Dear Sir or Madam,
File access records retained by landregistry
Dear Mr. Braithwaite
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 1 December 2009 in which you asked for information regarding File Access Records Retained by Land Registry.
I am unsure what is meant by file access records - if you mean permission to inspect our files then I understand from the Tunbridge Wells office that you have already made such an application and indeed inspected the files.
Under section 66 of the Land Registration Act 2002 any person may inspect and make copies of or any part of registers, title plans and any documents which are referred to in the register or any other document kept by the registrar relating to an application. I refer you to Public Guide 1 which can be downloaded from our website www.landregistry,gov.uk.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.
If you are dissatisfied with this response to your request, you may seek an internal review by writing to:
Head of Corporate Legal Services
Land Registry Head office
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Email: [email address]
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Land Registry. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Freedom of Information Officer