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Land Registration Act 2002

Section 93: Power to require simultaneous registration

153.Initially, paper and electronic conveyancing systems will operate side by side. If electronic conveyancing is to maximise the savings and benefits for the user, however, it must become the only system. For example, if just one link in a conveyancing chain is conducted in the conventional paper-based manner, the advantages of electronic chain management are likely to be lost. Section 93 contains the power to require transactions which involve registration to be done electronically at the contract and completion stages. Specified transactions involving registered land would have no effect unless effected by a document in electronic form, and simultaneously registered (which could be done automatically by the system). The section contains a power to prescribe which dispositions of registered estates and charges are caught by the requirement. It also contains power to prescribe which dispositions of interests the subject of notices in the register are caught by the requirement (at present the transfer of noted interests are not recorded in the register, see also paragraph 149 noting section 91(7)). The Lord Chancellor is under a duty to consult before making these rules. The section specifically provides that a document varying the priority order of registered charges is included within the dispositions of registered charges covered by the section. The registration requirements for a registrable disposition will be the requirements set out in Schedule 2. For all other documents, including, contracts and dispositions relating to the transfer of noted interests, the requirements may be specified in rules. Once a transaction is caught by this section, section 27(1) is no longer relevant and is disapplied.

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