(1)In this section “transfer” means a transfer provided for by a property transfer instrument.
(2)A transfer takes effect by virtue of the instrument (and in accordance with its provisions as to timing or other ancillary matters).
(3)A transfer takes effect despite any restriction arising by virtue of contract or legislation or in any other way.
(4)In subsection (3) “restriction” includes—
(a)any restriction, inability or incapacity affecting what can and cannot be assigned or transferred (whether generally or by a particular person), and
(b)a requirement for consent (by any name).
(5)A property transfer instrument may provide for a transfer to be conditional upon a specified event or situation—
(a)occurring or arising, or
(b)not occurring or arising.
(6)A property transfer instrument may include provision dealing with the consequences of breach of a condition imposed under subsection (5); and the consequences may include—
(a)automatic vesting in the original transferor;
(b)an obligation to effect a transfer back to the original transferor, with specified consequences for failure to comply (which may include provision conferring a discretion on a court or tribunal);
(c)provision making a transfer or anything done in connection with a transfer void or voidable.
(7)Where a property transfer instrument makes provision in respect of property held on trust (however arising) it may also make provision about—
(a)the terms on which the property is to be held after the instrument takes effect (which provision may remove or alter the terms of the trust), and
(b)how any powers, provisions and liabilities in respect of the property are to be exercisable or have effect after the instrument takes effect.