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Land Charges Act 1925

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—

(1)"Conveyance" includes a mortgage, charge, lease, assent, vesting declaration, vesting instrument, release and. every other assurance of property, or of an interest therein, by any instrument except a will, and " convey " has a corresponding meaning;

(2)" Court" means the High Court of Justice, also the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster or Durham, or the county court where those courts respectively have jurisdiction ;

(3)" Deed of arrangement " has the same meaning as in the Deeds of Arrangement Act, 1914;

(4)" Estate owner," " legal estate," " equitable interest," " trust for sale," " charge by way of legal mortgage," " will," and " death duty" have the same meanings as in the Law of Property Act, 1925;

(5)" Judgment" includes any order, rule or decree having the effect of a judgment;

(6)" Land " includes land of any tenure, and mines and minerals, whether or not severed from the surface, buildings or parts of buildings (whether the division is horizontal, vertical or made in any other way) and other corporeal hereditaments, also a manor, an advowson and a rent and other incorporeal hereditaments, and an easement, right, privilege or benefit in, over or derived from land, but not an undivided share in land, and "hereditament" means real property which, on an intestacy occurring before the commencement of this Act, might have devolved on an heir;

(7)" Land charge " means a land charge of every class and includes a local land charge;

(8)" Purchaser" means any person (including a mortgagee or lessee) who, for valuable consideration, takes any interest in land or in a charge on land; and "purchase" has a corresponding meaning;

(9)" Prescribed " means prescribed by rules made pursuant to this Act;

(10)"Registrar" means the Chief Land Registrar; " registry" means His Majesty's Land Registry; and "registered land" has the same meaning as in the Land Registration Act, 1925;

(11)"Restrictive covenant" includes the conditions, stipulations and restrictions which the Commissioners of Works may, under any statutory power, impose on enfranchised land, after the commencement of this Act, for the protection of the amenities of royal parks, gardens, and palaces;

(12)" The three ridings " has the same meaning as in the Yorkshire Registries Act, 1884;

(13)" Tenant for life," " statutory owner," " vesting instrument" and " settlement " have the same meanings as in the Settled Land Act, 1925.

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