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Land Registration Act 2002

Leasehold estates in land

210.Paragraph 1 has the effect that, subject to three exceptions, a leasehold estate granted for a term not exceeding seven years from the date of grant is an unregistered interest which overrides first registration. Under the present system, leases not exceeding 21 years in length are overriding interests. The reduction in the length of leases which have overriding status reflects the reduction in the length of leases which gives rise to first registration of title in their own right. The grant of a lease exceeding seven years in length will under the Act trigger first registration. Section 4 lists the three situations where a lease of shorter duration must be registered in its own right: a right to buy lease; a lease that take effect more than three months after it is made; and certain leases by private sector landlords. These leases will not be capable of overriding first registration, even where they do not exceed seven years.

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