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Land Registration Act 2002

Mines and minerals

280.Paragraph 2 There is one qualification to the right of indemnity set out in paragraph 1. Paragraph 2 provides that no indemnity is payable on account of any mines or minerals, or the existence of any right to work or get mines or minerals, unless it is noted in the register of title that the registered estate includes mines and minerals. This replicates the existing position, which arose because of the difficulty of establishing on first registration if the mines or minerals were included in a title. Indemnity is only available when there is an entry in the register confirming that the mines and minerals are included. The existence of the entry indicates that the registrar was satisfied after careful investigation that the mines and minerals were not disposed of at an earlier date, or that the lord of the manor’s rights to mines and minerals was not preserved in relation to land that was formerly copyhold.

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