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The Registration (Land and Deeds) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Assent or transfer by personal representativesN.I.

18.—(1) The amendments specified in the following paragraphs shall be made in Schedule 4 to the 1970 Act (registration of person named in assent or transfer by personal representatives).

(2) In paragraph 4, at the end, insert “, and to register any burdens specified in the assent or transfer and the ownership of such burdens, where so specified”.

(3) Renumber paragraph 6 as paragraph 6(1) and at the beginning insert “Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (2) and paragraph 6A,”.

(4) After paragraph 6(1) insert:

(2) Where—

(a)a person has been registered as limited owner by virtue of paragraph 4; and

(b)the estate ( “the relevant estate”) of that person is determined;

then, the assent or transfer mentioned in paragraph 4 shall, on application in such manner as may be prescribed, authorise the Registrar—

(i)to register as full or limited owner (as the case may be) the person named in the assent or transfer (or his successor in title) as the person entitled to the land on the determination of the relevant estate; and

(ii)to register any burdens specified in the assent or transfer and, where the ownership of such burdens is specified in the assent or transfer, the owner so specified or his successor in title. .

(5) After paragraph 6 insert:

Functions of Registrar in relation to assents or transfers by personal representatives

6A.  Where an application for registration is made for the purposes of paragraph 4 or 6(2), the Registrar—

(a)shall not call for any information as to why the assent or transfer was made;

(b)shall assume that the personal representatives are or were acting correctly, and within their powers, in relation to the assent or transfer and that the assent or transfer is complete and accurate in all its details..

(6) In paragraph 7 and its cross-heading, for “6” substitute “6A”.

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