Law of Property (Amendment) Act 1924

Cited as:1924 c. 5
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved


Law of Property (Amendment) Act, 1924

(15 & 16 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 5.

An Act to amend the Law of Property Act, 1922, and the enactments thereby affected, and to facilitate the consolidation of the law relating to conveyancing and property, settled land, trustees, the registration of pending actions, annuities, writs, orders, deeds of arrangement and land charges, the administration of estates, the registration of title to land and university and college estates.

[18th December 1924]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Repeals effected by the principal Act.

1 Repeals effected by the principal Act.

1. For the purpose of collecting the repeals effected by the Law of Property Act, 1922(in this Act referred to as ‘the principal Act’) parts of which are intended to be repealed, it is hereby declared that the enactments set out in the First Schedule to this Act are the enactments which were, to the extent specified in the third column of the said Schedule, repealed by the principal Act.

S-2 Amendments of the principal Act.

2 Amendments of the principal Act.

2. The principal Act shall be amended, in regard to details relating to the enfranchisement of copyholds and the conversion of perpetually renewable leaseholds into long terms, in the manner appearing in the Second Schedule to this Act.

S-3 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to conveyancing and property.

3 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to conveyancing and property.

3. The amendments and provisions, for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to conveyancing and property, contained in the Third Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-4 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to settled land.

4 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to settled land.

4. The amendments and provisions, for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to settled land, contained in the Fourth Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-5 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to trustees.

5 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to trustees.

5. The amendments and provisions, for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to trustees, contained in the Fifth Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-6 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to the registration of pending actions, &c.

6 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to the registration of pending actions, &c.

6. The amendments and provisions, for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to the registration of pending actions, annuities, writs, orders, deeds of arrangement and land charges, contained in the Sixth Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-7 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to administration of estates.

7 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to administration of estates.

7. The amendments and provisions, for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to the administration of estates of deceased persons, contained in the Seventh Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-8 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to registration of title to land.

8 Provisions facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to registration of title to land.

8. The amendments and provisions, for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to the registration of title to land, contained in the Eighth Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-9 Statutes affected by the principal Act.

9 Statutes affected by the principal Act.

9. The enactments mentioned in the Ninth Schedule to this Act are affected by the principal Act in the manner and to the extent specified in that Schedule.

S-10 Repeal of statutes rendered obsolete.

10 Repeal of statutes rendered obsolete.

10. The enactments set out in the Tenth Schedule to this Act, being enactments which, as respects England and Wales, are rendered obsolete by the principal Act, are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

S-11 Provisions for facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to university and college estates.

11 Provisions for facilitating the consolidation of the law relating to university and college estates.

11. The amendments and provisions for facilitating the consolidation of the statute law relating to university and college estates, contained in the Eleventh Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.

S-12 Short title, commencement, extent.

12 Short title, commencement, extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Law of Property (Amendment) Act, 1924 .

(2) This Act shall be construed as one with the principal Act, and that Act and this Act may be cited together as the Property Acts, 1922 and 1924.

(3) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

(4) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

S C H E D U L E S.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Repeals effected by the Law of Property Act, 1922.

Session and Chapter.

Title or Short Title. Extent of Repeals.

27 Hen. 8 c. 10.

The Statute of Uses

The whole Act.

22 & 23 Car. 2 c. 10.

The Statute of Distribution.

Sections three and four.

29 Car. 2. c. 3.

The Statute of Frauds

Section twenty-four.

1 Jac. 2. c. 17.

An Act for reviving and continuance of severall Acts of Parlyament therein mentioned.

Sections five and seven.

11 Geo. 4. and 1 Will. 4 c. 40.

The Executors Act 1830.

The whole Act.

3 & 4 Will. 4 c. 74.

The Fines and Recoveries Act, 1833.

Section thirty-two, as respects settlements made or coming into operation after the commencement of the principal Act.

17 & 18 Vict. c. 97.

The Inclosure Act, 1854.

The proviso to section eleven, and, in section thirteen, the words ‘so far as the same has been apportioned upon the lands of persons interested and making applications as aforesaid.’

31 & 32 Vict. c. 40.

The Partition Act, 1868.

The whole Act without prejudice to proceedings commenced thereunder before the commencement of the principal Act.

34 & 35 Vict. c. 31.

The Trade Union Act, 1871.

In section seven, the words ‘not exceeding one acre.’

37 & 38 Vict. c. 78.

The Vendor and Purchaser Act, 1874.

Section one.

Session and Chapter.

Title or Short Title. Extent of Repeals.

38 & 39 Vict. c. 87.

The Land Transfer Act, 1875.

Section two; in section four from ‘The Court of Chancery’ to the end of the section; in subsection (1) of section eleven the words ‘for a life or lives or determinable on a life or lives’; sections twelve, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen; in paragraph (2) of section eighteen, the words ‘succession duty,’ paragraphs (4) and (5), in paragraph (7) the words ‘in cases where there is an occupation under such tenancies,’ and the words from ‘The Commissioners of Inland Revenue’ to the end of the section; in section thirty-four from the words ‘upon completion of the registration’ to the end of the section; sections thirty-six, thirty-seven, forty-one, forty-four, forty-five, and forty-nine; in section fifty, from the words ‘is for a life’ to the end of the section; section fifty-two; the proviso to section fifty-three; sections sixty-eight and sixty-nine; in section seventy the words ‘the vendor or his solicitor in cases where the applicant is a person who has contracted to buy such land, and in all other cases’; paragraphs (3), (4), (7), and (8) of section eighty-three; section eighty-four; in section eighty-five, the words from ‘but this enactment’ to the end of the section; sections eighty-seven and eighty-eight; in sections ninety-five and ninety-six the words ‘subject to any estates or rights acquired by registration in pursuance of this Act’; and subsection (4) of section one hundred and eleven.

Session and Chapter.

Title or Short Title. Extent of Repeals.

39 & 40 Vict c. 17.

The Partition Act, 1876.

The whole Act, without prejudice to proceedings commenced thereunder before the commencement of the principal Act.

40 & 41 Vict. c. 18.

The Settled Estates Act, 1877.

The whole Act.

44 & 45 Vict. c. 41.

The Conveyancing Act, 1881.

Section twelve; in paragraph (i) of subsection (6) of section fourteen, the words ‘To a covenant or condition against assigning, underletting, parting with the possession, or disposing of the land leased; or’ except in the application of that paragraph to breaches occurring before the commencement of the principal Act, and to cases where the land leased has been assigned, underlet, parted with or disposed of, to a limited company either before or after the commencement; in subsection (3) of section twenty-three the words ‘affected under the mortgage deed or under this Act;’ section thirty as respects deaths occurring after the commencement of the principal Act; section forty-one; sub-sections (4) and (5) of section forty-two and section forty-three, as respects instruments coming into operation after the commencement of the principal Act; subsections (4) and (5) of section forty-five; and section sixty-two.

45 & 46 Vict. c. 38.

The Settled Land Act, 1882.

Subsection (4) of section two and in paragraph (i) of subsection (10) of that section, the words ‘also an undivided share’; in subsection (6) of section two the words ‘as tenants in common or’ and the...

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