Commentary

208 Commons Act 2006

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208 Commons Act 2006

| Commentary

208 Commons Act 2006

The Commons Act 2006 repealed and replaced the Commons Registration Act 1965. The 1965 Act was aimed at dispelling some of the uncertainty which had developed over the years as to who precisely had what rights and over which common land. The Act required that all land claimed as common land and all rights of common must be registered, in registers maintained by registration authorities. Registers were publicly available documents kept by local authorities. The registration provisions are continued by the 2006 Act.

Land may however become common land, perhaps by dedication, or cease to be common

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