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Part IIIE+W Miscellaneous and General

12 Meaning of “Her Majesty’s Land Registry”.E+W

Section 126(1) of the M1Land Registration Act 1925 (which provides that there shall continue to be an office in London to be called Her Majesty’s Land Registry) shall not be construed as requiring the whole of the business of Her Majesty’s Land Registry to be conducted in London; . . . F1

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13 Expenses.E+W

There shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament any increase in the expenses of the Chief Land Registrar which is attributable to any provision of this Act.

14 Repeals.E+W

(1)The following provisions (which are obsolete or otherwise unnecessary) shall cease to have effect, namely—

(a)the M2Land Registry (Middlesex Deeds) Act 1891 ;

(b)section 75(4) of the M3Land Registration Act 1925 (power of registrar to award indemnity in connection with acquistion of title by possession);

(c)in the M4Land Charges Act 1925—

(i)section 2(7) (entry of discharge or satisfaction of registered pending action);

(ii)section 4(3) (entry of satisfaction, cesser or discharge of registered annuity);

(iii)section 6(6) (entry of discharge or satisfaction of registered writ or order affecting land);

(iv)section 17(6) (saving for extraneous rights to search in registry) ;

(v)section 18 (M5Middlesex registry act 1708 not to apply to certain instruments) ;

(d)section 2 of the M6Land Registration Act 1936 (closing of Middlesex Deeds Registry).

(2)Subject to sections 2(6) and 10 of this Act—

(a)the enactments mentioned in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act are hereby repealed as from the passing of this Act to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part; and

(b)the enactments mentioned in Part II of that Schedule are hereby repealed as from the commencement of this paragraph to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part.

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C1The text of s. 14(1) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

C2The text of s. 14(2)(a) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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15 Short title, citation, construction, interpretation, commencement and extent.E+W

(1)This Act may be cited as the Land Registration and Land Charges Act 1971, and—

(a)the Land Registration Acts 1925 to 1966 and Part I of this Act may be cited together as the Land Registration Acts 1925 to 1971; . . . F2

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

(2)Part I of this Act shall be construed as one with the M7Land Registration Act 1925, so however that, in section 144(1)(xxxi) of that Act and section 4(1)(f) of this Act, the references to that Act shall not be construed as extending to section 4 of this Act; . . . F2

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .it is hereby declared that the provisions of this Act bind the Crown.

(4)Except in so far as the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to any enactment is a reference to it as amended by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

(5)The following provisions of this Act, namely sections F4. . . 4, 5(1), 6 to 14 (except section 14(2)(b)), this section, Schedule 1 and Part I of Schedule 2, shall come into force on the day this Act is passed, and the other provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.

(6)Any reference in this Act to the commencement of any provision thereof shall be construed as a reference to the time at which under or by virtue of subsection (5) above that provision comes into force.

(7)This Act does not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

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F4Words in s. 15(5) repealed (27.4.1997) by 1997 c. 2, ss. 4(2), 5(3), Sch. 2 Pt.II

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