Help us STOP the Land Registry from being Privatised!
Last year the proposed plans for the Land Registry were scrapped after a high-profile national campaign involving all the key stakeholders; the PCS union, Property Search Agents, Conveyancers, High Street law firms and Members of the Public worked collaboratively to oppose the plans.
A petition with over 100,000 signatures was delivered to the Department of BIS by Rebecca Falcone from 38 Degrees.
We knew it would only be a matter of time….
Sure as eggs…. the government has asked investment bank Rothschild to look at the options for a £1bn plus sale and wrote in the Autumn Statement of its intention to ‘consult on options to move operations of the Land Registry to the private sector from 2017.
Why are we making such a fuss? Because the Land Registry:
- Is responsible for ensuring that conveyances, transfers and mortgages, are properly executed and legally effective,
- Keeps the register of the ownership of land and property in England and Wales
- Provides owners with a land title that is underpinned by the state
- Pays millions into the Treasury each year and costs the tax payer nothing!
An important role of the Land Registry is to underpin the ownership of the property YOU own, providing YOU with a state backed guarantee to title.
Don’t take our word for it, you can click here and the Land Registry will tell you what they do and you can decide for yourself – should they be privatised?
We think not! Nether does the former Chief Land Registrar John Manthorpe! He said last year, “The role of the Land Registry “is not an activity that any responsible Government can pass to the private sector.”
If you want to see the Land Registry kept under the control of the state and not be privatised you can:
- Sign the new petition https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-privatisation-of-the-land-registry
- Join the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/savethelandregistry voice your concerns on the page and look out for campaign events.
- Write to your MPs,
- Voice your concern
- Get their opinion – feedback to the Facebook page
- Invite them to sign the petition.
- Point them to the Facebook Page