After 150 years of registering title to land and property in England and Wales, the government is trying to privatise the Land Registry. This is a real threat to the government guarantee of title, which could drive up the cost of house buying, drive sm …

Walton Pantland PCS,

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After 150 years of registering title to land and property in England and Wales, the government is trying to privatise the Land Registry.

This is a real threat to the government guarantee of title, which could drive up the cost of house buying, drive small, local high-street solicitors out of business and threatens the stability of the housing market.

The government launched a consultation on the future status of the Land Registry which we believe was unnecessary and will undermine faith in the housing market and pass additional costs on to house buyers.

There were more than 300 responses to the consultation. Throughout the process out members have been campaigning to stop the sell-off pointing out that it performs well as a trading fund, returning a profit for the taxpayer and delivering an excellent service. MPs and legal and property professions have joined our campaign to save the Land Registry.

Now the consultation has closed we need to keep up the pressure. You can help do this by signing the petition. If you are on Twitter you can also sign up to the Thunderclap action which will send a mass tweet out about the campaign if we reach our target.

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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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