1. What is the primary legislation governing registration of title in your system?
2. Are there specific rules and forms for registration directly provided for in statute under secondary legislation?
3. How often do changes arise in property/conveyancing legislation and registration legislation respectively?
Several changes were made to Land Registration Rules since 1972 arising from changes in Land and Conveyancing Law, the most significant of which is the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009. The underlying principles of the Act were to update the law, simplify the law and its language, to promote simplification of the conveyancing process in particular in relation to security over land, to facilitate the registration of title system and to be in line with the overall aim of future e-Conveyancing.
The Act made very significant changes in relation to inter alia, estates, trusts, co-ownership, easements and profits, rent charges, freehold covenants, contracts and conveyances, mortgages and judgment mortgages. It also made amendments to the Registration of Title Act 1964 [the1964 Act].
As a result many changes were required to the rules and forms governing legislation and a consolidated and updated set of Rules were made by the Rules Committee of the Authority in 2012, effective from 1st February 2013.