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Commercial property 2003

Peter Williams reports on the issues most likely to affect commercial property lawyers, owners and occupiers in the coming year

10 January 2003

There are several issues which commercial property lawyers will need to become familiar with during 2003, the first of which will bring about the greatest changes. Land Registration Act 2002 In its 2001 annual report, the Law Commission described the Land Registration Act 2002 as the largest single law reform project it has ever undertaken. The Act will bring into effect five major changes:
  • Allow dealings with registered land to move from a paper-based system to an all-electronic system;
  • Replace the existing legislation to allow land registration to be faster, clearer and simpler;
  • Establish an accurate register that will give buyers more certainty by giving fuller information about the rights and responsibilities the owner has;
  • Improve the security of property rights in and over registered land by providing better means of protecting them;
  • Provide better protection for the owners of registered land against the claims of squatters. ...
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