Headlines: February 9th, 2000

A joint project between a central government department and the organisation charged with modernising local councils is set to demonstrate the scope for electronic ‘one-stop-shops’.The first stage has been reached of a project to transform the way people buy and sell property. A shortlist has been drawn up of four private sector consortia prepared to deliver the National Land Information System.

NLIS is a Modernising government initiative to allow the citizen faster and easier access to an authoritative record of all land and property – which could eventually mean electronic conveyancing of property. The initiative supports the objectives of the DETR home buying and selling review, which includes the development of sellers’ packs in a pilot in Bristol.

It is now being taken forward by a partnership between the local government’s Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and HM Land Registry.