Land Registry's electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS) is now available for portal users. Business gateway users have been able to access this service since 10 September 2012.
Conveyancers can now submit and receive applications electronically via Land Registry's business gateway or via the portal.
The new system enables conveyancers to electronically lodge application forms that are currently submitted on paper. This includes applications to register transfers and/or charges and other common applications that affect a registered title. Electronic applications will be processed in the same way as paper applications.
The advantages of e-DRS include reduced processing times and reduced environmental impact. It will also create an electronic audit trail of applications received and responded to, which Land Registry says will help to prevent fraud.
There are no additional fees for using e-DRS. Fees are paid by variable direct debit and based on the current Land Registry Fees Order.
Conveyancers seeking to use e-DRS will need to create a business e-services portal account with Land Registry and apply for a network access agreement.
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