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N.I.Transmission on death of a full owner in respect of deaths after commencement of Act

1(1)Without prejudice to the rights of the owner of any registered burden, on the death of a registered full owner of any land, not being a joint tenant whose interest ceased at death, the personal representatives of the deceased owner shall alone be recognised by the Registrar as having any right to deal with the estate of the deceased owner in the land, and any dispositions by them shall have the same effect as if they were the registered owners.N.I.

F1[(2)Where the personal representative, or one of the personal representatives, of the deceased owner is a trust corporation within the meaning of Article 9 of the Administration of Estates (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 [1979 NI 14] , any officer authorised for the purpose by the corporation, or by its directors or governing body, may, on behalf of the corporation, swear affidavits and do any act or thing which may be required, by reason of the corporation's appointment as a personal representative, for the purpose of any application, dealing or proceeding under this Act or under Land Registry Rules, and the acts of an officer so authorised shall be binding on the corporation.]

2N.I.Nothing in this Act or in any other statutory provision shall require the Registrar to register as owner a person in his capacity as a personal representative.

3N.I.The Registrar may enter on the[F2 title register] a note of the fact of the death of a registered owner, stating the particulars of representation.

4N.I.The production of an assent or transfer in the prescribed form from the personal representatives shall authorise the Registrar to register the person named in such assent or transfer as full owner or limited owner of the land, as the case may be[F3, and to register any burdens specified in the assent or transfer and the ownership of such burdens, where so specified].

5N.I.On an application to the court under subsection (3) of section 34 of the Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 [1955 c.24] in respect of registered land, the court may, notwithstanding anything in that subsection—

(a)order that the applicant be registered as owner of the land;

(b)dispense with notice to the personal representatives when it is satisfied that—

(i)at least six years have elapsed since the death of the deceased; and

(ii)the personal representatives are dead or out of the jurisdiction.