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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. PART 1 THE REGISTER OF TITLE

    1. 2.Form and arrangement of the register of title

    2. 3.Individual registers and more than one registered estate, division and amalgamation

    3. 4.Arrangement of individual registers

    4. 5.Contents of the property register

    5. 6.Property register of a registered leasehold estate

    6. 7.Property register of a registered estate in a rentcharge, a franchise or a profit a prendre in gross

    7. 8.Contents of the proprietorship register

    8. 9.Contents of the charges register

  4. PART 2 INDICES

    1. 10.Index to be kept under section 68 of the Act

    2. 11.Index of proprietors' names

    3. 12.The day list

  5. PART 3 APPLICATIONS: GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. 13.Form AP1

    2. 14.Electronic delivery of applications

    3. 15.Time at which applications are taken to be made

    4. 16.Applications not in order

    5. 17.Additional evidence and enquiries

    6. 18.Continuation of application on a transfer by operation of law

    7. 19.Objections

    8. 20.Completion of applications

  6. PART 4 FIRST REGISTRATION

    1. 21.First registration—application by mortgagee

    2. 22.Registration of a proprietor of a charge falling within section 4(1)(g) of the Act

    3. 23.First registration–application form

    4. 24.Documents to be delivered with a first registration application

    5. 25.First registration of mines and minerals

    6. 26.First registration of cellars, flats, tunnels etc

    7. 27.First registration application where title documents are unavailable

    8. 28.Duty to disclose unregistered interests that override first registration

    9. 29.First registration–examination of title

    10. 30.Searches and enquiries by the registrar

    11. 31.First registration–foreshore

    12. 32.Mines and minerals–note as to inclusion or exclusion

    13. 33.First registration–entry of beneficial rights

    14. 34.First registration–registration of a proprietor of a legal mortgage not within rule 22 or rule 38

    15. 35.First registration–entry of burdens

    16. 36.First registration–note as to rights of light and air

    17. 37.First registration–notice of lease

    18. 38.Application of the Act to dealings prior to first registration

  7. PART 5 CAUTIONS AGAINST FIRST REGISTRATION

    1. 39.Definitions

    2. 40.Form and arrangement of the cautions register

    3. 41.Arrangement of individual caution registers

    4. 42.Caution against first registration–application

    5. 43.Withdrawal of a caution against first registration–application

    6. 44.Cancellation of a caution against first registration–application

    7. 45.Other persons who may apply to cancel a caution against first registration

    8. 46.Application for cancellation of a caution against first registration by a person who originally consented

    9. 47.Consent to registration of a caution against first registration

    10. 48.Alteration of the cautions register by the court

    11. 49.Alteration of the cautions register by the registrar

    12. 50.Applications to the registrar to alter the cautions register and service of notice

    13. 51.Alteration of the cautions register—alteration of cautioner

    14. 52.Definition of “the cautioner”

    15. 53.The prescribed periods under section 16(2) and section 18(4) of the Act

  8. PART 6 REGISTERED LAND: APPLICATIONS, DISPOSITIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES

    1. Applications

      1. 54.Outline applications

      2. 55.Priority of applications

      3. 56.Dispositions affecting two or more registered titles

      4. 57.Duty to disclose unregistered interests that override registered dispositions

    2. Registrable dispositions—Form

      1. 58.Form of transfer of registered estates

      2. 59.Transfers by way of exchange

      3. 60.Transfer of leasehold land, the rent being apportioned or land exonerated

    3. Execution by an attorney

      1. 61.Documents executed by attorney

      2. 62.Evidence of non-revocation of power more than 12 months old

      3. 63.Evidence in support of power delegating trustees' functions to a beneficiary

    4. Covenants

      1. 64.Positive covenants

      2. 65.Indemnity covenants

      3. 66.Modification of implied covenants in transfer of land held under an old tenancy

      4. 67.Covenants implied under Part I of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 and under the Law of Property Act 1925

      5. 68.Additional provisions as to implied covenants

      6. 69.Transfer of registered estate subject to a rentcharge

    5. Mines or minerals

      1. 70.Description of land where mines or minerals situated

      2. 71.Note as to inclusion of mines or minerals in the registered estate

    6. Miscellaneous entries

      1. 72.Register entries arising from transfers and charges of part

      2. 73.Application for register entries for express appurtenant rights over unregistered land

      3. 74.Application for register entries for implied or prescriptive appurtenant rights

      4. 75.Qualified register entries for appurtenant rights

      5. 76.Note as to rights of light or air

      6. 77.No entry on reversionary title of a right of entry in lease

      7. 78.Note of variation of lease etc on register

      8. 79.Determination of registered estates

  9. PART 7 NOTICES

    1. 80.Certain interests to be protected by agreed notices

    2. 81.Application for an agreed notice

    3. 82.Application for a matrimonial home rights notice or its renewal

    4. 83.Application for entry of a unilateral notice

    5. 84.Entry of a notice in the register

    6. 85.Removal of a unilateral notice

    7. 86.Cancellation of a unilateral notice

    8. 87.Cancellation of a notice (other than a unilateral notice or a matrimonial home rights notice)

    9. 88.Registration of a new or additional beneficiary of a unilateral notice

    10. 89.Notice of unregistered interests

    11. 90.Application for entry of a notice under paragraph 5(2) or, in certain cases, paragraph 7(2)(a) of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Act

  10. PART 8 RESTRICTIONS

    1. 91.Standard forms of restriction

    2. 92.Application for a restriction and the prescribed period under section 45(2) of the Act

    3. 93.Persons regarded as having a sufficient interest to apply for a restriction

    4. 94.When an application for a restriction must be made

    5. 95.Form of obligatory restrictions

    6. 96.Application for an order that a restriction be disapplied or modified

    7. 97.Application to cancel a restriction

    8. 98.Application to withdraw a restriction from the register

    9. 99.Cancellation of a restriction relating to a trust

    10. 100.Entry following a direction of the court regarding overriding priority in connection with a restriction

  11. PART 9 CHARGES

    1. 101.How ranking of registered charges as between themselves to be shown on register

    2. 102.Alteration of priority of registered charges

    3. 103.Form of charge of registered estate

    4. 104.Application for registration of the title to a local land charge

    5. 105.Overriding statutory charges

    6. 106.Service of notice of overriding statutory charges

    7. 107.Further advances—notice of creation of subsequent charge

    8. 108.Obligations to make further advances

    9. 109.Agreement of maximum amount of security

    10. 110.Consolidation of registered charges

    11. 111.Certificate of registration of company charges

    12. 112.Foreclosure—registration requirements

    13. 113.Variation of the terms of a registered charge

    14. 114.Discharges and releases of registered charges

    15. 115.Discharges and releases of registered charges in electronic form

    16. 116.Transfer of a registered charge

  12. PART 10 BOUNDARIES

    1. 117.Definition

    2. 118.Application for the determination of the exact line of a boundary

    3. 119.Procedure on an application for the determination of the exact line of a boundary

    4. 120.Completion of application for the exact line of a boundary to be determined

    5. 121.Relationship between determined and undetermined parts of a boundary

    6. 122.Determination of the exact line of a boundary without application

    7. 123.Agreement about accretion or diluvion

  13. PART 11 QUALITY OF TITLE

    1. 124.Application to upgrade title under section 62 of the Act

    2. 125.Use of register to record defects in title

  14. PART 12 ALTERATIONS AND CORRECTIONS

    1. 126.Alteration under a court order—not rectification

    2. 127.Court order for alteration of the register—form and service

    3. 128.Alteration otherwise than pursuant to a court order—notice and enquiries

    4. 129.Alteration otherwise than under a court order—evidence

    5. 130.Correction of mistakes in an application or accompanying document

  15. PART 13 INFORMATION ETC

    1. Interpretation of this Part

      1. 131.Definitions

    2. Delivery of applications and issuing of certificates

      1. 132.Delivery of applications and issuing of certificates by electronic and other means

    3. Inspection and copyuing

      1. 133.Inspection and copying

    4. Official Copies

      1. 134.Application for official copies of a registered title, the cautions register or for a certificate of inspection of the title plan

      2. 135.Application for official copies of documents referred to in the register of title and other documents kept by the registrar

    5. Exempt information documents

      1. 136.Application that the registrar designate a document an exempt information document

      2. 137.Application for an official copy of an exempt information document

      3. 138.Application for removal of the designation of a document as an exempt information document

    6. Transitional period documents

      1. 139.Inspection, copying and official copies of transitional period documents

    7. Inspection, official copies and searches of the index of proprietors' names in connection with court proceedings, insolvency and tax liability

      1. 140.Application in connection with court proceedings, insolvency and tax liability

    8. Information about the day list, electronic discharges of registered charges and title plans

      1. 141.Day list information

      2. 142.Enquiry as to discharge of a charge by electronic means

      3. 143.Certificate of inspection of title plan

    9. Historical information

      1. 144.Application for an historical edition of a registered title kept by the registrar in electronic form

    10. Official searches of the index kept under section 68 of the Act

      1. 145.Searches of the index map

      2. 146.Searches of the index of relating franchises and manors

    11. Official searches with priority

      1. 147.Application for official search with priority by purchaser

      2. 148.Entry on day list of application for official search with priority

      3. 149.Issue of official search certificate with priority

      4. 150.Withdrawal of official search with priority

      5. 151.Protection of an application on which a protected application is dependent

      6. 152.Protection of an application relating to a pending application for first registration on which a protected application is dependent

      7. 153.Priority of concurrent applications for official searches with priority and concurrent official search certificates with priority

      8. 154.Applications lodged at the same time as the priority period expires

    12. Official searches without priority

      1. 155.Application for official search without priority

      2. 156.Issue of official search certificate without priority

    13. Request for information

      1. 157.Information requested by telephone, oral or remote terminal application for an official search

    14. Official searches for the purpose of the Family Law Act 1996 and information requests

      1. 158.Application for official search for the purpose of the Family Law Act 1996 by a mortgagee

      2. 159.Issue of official search certificate result following an application made by a mortgagee for the purpose of section 56(3) of the Family Law Act 1996

      3. 160.Information requested by an applicant for an official search for the purpose of the Family Law Act 1996

  16. PART 14 MISCELLANEOUS AND SPECIAL CASES

    1. Dispositions by operation of law within section 27(5) of the Act

      1. 161.Applications to register dispositions by operation of law which are registrable dispositions

    2. Death of proprietor

      1. 162.Transfer by a personal representative

      2. 163.Registration of a personal representative

      3. 164.Death of joint proprietor

    3. Bankruptcy of proprietor

      1. 165.Bankruptcy notice

      2. 166.Bankruptcy restriction

      3. 167.Action of the registrar in relation to bankruptcy entries

      4. 168.Registration of trustee in bankruptcy

      5. 169.Trustee in bankruptcy vacating office

      6. 170.Description of trustee in register

    4. Overseas insolvency proceedings

      1. 171.Proceedings under the EC Regulation on insolvency proceedings

    5. Pending land actions, writs and orders

      1. 172.Benefit of pending land actions, writs and orders

    6. The Crown

      1. 173.Escheat etc

    7. Church of England

      1. 174.Entry of Incumbent on a transfer to the Church Commissioners

      2. 175.Entry of Church Commissioners etc as proprietor

    8. Charities

      1. 176.Non-exempt charities—restrictions

      2. 177.Registration of trustees incorporated under Part VII of the Charities Act 1993

      3. 178.Registration of official custodian

      4. 179.Statements to be contained in dispositions in favour of a charity

      5. 180.Statements to be contained in dispositions by a charity

    9. Companies and other corporations

      1. 181.Registration of companies and limited liability partnerships

      2. 182.Registration of trustees of charitable, ecclesiastical or public trust

      3. 183.Registration of other corporations

      4. 184.Administration orders and liquidation of a company

      5. 185.Note of dissolution of a corporation

    10. Settlements

      1. 186.Settlements

    11. Adverse Possession

      1. 187.Interpretation

      2. 188.Applications for registration—procedure

      3. 189.Time limit for reply to a notice of an application

      4. 190.Notice under paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 6 to the Act

      5. 191.Adverse possession of rentcharges

      6. 192.Adverse possession of a rentcharge; non-payment of rent

      7. 193.Prohibition of recovery of rent after adverse possession of a rentcharge

      8. 194.Registration as a person entitled to be notified of an application for adverse possession

    12. Indemnity; interest on

      1. 195.Payment of interest on an indemnity

    13. Statements under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

      1. 196.Statements in transfers or conveyances and leases under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

  17. PART 15 GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Notices and Addresses for Service

      1. 197.Content of notice

      2. 198.Address for service of notice

      3. 199.Service of notice

    2. Specialist assistance

      1. 200.Use of specialist assistance by the registrar

    3. Proceedings before the registrar

      1. 201.Production of documents

      2. 202.Costs

    4. Retention and return of documents

      1. 203.Retention of documents on completion of an application

      2. 204.Request for the return of certain documents

      3. 205.Release of documents kept by the registrar

    5. Forms

      1. 206.Use of forms

      2. 207.Adaptation of certain Schedule 1 forms to provide for direct debit

      3. 208.Welsh language forms

      4. 209.Use of non-prescribed forms

      5. 210.Documents in a Schedule 1 form

      6. 211.Electronically produced forms

      7. 212.Documents where no form is prescribed

    6. Documents accompanying applications

      1. 213.Identification of part of the registered title dealt with

      2. 214.Lodging of copy instead of an original document

      3. 215.Documents and other evidence in support of an application

    7. Land Registry–when open to public

      1. 216.Days on which the Land Registry is open to the public

    8. Interpretation

      1. 217.General Interpretation

  18. PART 16 TRANSITIONAL

    1. Cautions against dealings

      1. 218.Definitions

      2. 219.Consent under a caution

      3. 220.Notice under section 55(1) of the 1925 Act and under rule 223(3)

      4. 221.Cautioner showing cause

      5. 222.Withdrawal of a caution by the cautioner

      6. 223.Cancellation of a caution—application by the proprietor etc

    2. Rentcharges and adverse possession

      1. 224.Registered rentcharges held in trust under section 75(1) of the 1925 Act on commencement

  19. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SCHEDULE 1 FORMS REFERRED TO IN RULES 206, 207 AND 210

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      NOTICES PUBLICISING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ELECTRONIC AND OTHER MODES OF DELIVERY OF APPLICATIONS AND OTHER MATTERS

      1. 1.If the registrar is satisfied that adequate arrangements have been...

      2. 2.The applications and other matters referred to in paragraph 1...

      3. 3.Subject to paragraphs 4, 5 and 6, a notice given...

      4. 4.A notice given under paragraph 1 may from time to...

      5. 5.If and so long as owing the breakdown or other...

      6. 6.Paragraph 5 will apply despite the absence of a variation,...

      7. 7.The provisions referred to in paragraph 2 will not prevent...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      SCHEDULE 3 FORMS REFERRED TO IN RULE 206

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      STANDARD FORMS OF RESTRICTION

      1. Form A (Restriction on dispositions by sole proprietor)

      2. Form B (Dispositions by trustees—certificate required)

      3. Form C (Dispositions by personal representatives—certificate required)

      4. Form D (Parsonage, church or churchyard land)

      5. Form E (Non-exempt charity—certificate required)

      6. Form F (Land vested in official custodian on trust for non-exempt charity—authority required)

      7. Form G (Tenant for life as registered proprietor of settled land, where there are trustees of the settlement)

      8. Form H (Statutory owners as trustees of the settlement and registered proprietors of settled land)

      9. Form I (Tenant for life as registered proprietor of settled land—no trustees of the settlement)

      10. Form J (Trustee in bankruptcy and beneficial interest—certificate required)

      11. Form K (Charging order affecting beneficial interest—certificate required)

      12. Form L (Disposition by registered proprietor of a registered estate or proprietor of charge—certificate required)

      13. Form M (Disposition by registered proprietor of registered estate or proprietor of charge—certificate of registered proprietor of specified title number required)

      14. Form N (Disposition by registered proprietor of registered estate or proprietor of charge—consent required)

      15. Form O (Disposition by registered proprietor of registered estate or proprietor of charge—consent of registered proprietor of specified title number required)

      16. Form P (Disposition by registered proprietor of registered estate or proprietor of charge—consent of proprietor of specified charge required)

      17. Form Q (Disposition by registered proprietor of registered estate or proprietor of charge—consent of personal representative required)

      18. Form R (Disposition by registered proprietor of registered estate or proprietor of charge—evidence of compliance with club rules required)

      19. Form S (Disposition by proprietor of charge—certificate of compliance required)

      20. Form T (Disposition by proprietor of charge—consent required)

      21. Form U (Section 37 of the Housing Act 1985)

      22. Form V (Section 157 of the Housing Act 1985)

      23. Form W (Paragraph 4 of Schedule 9A to the Housing Act 1985)

      24. Form X (Section 81 or 133 of the Housing Act 1988 or section 173 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989)

      25. Form Y (Section 13 of the Housing Act 1996)

      26. Form AA (freezing order on the registered estate)

      27. Form BB (freezing order on charge)

      28. Form CC (application for freezing order on the registered estate)

      29. Form DD (application for freezing order on charge)

      30. Form EE (restraint order or interim receiving order on the registered estate)

      31. Form FF (restraint order or interim receiving order on charge)

      32. Form GG (application for restraint order or interim receiving order on the registered estate)

      33. Form HH (application for restraint order or interim receiving order on charge)

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      APPLICATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH COURT PROCEEDINGS, INSOLVENCY AND TAX LIABILITY—QUALIFYING APPLICANTS AND APPROPRIATE CERTIFICATES

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CERTAIN RESULTS OF OFFICIAL SEARCHES

      1. Part 1 INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL SEARCH OF THE INDEX MAP

        1. A.The date and time of the official search certificate

        2. B.A description of the land searched

        3. C.The reference (if any) of the applicant or the person...

        4. D.Whether there is— (i) a pending application for first registration...

      2. Part 2 INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL SEARCH OF THE INDEX OF RELATING FRANCHISES AND MANORS

        1. A.The date and time of the official search certificate

        2. B.The administrative area(s) searched

        3. C.The reference (if any) of the applicant or the person...

        4. D.Whether there is a verbal description of—

      3. Part 3 INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL SEARCH OF AN INDIVIDUAL REGISTER OF A REGISTERED TITLE

        1. A.The title number

        2. B.The date and time of the official search certificate

        3. C.If the official search certificate is part of a registered...

        4. D.The applicant’s name

        5. E.The applicant's, or his agent's, reference (if any): limited to...

        6. F.Details of any relevant adverse entries made in the individual...

        7. G.Notice of the entry of any relevant pending application affecting...

        8. H.Notice of the entry of any relevant official search the...

        9. I.If the official search is with priority, the date and...

        10. J.If the official search is without priority, a statement that...

      4. Part 4 INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL SEARCH WITH PRIORITY IN RELATION TO A PENDING APPLICATION FOR FIRST REGISTRATION

        1. A.The title number allotted to the pending application for first...

        2. B.The date and time of the official search certificate

        3. C.If the official search is of part, a short description...

        4. D.The applicant’s name

        5. E.The applicant's, or his agent's, reference (if any): limited to...

        6. F.The full name of the person who has applied for...

        7. G.The date and time at which the pending application for...

        8. H.Notice of the entry of any relevant pending application affecting...

        9. I.Notice of the entry of any relevant official search the...

        10. J.The date and time at which priority expires

      5. Part 5 INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL SEARCH BY A MORTGAGEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECTION 56(3) OF THE FAMILY LAW ACT 1996

        1. A.The title number

        2. B.The date and time of the official search certificate

        3. C.The mortgagee’s name

        4. D.The mortgagee's, or his agent's, reference (if any): limited to...

        5. E.Whether, at the date of the official search certificate, a...

        6. F.Whether there is a pending application for the entry of...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      SETTLEMENTS

      1. 1.General

      2. 2.First registration—restriction required

      3. 3.Standard forms of restriction applicable to settled land

      4. 4.Transfer of land into settlement

      5. 5.Registered land brought into settlement

      6. 6.Registered land bought with capital money

      7. 7.Duty to apply for restrictions when registered land is settled

      8. 8.Proprietor ceasing in his lifetime to be the tenant for life

      9. 9.Tenant for life or statutory owner entitled to have the settled land vested in him

      10. 10.Registration of statutory owner during a minority otherwise than on death

      11. 11.Registration of special personal representatives

      12. 12.Transfer on the death of the tenant for life

      13. 13.Minority where settlement arises under a will or intestacy

      14. 14.Discharge of registered land from beneficial interests and powers under a settlement

      15. 15.Discharge from liability in respect of beneficial interests and powers under a settlement

      16. 16.Interpretation

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      MODIFIED FORM OF SCHEDULE 6 TO THE ACT APPLICABLE TO REGISTERED RENTCHARGES

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      FORMS OF EXECUTION

  20. Explanatory Note

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