Overriding interests were created by the Land Registration Act 1925 (LRA 1925). They are interests that are not protected on the land register but which nevertheless bind any person who acquires an interest in registered land, either on first registration or where there has been a registerable disposition of a registered estate that has been completed by registration.
The 12th October, 2013 is the deadline for registering the following overriding interests:
- Manorial rights
- Crown rents
- Non-statutory rights for embankments or sea or river walls
- Rights to payment in lieu of tithe (corn rents)
- Chancel repair liability
Until midnight on the 12th October, 2013 anyone entitled to the benefit of one of these interests may apply to lodge a caution against first registration of the land affected (in respect of unregistered land) or to enter a notice on the register (in respect of registered land) without payment of a charge.
You can find out more about these issues at the HM Land Registry website.
If you would like to register any overriding interest please contact a member of our Conveyancing department and they will be able to assist you.