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Land Registration Act 2002

Section 118: Power to reduce the qualifying term

190.Under the Act, subject to certain exceptions, only a legal lease which has more than seven years unexpired at the time of application may be registered with its own title. Under this section the Lord Chancellor may, after consulting such persons as he considers appropriate, by order reduce the length of registrable leases. If this is done then it will be necessary to make consequential amendments (and possibly transitional provisions). Under section 128, such an order will be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution by either House of Parliament.

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