Monday, 22 July 2013

Streamlining Land Registry SIM searches

Are you paying for unnecessary maps to get your SIM? 

A Land Registry ‘search of the index map’ (SIM) allows you to discover all land titles as well as any unregistered land within or intersecting a search area. While this may sound simple, it can be a time consuming and costly process.

Who owns this land? Does anyone own it? A SIM can tell you.
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If you’re not yet using FIND Maps for your SIM searches you’re likely to be buying a detailed and expensive map from one website and then submitting it to the Land Registry website.

At FIND Maps you can eliminate the need to buy an expensive map and order the SIM on just one website, saving you both time and money.

Ordering a SIM without the need to buy a map separately

Firstly, you don’t need to pay to view the map on screen because at FIND you can view up to 15 hectares of OS MasterMap free of charge. The OS MasterMap is the detailed OS map required for SIM searches.

Secondly, you don’t need to ‘print’ the map. To order your SIM via FIND you simply draw your search area on the map screen and then submit the search using an online form.

The benefits of ordering a SIM via the FIND website really do add up. As well as saving the cost of printing (around £20 each time), you also save yourself the hassle of using multiple websites to complete your search.

SIM searches are available from FIND Maps for £8 (excluding VAT)

Register and get a SIM
More detail on how to order a SIM via FIND Maps
SIM product page on FIND Maps

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