Legal value of LR Information

What is the legal value of land registry information delivered by your national system? 

Certified information. Is the LR information partly or completely certified?

An “Official Copy” of the following is admissible in evidence to the same extent as the original (section 67(1) Land Registration Act 2002 [LRA 2002])

(a) the register of title

(b) any document referred to in the register if it is kept by the registrar

(c) any other document kept by the registrar which relates to an application made to him

(d) the register of cautions against first registration.

A person who relies on an official copy in which there is a mistake is not liable for loss suffered by another by reason of the mistake (s.67(2) LRA 2002)

Persons (including non-natural persons) are entitled to be indemnified by the registrar if they suffer loss by reason of [inter alia]

– a mistake in the register

– a mistake in an official search

– a mistake in an official copy

– a mistake in a document kept by the registrar which is not an original and is referred to in the register

– the loss or destruction of a document lodged at the registry for inspection or safe custody

– a mistake in the register of cautions against first registration.

– (s.103 and Schedule 8 (1) LRA 2002).

So if an official copy is supplied, whether of the register or of a document held by the registrar, all of it is certified and guaranteed.

If partly, could you please describe what specific information is certified?

Not applicable.

Non certified information

Under s.66 LRA 2002 anyone may inspect and make copies of the same documents as are listed in (a) – (d) above, or any part of them. These will not be official copies and are not guaranteed.