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

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47.—(1) The amendments specified in paragraphs (2) to (4) shall be made in section 13 of the Deeds Act (common and negative searches).

(2) In subsection (2) (preservation of requisitions for searches) after “kept” insert “, or recorded and the record kept,”, and at the end insert “for the prescribed period”.

(3) In subsection (4) (statement or certificate containing the results of a search is to be signed by such person as may be prescribed) the words “and signed by such person as may be prescribed” shall cease to have effect.

(4) In subsection (6) (breach of duty by person signing certificate of search) the words “upon the person signing the certificate” shall cease to have effect.

(5) Regulations under section 19 of the Deeds Act may make provision with respect to applications for searches under section 13 of that Act, and the provision of information, by telephone or other automated means.

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