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Land Registration Act 2002

Section 40: Nature

83.This section defines the nature of a restriction. Because it is an entry to regulate the circumstances in which a disposition of a registered estate or charge may be the subject of an entry in the register, no restriction can be entered in respect of dealings with interests the title to which cannot be entered in the register. So, for example, it would not be possible to enter a restriction against the assignment of a lease granted for a term of seven years or less, since the title to such a lease cannot ordinarily be registered.

84.The section gives particular - but non-exhaustive - examples of the form that a restriction might take. Examples of cases where restrictions might be employed using such form are: to reflect a freezing injunction granted over a registered property; where the registered proprietor (typically a corporation or statutory body) has limited powers of disposition; and where under a registered charge the chargor agrees with the chargee to exclude his or her statutory power of leasing under the Law of Property Act 1925, section 99.

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