HM Land Registry has made available its authoritative data on Registered Leases and Restrictive Covenants across England and Wales.
The datasets, which will be available through HM Land Registry’s new Use land and property data service, mark a big step in realising the wider economic potential in HM Land Registry’s data, while enabling innovation in property related industries.
The Registered Leases dataset catalogues all registered leases, providing a new level of insight on property ownership for buyers, valuations and planners.
Restrictive Covenants data will provide upfront information to house buyers on some 17 million existing covenants affecting properties, across England and Wales.
Both datasets will be published under a range of licences through the newly developed online data hub hosting HM Land Registry’s full complement of available data with improved accessibility, electronic licencing, and full API integration.
The licences include free-to-use terms for personal and research uses, a commercial licence for business use, and an ‘exploration licence’ tailored to foster the development of new and emerging products and services.
Dr. Andrew Trigg, Interim Director of Digital, Data and Technology at HM Land Registry’s comments:
“We’re hugely excited to be in a position to launch these two datasets.
“We know that there’s appetite and utility for this information in property related industries and look forward to seeing how it can positively impact the conveyancing process.
“Beyond this, we’re intrigued to see what novel innovations find their way out of the UK’s burgeoning PropTech space to make their mark on our digital economy.”