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Land Registration Act 2002

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132General interpretation

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(1)In this Act—

  • “adjudicator” means the Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry;

  • “caution against first registration” means a caution lodged under section 15;

  • “cautions register” means the register kept under section 19(1);

  • “charge” means any mortgage, charge or lien for securing money or money’s worth;

  • “demesne land” means land belonging to Her Majesty in right of the Crown which is not held for an estate in fee simple absolute in possession;

  • “land” includes—

    (a)

    buildings and other structures,

    (b)

    land covered with water, and

    (c)

    mines and minerals, whether or not held with the surface;

  • “land registration rules” means any rules under this Act, other than rules under section 93, Part 11, section 121 or paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of Schedule 5;

  • “legal estate” has the same meaning as in the Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20);

  • “legal mortgage” has the same meaning as in the Law of Property Act 1925;

  • “mines and minerals” includes any strata or seam of minerals or substances in or under any land, and powers of working and getting any such minerals or substances;

  • “registrar” means the Chief Land Registrar;

  • “register” means the register of title, except in the context of cautions against first registration;

  • “registered” means entered in the register;

  • “registered charge” means a charge the title to which is entered in the register;

  • “registered estate” means a legal estate the title to which is entered in the register, other than a registered charge;

  • “registered land” means a registered estate or registered charge;

  • “registrable disposition” means a disposition which is required to be completed by registration under section 27;

  • “requirement of registration” means the requirement of registration under section 4;

  • “sub-charge” means a charge under section 23(2)(b);

  • “term of years absolute” has the same meaning as in the Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20);

  • “valuable consideration” does not include marriage consideration or a nominal consideration in money.

(2)In subsection (1), in the definition of “demesne land”, the reference to land belonging to Her Majesty does not include land in relation to which a freehold estate in land has determined, but in relation to which there has been no act of entry or management by the Crown.

(3)In this Act—

(a)references to the court are to the High Court or a county court,

(b)references to an interest affecting an estate or charge are to an adverse right affecting the title to the estate or charge, and

(c)references to the right to object to an application to the registrar are to the right under section 73.

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