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Land Registration Act 2002

Section 35: Unilateral notices

78.Under this section, when the registrar enters a unilateral notice, which may be entered without the proprietor’s consent, in the register he must give notice to the affected proprietor and to such other persons as may be prescribed. Rules may provide, for example, that notice be served on the liquidator of a company which was the registered proprietor. Subsection (2) provides that a unilateral notice must indicate that it is such a notice, and identify the beneficiary. It is unlikely that anything else will appear in the register. At present, cautions are often entered in preference to notices where transactions are of a commercially sensitive character, because the entry of a caution in the register gives no indication as to the matter that lies behind it. The subsection, however, makes it possible to achieve the same commercial confidentiality by means of a unilateral notice.

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