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Land Registration Act 2002

Mines and Minerals

215.Paragraphs 7 to 9 preserves the overriding status of a limited class of mineral rights. They are mineral rights in relation to land, the title to which was registered before 1926. The reason for this exception is that rights to minerals were not recorded prior to 1926. Overriding status is also continued for interests and rights in coal. Coal rights were excepted from registration because of the difficulty in registering them given their extent and complexity. In present or former coal mining areas, coal mining searches are available that are likely to provide detailed information about coal mining activities.

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