Linda Tsang reports
Sussex firm Wynne Baxter Godfree has just gone on-line with a dedicated high-speed link into HM Land Registry's national computer at Plymouth.
The link, via BT's ISDN service, will reduce the time taken for searches and other registry inquiries, and also speed up the firm's conveyancing and property services.
It is envisaged that the facilities available under the direct-access service will eventually replace most of the existing postal and telephone services.
Wynne's senior partner Martin Costin says: "We are determined to stay at the forefront of the communications revolution in order to offer our clients the highest standards.
"This is a major improvement to our property service which I am sure clients will appreciate – in urgent cases, it will be invaluable."
The direct access service to the registry has grown from a pilot project in May 1993 to a service which currently has over 85 customers nationwide, including law firms and financial institutions.
The service also provides support services accessed by the customer using their own
reference number for their office or site.