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Restore Records Management works with HM Land Registry to digitise files

Restore Records Management has been working with HM Land Registry to digitise historic files that include a property lease, helping to drive improved efficiencies in its service.

Restore has been working with HM Land Registry, a non-ministerial department which registers the ownership of land and property in England and Wales, for almost 15 years, looking after the document management of its archived paper records.

This latest project continues a focus on scanning the most regularly retrieved documents to reduce ongoing handling costs and provide a quicker service for customers and HM Land Registry caseworkers when requesting documents –ultimately speeding up the process for prospective property buyers.

Nigel Dews, Managing Director at Restore Records Management, said: “Land Registry property documents have been digital since 2008 but older files are all hard copies, stored and managed by Restore.

“Traditionally we pick the records on request, for instance when a solicitor requires them, then scan and deliver the following day. But for documents which are needed most often it can be more efficient and cost effective to digitise in bulk.

“In 2020, when the pandemic meant the majority of HM Land Registry caseworkers had to work from home, we advised and led a project to begin digitising documents which include a lease, because these are the most regularly required.

“We have continued to work with HM Land Registry to digitise a second tranche of these documents. It underlines our strategic partnership with HM Land Registry, and we are delighted to be able to help.”

Eve Foster at HM Land Registry said: “Restore helped us to identify the records which are most frequently requested. This helped us drive efficiencies in our service, provide long-term cost savings but most importantly to support our vision to deliver a more efficient, fully digital property market.”

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