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(1)There shall be registered, in accordance with the provisions of this Act and subject to the exceptions mentioned therein,—
(a)land in England or Wales which is common land or a town or village green;
(b)rights of common over such land; and
(c)persons claiming to be or found to be owners of such land or becoming the owners thereof by virtue of this Act;
and no rights of common over land which is capable of being registered under this Act shall be registered under the Land Registration Acts 1925 and 1936.
(2)After the end of such period, not being less than three years from the commencement of this Act, as the Minister may by order determine—
(a)no land capable of being registered under this Act shall be deemed to be common land or a town or village green unless it is so registered; and
(b)no rights of common shall be exercisable over any such land unless they are registered either under this Act or under the Land Registration Acts 1925 and 1936.
(3)Where any land is registered under this Act but no person is registered as the owner thereof under this Act or under the Land Registration Acts 1925 and 1936, it shall—
(a)if it is a town or village green, be vested in accordance with the following provisions of this Act; and
(b)if it is common land, be vested as Parliament may hereafter determine.
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