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Land Registration Act 1925


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  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, &c

      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 hens 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.Provisions as to death duties

    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.Right to indemnity in certain cases

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

    4. 85.Insurance fund for providing indemnity

  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 on trust for sale

    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.Mortgages protected on the register

      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. 112.Inspection of register and other documents at land registry

    4. 113.Office copies to be evidence

    5. 114.Fraudulent dispositions, how far to be void

    6. 115.Penalty for suppression of deeds and evidence

    7. 116.Penalty for certain fraudulent acts

    8. 117.Punishment of misdemeanors

    9. 118.Penalty for unqualified persons drawing instruments

    10. 119.Civil remedies and discovery

  12. Part XI Compulsory Registration

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

    2. 121.Provisions as to orders made at the instance of a county council

    3. 122.Provisions as to orders made otherwise than at the instance of a county council

    4. 123.Effect of Act in areas where registration is compulsory

    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.Orders as to remuneration of solicitors

    4. 147.Repeals, savings and construction

    5. 148.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule

      Enactments repealed

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