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The Land Registration Rules 2003

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216.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), the land registry shall be open to the public daily except on Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday or any other day either specified or declared by proclamation under section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(1) or appointed by the Lord Chancellor.

(2) If the registrar is satisfied that adequate arrangements have been made or will be in place for opening the land registry to the public on Saturdays, he may, in such manner as he considers appropriate, give notice to that effect.

(3) On and after the date specified in any notice given pursuant to paragraph (2), paragraph (1) shall have effect as though the word “Saturdays” had been omitted.

(4) The date referred to in paragraph (3) must be at least eight weeks after the date of the notice.

(5) On and after the date specified in any notice given pursuant to paragraph (2), the periods in column 3 in the table below are substituted for the periods in column 2 in that table in the rules to which they relate.

(1) Rule(2) Prescribed period before any notice given under rule 216(2) takes effect(3) Prescribed period after any notice given under rule 216(2) takes effect
16(1)Twenty business daystwenty-four business days
31(2)the twentieth business daythe twenty-fourth business day
53(1)the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day
53(1)the thirtieth business daythe thirty-sixth business day
53(3)the thirtieth business daythe thirty-sixth business day
53(4)the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day
54(9)the fourth business daythe fourth business day
55(4)fifteen business daysEighteen business days
86(3)the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day
86(3)the thirtieth business daythe thirty-sixth business day
86(5)the thirtieth business daythe thirty-sixth business day
86(6)the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day
92(9)the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day
119(3)the twentieth business daythe twenty-fourth business day
189the sixty-fifth business daythe seventy-eighth business day
197(2)the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day
201(5)the twentieth business daythe twenty-fourth business day
202(3)the twentieth business daythe twenty-fourth business day
202(8)the twentieth business daythe twenty-fourth business day
218the fifteenth business daythe eighteenth business day

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