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

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Scope of Land Registry RulesN.I.

35.—(1) It is hereby declared that Land Registry Rules may make provision:

(a)for the extension of any period specified in or by virtue of those Rules, notwithstanding that the period has already expired;

(b)for the rectification of irregularities in procedure;

(c)authorising the Registrar to disregard any failure to comply with a provision of the Rules relating to procedure.

(2) The amendments specified in paragraphs (3) to (5) shall be made in section 85(3) of the 1970 Act (matters with respect to which Land Registry Rules may be made).

(3) After paragraph (b) insert:

(ba)authorising the Registrar to refuse to register the ownership of any unregistered land where this Act or some other statutory provision does not make it compulsory to register that ownership; .

(4) After paragraph (e) insert:

(ea)registration of a title by reference to a map other than the registry map pending the making of an entry on the registry map; .

(5) After paragraph (s) insert:

(t)regulating the manner in which documents lodged in the Land Registry are to be preserved or recorded, and the destruction of such documents where they have become superseded by entries in the title register or have ceased to have effect. .

(6) In section 79(2) of the 1970 Act (Land Registry Rules relating to land certificates and certificates of charge), at the end, there shall be inserted:

(g)provide for the cancellation and destruction of land certificates and certificates of charge which have been lodged in the Land Registry (whether or not new certificates are to be issued in their place). .

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