‘Altering the Land Register on Grounds of Mistake’

The starting point for the Law Commission when considering the reform of land registration was that the register should be as complete and accurate a record of information relevant to the title of a particular estate in the land as is possible. It is generally recognized that the Land Registration Act 2002 has gone a long way to achieving this aim prompting one judge to say ‘… the Land Registration Act 2002, (the “2002 Act”) is not merely a scheme for registering title. It is a scheme of title by registration’. It is clear that in achieving that purpose the title conferred by the register should be indefeasible … (more)

[Mark Diggle, Ropewalk Chambers]

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