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Land registration – the registration gap – care needed

Commercial Leases

Land registration – the registration gap – care needed

Baker and another v Craggs [2016] EWHC 3250 (Ch) (Newey J) (15 December 2016)

In recent issues, we have highlighted the risks associated with the registration gap – particularly in the context of a ‘landlord and tenant’ notice to be given by or to the legal owner, that is to say the registered proprietor in the case of a registered estate. We mention this case in brief as it is entails a slight twist, but it serves as a reminder to practitioners acting for purchasers of the need to ensure priority and to get the transfer registered.

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