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Land Registration Act 2002

Dependent estates
Section 13: Appurtenant rights and charges

46.Section 13 empowers the Lord Chancellor to make rules in relation to the registration of dependent legal estates. First, rules may make provision for the entry in the register of a registered proprietor as the proprietor of an unregistered legal estate which subsists for the benefit of a registered estate. Rules made under this provision are meant to cover the situation where, on or subsequent to first registration, a registered proprietor has, or is granted, the benefit of a legal estate, such as an easement or a profit à prendre, over unregistered land. Rules will enable the benefit of such an estate to be entered in the register.

47.Secondly, rules may make provision for the registration of a person as the proprietor of an unregistered legal estate which is a charge on a registered estate. Rules under this provision are intended to cover the situations where:


On first registration, the land is already subject to a legal mortgage.


Subsequent to first registration, a charge is created that does not have to be registered to have effect at law, as in relation to certain local land charges (cf section 55 below).

In such circumstances, rules may enable the registration of the mortgagee as the proprietor of a registered charge.

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