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Land Registry Act 1862

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Crown, &c. Lands.

114With respect to Lands vested in Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, either in right of the Crown or of the Duchy of Lancaster or otherwise, or vested in any Public Officer or Body in trust for the Public Service, the Public Officer or Body having the Management thereof, if any, or, if none, then such Person as Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, shall by Writing under Her Sign Manual appoint, may and shall (whether the Land be vested in him or them or not) represent the Owner of such Lands for all the Purposes of this Act, and shall be entitled to such Notices, and may make and enter any such Application or Caveat, and do all such other Acts, as any Owner of Lands for an Estate in Fee Simple is entitled to receive, make, enter, or do under the Provisions of this Act; and with respect to Lands belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, such Person as the Duke of Cornwall for the Time being, or as the Personage for the Time being entitled to the Revenues and Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, shall in Writing appoint, may and shall act as and represent the Owner of such Lands for all the Purposes of this Act, and shall be entitled to receive such Notices, and may make and enter any such Application or Caveat, and do all such other Acts as any Owner of Lands for an Estate in Fee Simple is entitled to receive, make, enter, or do under the Provisions of this Act; and it shall be sufficient that any Oaths, Affidavits, or Declarations required by this Act be taken or made by any such Public Officer, Body, or Person as in this Section mentioned, or by any Person nominated in Writing by any such Public Officer, Body, or Person, and in either Case, without any Solicitor joining in any Affidavit or Declaration ; and it shall not be necessary for any such Public Officer, Body, or Person as in this Section mentioned to enter into any such Bond as in this Act mentioned, nor to give any Security for Costs, nor shall they or any of them be liable in Damages except for any Acts done wrongfully and without reasonable Cause.

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