05-03: Towards the registry of the future
Digital street: Exploring the future of land registration through new technologies
HM Land Registry, United Kingdom
Digital Street is the ground-breaking research and development function of Her Majesty’s Land Registry in England and Wales, which aims to transform the way HM Land Registry operates and to stimulate the land and property market.
In collaboration with industry innovators and experts we have created a vision of the future; which demonstrates how the use of data and cutting-edge technologies could positively disrupt the land and property market in the future.
This paper describes the approach that HM Land Registry has taken to explore the use of innovative technologies such as blockchain and smart contracts, and how we have engaged with the wider industry to explore and collaborate over problems such as identity verification and the digitisation of data.
Preventive administration of justice – an economic catalyzer for the future?! – an analysis of the economic relevance of reliable and transparent public registers –
The sustainability of market economies depends on a mutually enabling interrelation of private business activities and infrastructure provided by the State. One of the pillars of social infrastructure is the administration of justice. In most civil law jurisdictions, the administration of curative justice is complemented by preventive justice. The objective of preventive justice is the establishment of legal certainty and to catalyze market exchange; its instruments are the codification of (land) law as well as the authentication of private legal acts and the registration of title and other rights to land. Private persons may unfold their innovative capacity on the market without having to fear that the results of their activity are taken away arbitrarily.
The administration of preventive justice costs time and money. These costs are set off by a significant reduction of litigation as well as the elimination or at least the reduction of other transaction costs.
How to introduce a complete new land registry system in a rapid changing world
Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands
Due to daily practice in the real estate market, more and more legal possibilities and structures have been created. Because of densely populated areas, the need of social or medical healthcare and the emerging sharing economy, people start organising and changing the way they live in other ways. This also has an impact on the ‘classic’ land registry system as we used to know it. The Dutch land registry has been working on the renewal of the current land registry system in the Netherlands. The system will be introduced at the end this year (2018). With its implementation so-called legacy (1980`s) and the end-of-life-status of the software will be a thing of the past. The paper describes the changing daily practice, the incremental introduction, the migration of the registered data, the various decision points and the lessons learned.
Land Administration and the role of a Land Registrar Network
The Open Geospatial Consortium, United States of America
Only approximately 40% of nations operate with mature land administration systems of practice. An extremely important goal of the OGC's LandAdmin DWG is to focus on the needs of developing nations to establish “fit for purpose” land administration capabilities leveraging innovative technologies that are sustainable based on a given nation’s infrastructure, capabilities, and policy environment. Accessing the experts on the ground to understand and address practical, real-world requirements in the developing world is paramount to successfully guiding the community towards innovative ways to ensure sustainable basic land administration capabilities. This is well known, and there is a long history of substantial global investment in the developing world at all levels. What is missing is providing a mechanism for land registrars to have a coordinated voice in the process. This paper will report on progress and the importance of creating a global land registrar network.