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It appears that the idea of privatising the land registry is still very much alive despite a consultation in 2014 where 91% of consultees were against it - original Guardian article here:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/30/tories-land-registry-sell-off-open-data-privatisation

I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but you have to wonder why one of the few publicly owned organisations that actually turns a profit is being touted for privatisation.

Who does it benefit to obfuscate sold price data or make it more expensive to access?

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I'm all for it in a way because I'm hoping a public spirited employee on minimum wage, or zero hours, will leak all the land ownership data, aka Panama.

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What data is there left to leak...? It's all open source already isn't it?

I'd rather they prevented dodgy solicitors from withholding sales data. So many houses that sell , don't appear.

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What data is there left to leak...? It's all open source already isn't it?

I'd rather they prevented dodgy solicitors from withholding sales data. So many houses that sell for a sensible price, don't appear.

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Sensible price or not, they just don't appear. I used to assume the agents were lying about the sale, but now I'm not so sure. Something fishy going on a few properties round here. Time will tell.

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Sensible price or not, they just don't appear. I used to assume the agents were lying about the sale, but now I'm not so sure. Something fishy going on a few properties round here. Time will tell.

I notice that too. I wonder if this is because a company bought it? There are a lot of people who buy old houses, renovate and sell. These are done usually through a limited company. I don't think these shows up in LR.

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