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Land Registration Act 2002

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9.The principal legislation was provided by the Land Registration Act 1925, as amended by Land Registration Acts in 1936, 1986, 1988, and 1997, and by the Land Registration and Land Charges Act 1971. That legislation provides an improved machinery of conveyancing, rather than changing the underlying law, which applies to both unregistered and registered conveyancing. Its principles and definitions have sometimes been found obscure and confusing, and its language not easy for even professional users.

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