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Land Registration Act 2002

Section 77: Duty to Act reasonably

125.Section 56(3) of the 1925 Act makes anyone who lodges a caution without reasonable cause liable to any person who has suffered damage thereby. Section 77 considerably develops this, by providing that a person must not exercise the right to apply for an entry to be added to the register of someone else’s title, or for the entry of a notice or object to someone else’s application unreasonably and if they do so, they owe a duty to anyone who suffers damage. The existence of this duty entitles the person adversely affected to bring an action for damages.

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