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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 86: Acquisition from disponer without valid title

201.The effect of subsections (1) to (3) is that if the register shows someone as proprietor, but that person’s title is in fact void, then when that person dispones the title to another (and that second person is duly registered as owner), if the requirements in subsection (3) (including regarding good faith and possession for one year) are met, then that second person acquires ownership. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, the awareness of the Keeper referred to in subsection (3)(b) can be deduced from the information on the register.

202.Subsections (4) to (6) provide for the date when ownership is acquired under subsection (2). It is the later of the date of registration and the expiry of the one-year period of peaceful possession.

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