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Land Registration Act 2002

Local land charges

214.Paragraph 6 has the effect that a local land charge overrides first registration. Local land charges usually relate to the costs of repairing a property or amenities in the immediate vicinity of the property and are governed by the Local Land Charges Act 1975. Under that Act, provision is made for a local authority to register local land charges, for those charges to be binding even if not registered and for compensation to be paid for any loss suffered by a person as a consequence of non-registration. The overriding status of local land charges recognises that they are governed by a parallel regime. However, section 55 provides that a local land charge that secures the payment of money must be registered at the Land Registry before that money can be realised.

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