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This Q&A will only be applicable where the effect of the trust deed suggests that the legal owner as registered at HM Land Registry is in fact a trustee of a trust of land holding the land for the benefit of third party beneficiary/beneficiaries and as such has no beneficial interest.
English law has long recognised the distinction between legal and beneficial ownership which was codified in section 1(3) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925). The circumstances in which an equitable interest can be overreached are described in LPA 1925, ss 2–4. Formal requirements for disposal of interests in land are set out in LPA 1
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