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Energy Act 2013

Section 123: Registration of rights

518.This section provides that the rights conferred by sections 120 (rights in relation to the government pipe-line and storage system), 121 (right of entry) and 125(1) (right to transfer the government pipe-line and storage system) are not subject to any enactment requiring the registration or recording of interests in, charges over or other obligations affecting land but that they bind any person who is at any time the owner or occupier of the land.

519.However, subsections (3) and (5) provide that in England and Wales such rights are local land charges, and it will be the duty of the Secretary of State to apply for their registration and in Scotland the rights may be registered in the Land Register of Scotland or recorded in the Register of Sasines.

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