Land Registry

Is registration of a transfer that has not been properly witnessed a mistake?

  • PP 2019/135
Section 25(1) of the Land Registration Act 2002 provides that a registrable disposition “only has effect if it complies with such requirements as to form and content as rules may provide.” Furthermore, rule 58 of the Land Registration Rules 2003, and Schedule 9 to the rules, provide that a transfer of a registered estate must be in prescribed form and, unless the instrument is an assent, that it must be executed as a deed. The general formalities for the execution of deeds are laid down by the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989. Section 1(3)(a) requires a person executing
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