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Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

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51Right of tenant to search proprietorship register for landlord's name and address

(1)In section 112(1) of the Land Registration Act 1925 (inspection of register and other documents at Land Registry), for "sections 112A and 112AA" there shall be substituted

sections 112A, 112AA and 112C.

(2)The following section shall be inserted after section 112B of that Act— Right of residential tenant to search for landlord's name and address.

112C(1)For the purpose of enabling him to ascertain the name and address of his landlord, the tenant of premises to which this section applies shall (subject to subsection (3)) have a right, on payment of a fee and in accordance with the prescribed procedure, to inspect and make copies of, and take extracts from, any part of any register kept in the custody of the registrar which contains the name and address of the proprietor of any registered land containing those premises.

(2)This section applies to premises which consist of or include a dwelling and are not held under a tenancy to which Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (business tenancies) applies.

(3)The registrar may refuse to allow a tenant to exercise his right of inspection under subsection (1) above in relation to any registered land if he has reason to believe that the proprietor of that land is not the landlord of the tenant.

(4)In this section—

  • "dwelling" means a building or part of a building occupied or intended to be occupied as a separate dwelling, together with any yard, garden, outhouses and appurtenances belonging to it or usually enjoyed with it;

  • "landlord" means the immediate landlord or, in relation to a statutory tenant, the person who, apart from the statutory tenancy, would be entitled to possession of the premises subject to the tenancy;

  • "statutory tenancy" and "statutory tenant" mean a statutory tenancy or statutory tenant within the meaning of the Rent Act 1977 or the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976; and

  • "tenant" includes a statutory tenant.

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