| Commentary

9 Registered land

| Commentary

9 Registered land

The relationship between legal and equitable interests in unregistered conveyancing is paralleled in the system of land registration1. The only interests in land in respect of which a person can be registered as proprietor under the Land Registration Act 2002 are estates capable of subsisting as legal estates under the ordinary law; ie fees simple absolute in possession and terms of years absolute2. All other interests in registered land (except overriding interests) can now take effect only in equity. It is possible for an interest which prima facie takes effect in equity to be protected by

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