The Land Registry has made a couple of enhancements to their electronic Document Registration Service (e-DRS) to save customers time and money.
The first allows you to send electronic applications to extend the term of an existing registered lease via the Land Registry portal.
Secondly they have increased the file size limit for e-DRS attachments from 3.6MB to 10MB.
Thirdly the wording of certification statements for customers who use e-DRS through the portal has changed to the following.
– I/We certify this attachment is a true copy of the original document.
– I/We certify this attachment is a true copy of a document which is certified by a conveyancer to be a true copy of the original.
– This attachment is an uncertified copy. The revised certification statements can be selected or changed by use of a radio button, or option button, rather than the previous drop-down menu.
The first statement will be pre-selected as a default setting.
On the E-DRS launch date of 3 December 2012, 323 applications were received (139 via the portal, 184 via Business Gateway) from 71 different customers (65 via the portal, six via Business Gateway).
On 3 December 2013 this year 2,510 e-DRS applications were received (1,625 via the portal, including 20 dispositionary first leases, and 865 via Business Gateway) from 479 different customers (470 via the portal, eight via Business Gateway and one that used both channels).
How do you find e-DRS? Are their further enhancements you think would be beneficial?