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Land Registration Act 2002


Section 104: General information about land

167.This section gives the registrar power to publish information about land in England and Wales if it appears to him to be information in which there is a legitimate public interest. The registrar already publishes data about changes in property prices on a quarterly basis, and these are widely used. Because all sales of freehold land are required to be registered, the Registry’s figures are the most accurate available. The extension of compulsory registration to leases with seven or more years to run will considerably extend the market data available.

Section 105: Consultancy and advisory services

168.Section 105 gives the registrar power to provide, or to arrange the provision of, such consultancy and advisory services as he sees fit, and enables him to negotiate appropriate fees for those services. This power will enable the registrar to offer consultancy services both within England and Wales and elsewhere. In particular, it is likely that his expertise may be in demand in relation to the development of electronic registration systems in other countries.

Section 106: Incidental powers: companies

169.Section 106 enables the registrar, if he considers it expedient, to do so in connection with the specified functions to form, or participate in the formation of, or purchase or invest in, a company. The specified functions are providing:

  • historical information (section 69(3)(a))

  • the Land Registry Network (section 92(1))

  • an electronic settlements system (section 94)

  • consultancy and advisory services (section 105 (1))

  • education and training in relation to the use of the Land Registry Network (schedule 5 paragraph 10).

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