local Land Charges Officers who carry out land and property searches required for conveyancing transactions, attended the 13th Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence gala dinner, hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons.

The national awards recognise the work and achievements of Local Land Charges departments in England and Wales.   More than 200 entries and nominations naming 73 local authorities were submitted by solicitors, licensed conveyancers, customer services experts and Local Land Charges Personnel. The finalists were drawn from a shortlist of 54 local authority teams and 9 individuals.

The Awards which are sponsored by the Local Land Charges Institute, SearchFlow, Coal Authority, Land Data and the National Land Information Service (NLIS), cover eight categories recognising customer satisfaction, best customer experience, most improved NLIS service, best NLIS Local Land Charges department, the Unsung Hero, the Digital Data Award and the Local Authority searches team of the year.

A winner and a highly commended for each category were chosen by a panel of judges from the Coal Authority, HM Land Registry, the Law Society, Land Data, the Local Land Charges Institute and the National Land Information Service (NLIS).

Jan Boothroyd, Land Data’s Chief Executive, commented: “The 2020 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence was once again a huge success and provided an excellent forum to celebrate professional excellence.   We had some very strong contenders this year, many demonstrating new ways of collaborating, embracing technology and being creative in how they offer added value to their customers.  All the finalists are very worthy and deserving winners!”

The 2020 Award winners are:

  • Customer Satisfaction Award for Local Authority Searches – sponsored by the Coal Authority  
  • Winner: Westminster City Council
  • Highly commended: Arun District Council

 

  • Most Improved NLIS Services – sponsored by Land Data
  • Winner: Test Valley Borough Council
  • Highly commended: Aylesbury Vale District Council

 

  • Local Land Authority Searches Team of the Year – sponsored by the Local Land Charges Institute
  • Winner: Wealden District Council
  • Highly commended: London Borough of Havering

 

  •  Best Performing NLIS Level 3 Local Land Charges Department – sponsored by the National Land Information Service (NLIS)
  • Winner: City of York Council
  • Highly commended: Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

 

 

  •  Best Customer Experience Award – sponsored by SearchFlow
  • Winner: Arun District Council
  • Highly commended: London Borough of Havering

 

 

  • The Digital Data Award – sponsored by Land Data
  • Winner: Mid Devon District Council
  • Highly commended: London Borough of Havering

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