Mid Devon’s Land Charges team secure another win at the National Local Land Charges Awards
A winner’s trophy for the Digital Data Award was presented to the Council’s Senior Local Land Charges Officer, Pauline Davey, on behalf of her team at the Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence.
This is the first time Mid Devon has won this particular award category, the team of two won the Customer Satisfaction Award in 2016 and were highly commended for the Most Improved NLS Service Award in the same year.
The Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of local authority Local Land Charges departments across England and Wales and are judged by representatives from HM Land Registry, the Law Society, the Coal Authority, the Local Land Charges Institute, the National Land Information Service and Land Data.
Over 200 nominations and entries for 73 different local authorities were submitted by solicitors, licensed conveyancers, customer service experts and local land charges personnel.
In an effort to improve the transparency, speed and efficiency of the property buying and selling process, Local Land Charges teams are undertaking a range of data digitisation and cleansing projects. The Digital Data award recognises the importance of high-quality data and focuses on the five characteristics of high-quality information - accuracy, completeness, consistency, uniqueness and timeliness.
The judges looked for evidence of how the project was funded and where the expertise for it came from; how staff and users were engaged in designing the approach or service, including the projects relevance to internal requirements and those of external parties such as HM Land Registry and evidence that the project has achieved the goals in question.
Jan Boothroyd, Land Data’s Chief Executive and part of the Awards judging team commented:
“We saw some excellent entries for this category. The very detailed digital data journey from Mid Devon was superb, their entry was evidence based and showed clear links to the five characteristics of high-quality digitised data stated in the criteria. Excellent work from Mid Devon!”
The winners and finalists were announced at an awards dinner hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons in Birmingham on March 2nd.