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Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1948

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14Registration of rights as to government oil pipe-lines

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, section twelve of this Act shall not after the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-nine, apply to any pipe-line, or works accessory thereto, unless the rights conferred by subsection (1) of that section have been registered in the prescribed manner in the appropriate register of local land charges.

(2)The Treasury may by regulations require, as a condition of the payment of compensation under subsection (2) of the last foregoing section, that the prescribed documents of title to interests in land shall be endorsed in the prescribed manner and that the prescribed evidence shall be produced of the endorsement; and the last foregoing subsection shall not apply where evidence of an endorsement has been produced in accordance with the regulations.

(3)Where a pipe-line is diverted, or works are moved, as mentioned in subsection (5) of section twelve of this Act, subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to the line as diverted or to the works on the new site, but the said section twelve shall not as against a purchaser (as defined in the Land Charges Act, 1925) apply if the purchase was completed after the agreement for the diversion of the line or moving of the works unless the rights conferred by that section have been registered as aforesaid before the completion of the purchase:

Provided that section four of the Law of Property (Amendment) Act, 1926 (which relates to the date of effective registration and to priority notices), shall apply for the purposes of this subsection as if the registration of the said rights were to be made in pursuance of the Land Charges Act, 1925. ,(4) The power conferred by subsection (6) of section fifteen of the Land Charges Act, 1925, to make rules for giving effect to the provisions of that section shall be exercisable for giving effect to the provisions of this section, and in subsection (1) of this section the expression '' prescribed '' means prescribed by rules made in the exercise of that power.

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