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Land Registration Act 2002

Management of network transactions

245.Paragraph 9 The terms of a network access agreement may, as envisaged by paragraph 2, require the network user to provide monitoring information. In relation to a transaction which is part of a chain, this would probably require the user to provide the registrar with details as soon as they were available of the fact that the transaction that the client was intending to enter into was part of a chain. Thereafter, he or she would need to disclose that a particular conveyancing step had occurred, for example that local searches had been completed or a mortgage offer received. Paragraph 9 enables the registrar, or the person to whom he had delegated “chain management” responsibilities, to use the monitoring information to manage network transactions. In particular, he may disclose such information to persons authorised to use the network, for example other conveyancers involved in the chain, and authorise further disclosure if he considers it necessary or desirable to do so. The “chain manager” will not have any direct coercive powers but will be able to identify the link in the chain that is causing delay and will then be able to encourage that party to proceed with due despatch.


246.Paragraph 10 provides that the registrar may provide, or arrange the provision of, education and training in relation to the use of a land registry network.

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