83. Investigation of landlord's title.

In practice, the landlord will often be required to deduce title1.Where the title is registered, a prospective tenant can obtain a copy of the landlord's title on making an application to the Land Registry and on payment of the appropriate fee2. This right to inspect the register of title and to make copies3 is subject, however, to rules which may, in particular, provide for exceptions to the right4.

At common law, a prospective tenant who agreed to take a lease of land5 was entitled to call for and investigate the title of the prospective landlord6; but this right is now