CUSTOMERS have voted Arun District Council’s local land charges team the best in the country for the third year in a row.
The hat-trick of successes by the officers was achieved in the customer satisfaction award for local authority services in a national competition. The accolade was announced at the 12th Land Data Local Land Charges Awards 2019 ceremony.
The employees – Dan Carman, Carole Minto and Jayne Hewstone – were also highly commended in the local authority searches team of the year category.
Cllr Stephen Haymes, Arun’s cabinet member for technical services, said: “We are so proud of this team and the work that they do. To win an award for the third year in a row is amazing, but for that award to be voted for by our valued customers means so much.
“To also come second in another fantastic category is proof that the Arun District Council local land charges team is truly award-winning. This is great recognition for the high level of service they offer.”
The national awards highlight and celebrate the achievements of local authority land charges departments, which carry out the land and property searches required for conveyancing transactions in England and Wales.
Solicitors and licensed conveyancers from around the country are asked to nominate and provide feedback on the local land charges team they believe is consistently committed to delivering a high level of customer service.
Pictured above at the awards are left-right: comedian Jo Caulfield, Daniel Carman, land charges services manager for Arun District Councl, and Andrew Simpson, of the Coal Authority.