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(p. 201) Part 3 Sole and joint owners of land 

(p. 201) Part 3 Sole and joint owners of land
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Sandra Clarke

and Sarah Greer

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date: 25 May 2020

This chapter discusses what it means to be the ‘owner’ of a property. In registered land, whoever is entered into the proprietorship register as the registered proprietor of the property is deemed to have the authority to deal with the land as an owner. The chapter discusses three alternative scenarios when the land register shows a sole registered proprietor; the first is that the registered proprietor is the sole legal and equitable owner of the land; the second is that the registered proprietor is the sole legal owner, holding the equitable title on trust for someone else; the third is that the registered proprietor is the sole legal owner, holding the equitable title on trust for him- or herself and (an)other equitable owner(s). The chapter considers the potential dangers for equitable owners and purchasers, and explains the law that has been put in place to protect them.

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