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Land Registration Act 1925

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1. Registers to be continued.

    2. 2. What estates may be registered.

    3. 3. Interpretation.

  3. Part II Registration of Land

    1. Freehold Land

      1. 4. Application for registration of freehold land.

      2. 5. Effect of first registration with absolute title.

      3. 6. Effect of first registration with possessory title.

      4. 7. Qualified title.

    2. Leasehold Land

      1. 8. Application for registration of leasehold land.

      2. 9. Effect of first registration with absolute title.

      3. 10. Effect of first registration with good leasehold title.

      4. 11. Effect of first registration with possessory title.

      5. 12. Qualified title.

    3. Preliminaries to Registration

      1. 13. Regulations as to examination of title by registrar.

      2. 14. Evidence required before registration.

      3. 15. Production of deeds.

      4. 16. Deeds to be marked with notice of registration.

      5. 17. Costs of application for registration.

  4. Part III Registered Dealings with Registered Land

    1. Dispositions of Freehold Land

      1. 18. Powers of disposition of registered freeholds.

      2. 19. Registration of disposition of freeholds.

      3. 20. Effect of registration of dispositions of freeholds.

    2. Dispositions of Leasehold Land

      1. 21. Powers of disposition of registered leaseholds.

      2. 22. Registration of dispositions of leaseholds.

      3. 23. Effect of registration of dispositions of leaseholds.

      4. 24. Implied covenants on transfers of leaseholds.

    3. Charges on Freehold and Leasehold Land

      1. 25. Proprietor’s power to create charges.

      2. 26. Registration of charges.

      3. 27. Terms of years implied in or granted by charges.

      4. 28. Implied covenants in charges.

      5. 29. Priorities of registered charges.

      6. 30. Protection of charges for securing further advances.

      7. 31. Alteration of charges.

      8. 32. Provisions when charge registered in names of several proprietors.

      9. 33. Transfer of charges.

      10. 34. Powers of proprietor of charge.

      11. 35. Discharge of charges.

      12. 36. Rules as to subcharges.

    4. As to Dealings generally

      1. 37. Powers of persons entitled to be registered.

      2. 38. Certain provisions of the Law of Property Act to apply.

      3. 39. Deeds off register, how far to be void.

      4. 40. Creation and discharge of restrictive covenants.

    5. Transmissions of Land and Charges on Death and Bankruptcy

      1. 41. Transmissions of land and charges on death of proprietor.

      2. 42. Transmissions on bankruptcy of proprietor.

      3. 43. Effect of transmissions.

      4. 44. Vesting of term or subterm on transmission of charge.

      5. 45. Proof of transmission of registered proprietorship.

    6. Subsidiary Provisions

      1. 46. Determination or variation of leases, incumbrances, etc.

      2. 47. Vesting instruments and dispositions in name of proprietor.

  5. Part IV Notices, Cautions, Inhibitions and Restrictions

    1. Notices

      1. 48. Registration of notice of lease.

      2. 49. Rules to provide for notices of other rights, interests and claims.

      3. 50. Notices of restrictive covenants.

      4. 51. Notice of manorial incidents.

      5. 52. Effect of notices.

    2. Cautions

      1. 53. Cautions against first registration.

      2. 54. Cautions against dealings.

      3. 55. Effect of cautions against dealings.

      4. 56. General provisions as to cautions.

    3. Inhibitions

      1. 57. Power for court or registrar to inhibit registered dealings.

    4. Restrictions

      1. 58. Power to place restrictions on register.

    5. Protection of various Interests

      1. 59. Writs, orders, deeds of arrangement, pending actions, &c.

      2. 60. Notice of incumbrances registered under the Companies Act.

      3. 61. Protection of creditors prior to registration of trustee in bankruptcy.

      4. 62. Rules to be made as to certain details.

  6. Part V Land and Charge Certificates

    1. 63. Issue of land and charge certificates.

    2. 64. Certificates to be produced and noted on dealings.

    3. 65. Deposit at registry of certificate of mortgaged land.

    4. 66. Creation of liens by deposit of certificates.

    5. 67. Issue of new certificates.

    6. 68. Certificates to be evidence.

  7. Part VI General Provisions as to Registration and the Effect Thereof

    1. 69. Effect of registration on the legal estate.

    2. 70. Liability of registered land to overriding interests.

    3. 71. Dispositions by virtue of overriding interests.

    4. 72. Appurtenances.

    5. 73. Inland Revenue charge for capital transfer tax.

    6. 74. Notice of trust not to affect registered dealing.

    7. 75. Acquisition of title by possession.

    8. 76. Description of registered land.

    9. 77. [Conversion of possessory into absolute or good leasehold title.

    10. 78. Provisions as to undivided shares in land.

    11. 79. Addresses for service and notices.

    12. 80. Bona vacantia and forfeiture.

    13. 81. Power to remove land from the register.

  8. Part VII Rectification of Register and Indemnity

    1. 82. Rectification of the register.

    2. 83. Indemnity for errors or omissions in the register.

    3. 84. Application of indemnity in case of settled land.

    4. 85.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  9. Part VIII Application to particular Classes of Land

    1. 86. Registration of settled land.

    2. 87. Changes of ownership of settled land.

    3. 88. Settlement may be filed in registry.

    4. 89. Registrar’s certificate authorising proposed dealing with settled land.

    5. 90. Charges for money actually raised.

    6. 91. Minorities.

    7. 92. Rights of tenants for life and statutory owners to be registered as proprietors.

    8. 93. As to persons in a fiduciary position.

    9. 94. Land held in trust.

    10. 95. Restriction on number of trustees.

    11. 96. Crown and Duchy land.

    12. 97. Foreshore.

    13. 98. Land subject to charitable trusts.

    14. 99. Land belonging to benefices.

    15. 100. Small holdings.

  10. Part IX Unregistered Dealings with Registered Land

    1. Powers of dealing with Registered Land off the Register

      1. 101. Dispositions off register creating “minor interests.”

      2. 102. Priorities as between minor interests.

      3. 103. Obligation to give effect on the register to certain minor interests.

      4. 104. Protection of leases granted under statutory powers by persons other than registered proprietor and restriction on power.

      5. 105. As to minor interests in mortgage debts.

      6. 106. Creation and protection of mortgages of registered land.

      7. 107. Power for proprietors to bind successors and to enforce contracts.

      8. 108. Acquisition of easements and other benefits.

      9. 109. Restriction on exercise of powers off the register.

  11. Part X Miscellaneous Provisions

    1. 110. Provisions as between vendor and purchaser.

    2. 111.†Infants, defectives and lunatics.

    3. 111A. Caution relating to right to manage

    4. 112. Inspection of register and other documents at Land Registry.

    5. 113. Office copies to be evidence.

    6. 113A. Inspection etc.—supplementary.

    7. 114. Fraudulent dispositions how far to be void.

    8. 115. Penalty for suppression of deeds and evidence.

    9. 116. Penalty for certain fraudulent acts.

    10. 117. Punishment of misdemeanors.

    11. 118.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12. 119. Civil remedies and discovery.

  12. Part XI Compulsory Registration

    1. 120. Power to make orders rendering registration compulsory in certain areas.

    2. 121, 122.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 123. Compulsory registration: dispositions to which requirement to register applies.

    4. 123A. Compulsory registration: effect of requirement to register.

    5. 124. Compulsory provisions bind the Crown.

    6. 125. Special provisions as to orders affecting Ridings of Yorkshire.

  13. Part XII Administrative and Judicial Provisions

    1. His Majesty’s Land Registry

      1. 126. His Majesty’s Land Registry.

      2. 127. Conduct of business by registrar.

      3. 128. Power for registrar to summon witnesses.

      4. 129. Interchange of information between Land Registry and other Departments.

      5. 130. Statutory acknowledgments on return of documents.

      6. 131. Indemnity to officers of registry.

    2. District Registries

      1. 132. Power to form district registries by general orders.

      2. 133. Powers of district registrar, and appeals from him.

      3. 134. Application of general orders, &c. to districts.

    3. Local Registries of Deeds

      1. 135. Exemption of land registered under Act from registry of deeds.

      2. 136. Power to transfer Yorkshire registries to land registry.

    4. Provisions as to the Land Registry Act, 1862

      1. 137. Provisions as to the Land Registry Act, 1862.

    5. Description and Powers of the Court

      1. 138. Jurisdiction of High Court and county courts.

      2. 139. Powers of court in action for specific performance.

      3. 140. Power of registrar to state case for the court.

      4. 141. Intervention of court in case of persons under disability.

      5. 142. Power for court to bind interests of persons under disability.

      6. 143. Appeals.

  14. Part XIII Rules, Fee Orders, Regulations, Short Title, Commencement and Extent

    1. 144. Power to make general rules.

    2. 145. Power to make Fee Orders and principles on which fees determined.

    3. 146.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 147. Repeals, savings and construction.

    5. 148. Short title, commencement and extent.

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