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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 55: Registration of order for rectification of document etc.

153.Judicial rectification of a document under section 8 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Scotland Act 1985 operates retrospectively where a court is satisfied that a document failed to give effect to the common intention of the parties. Section 3 of the 1985 Act allows the court to rectify any subsequent document that is defectively expressed by virtue of the defect in the original document. Subsection (2)(a) inserts a new subsection (3A) into section 8 to provide that, where any such subsequent document is registered in the Land Register in favour of a third party who is in good faith, judicial rectification of that document can only happen where the third party consents to the rectification.

154.Subsection (3) inserts a new section 8A which provides that an order for rectification under section 8 of a document registered in the Land Register will have no real effect until the order itself is registered. When it is so registered, it has effect at that point, rather than applying retrospectively to, for example, the date of the making of the order.

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