Winners Announced at the 2014 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence
Published by Fiona Barron for Land Data in Local Government and also in Housing
The 2014 Local Land Charges Awards Winners
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).