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Land Registration Act 2002

Origins of the Act

3.In 1996, the Law Commission and HM Land Registry began a joint programme to update and reform the statute law relating to land registration. Their initial proposals were published in Land Registration for the Twenty-First Century: A Consultative Document in September 1998. Revised recommendations, amended in the light of the consultation response, were published in Land Registration for the Twenty-First Century: A Conveyancing Revolution on 10 July. The Act implements most of those recommendations. The joint report contains a detailed discussion of the policy behind the recommendations, and full explanatory notes on each clause of the draft Bill contained in the report.

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Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


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