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Land Registration Act 2002

Section 122: Repeal of Land Registry Act 1862

195.The current land registration system began in 1875 under the Land Transfer Act 1875. However, there was an earlier voluntary land registration system set up in 1862, which was abandoned. The registers created under that system were not updated after 1875 but the Land Registry Act 1862 remained on the statute book. This section repeals the 1862 Act but preserves the records created under it as part of the historical information that the registrar is obliged to keep. Those records can be supplied to the public on application, details of which will be covered by rules.

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