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

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Documents and records

36.  The following section shall be inserted after section 85 of the 1970 Act:

Documents and records.

85A.(1) Any reference in this Act to a document includes a reference to information recorded in such non-legible form as may be prescribed.

(2) Records required or authorised to be kept under this Act by or on behalf of the Registrar may be kept in any form the Registrar thinks fit, if it is possible to inspect the information contained in them and to obtain a copy of it in legible form.

(3) Where any provision of this Act provides for a document to be given to or by the Land Registry or the Registrar, Land Registry Rules may make further provision in relation to the application of that provision to automated forms of communication.

(4) Land Registry Rules may authorise documents to be used for the purposes of this Act if they satisfy any prescribed conditions, notwithstanding that they are not original documents.

(5) In this section—

“document” includes information recorded in any form;

“inspect” includes inspect by automated means;

“legible” means capable of being read with the naked eye;

“record” includes the register, the Statutory Charges Register and an index..

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