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(1)The Lord Chancellor may make rules about—
(a)the procedure to be followed on or in respect of commonhold registration documents, and
(b)the registration of freehold estates in commonhold land.
(2)Rules under this section—
(a)shall be made by statutory instrument in the same manner as land registration rules within the meaning of the Land Registration Act 2002 (c. 9),
(b)may make provision for any matter for which provision is or may be made by land registration rules, and
(c)may provide for land registration rules to have effect in relation to anything done by virtue of or for the purposes of this Part as they have effect in relation to anything done by virtue of or for the purposes of that Act.
(3)Rules under this section may, in particular, make provision—
(a)about the form and content of a commonhold registration document;
(b)enabling the Registrar to cancel an application by virtue of this Part in specified circumstances;
(c)enabling the Registrar, in particular, to cancel an application by virtue of this Part if he thinks that plans submitted with it (whether as part of a commonhold community statement or otherwise) are insufficiently clear or accurate;
(d)about the order in which commonhold registration documents and general registration documents are to be dealt with by the Registrar;
(e)for registration to take effect (whether or not retrospectively) as from a date or time determined in accordance with the rules.
(4)The rules may also make provision about satisfaction of a requirement for an application by virtue of this Part to be accompanied by a document; in particular the rules may—
(a)permit or require a copy of a document to be submitted in place of or in addition to the original;
(b)require a copy to be certified in a specified manner;
(c)permit or require the submission of a document in electronic form.
(5)A commonhold registration document must be accompanied by such fee (if any) as is specified for that purpose by order under section 102 of the Land Registration Act 2002 (c. 9)(fee orders).
(6)In this section—
“commonhold registration document” means an application or other document sent to the Registrar by virtue of this Part, and
“general registration document” means a document sent to the Registrar under a provision of the Land Registration Act 2002.
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