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REAL PROPERTY ACT 1900 - SECT 118

Registered proprietor protected except in certain cases

118 Registered proprietor protected except in certain cases

(1) Proceedings for the possession or recovery of land do not lie against the registered proprietor of the land, except as follows:
(a) proceedings brought by a mortgagee against a mortgagor in default,
(b) proceedings brought by a chargee or covenant chargee against a charger or covenant charger in default,
(c) proceedings brought by a lessor against a lessee in default,
(d) proceedings brought by a person deprived of land by fraud against:
(i) a person who has been registered as proprietor of the land through fraud, or
(ii) a person deriving (otherwise than as a transferee bona fide for valuable consideration) from or through a person registered as proprietor of the land through fraud,
(e) proceedings brought by a person deprived of, or claiming, land that (by reason of the misdescription of other land or its boundaries) has been included in a folio of the Register for the other land against a person who has been registered as proprietor of the other land (otherwise than as a transferee bona fide for valuable consideration),
(f) proceedings brought by a registered proprietor under an earlier folio of the Register against a registered proprietor under a later folio of the Register where the two folios have been created for the same land.
(2) Despite any rule of law or equity to the contrary:
(a) the production of a manual folio is an absolute bar and estoppel to any such proceedings commenced before the production of the folio against the person named in the folio as a registered proprietor or lessee of the land, and
(b) the production of a computer folio certificate for a computer folio is an absolute bar and estoppel to any such proceedings commenced before the time specified in the certificate against the person named in the certificate as a registered proprietor or lessee of the land.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to proceedings of the kind referred to in subsection (1) (a)-(f).
(4) This section does not affect:
(a) any proceedings in relation to land for which a qualified folio of the Register has been created, being proceedings based on a subsisting interest within the meaning of Part 4A, or
(b) any proceedings brought by a person deprived of, or claiming, land that (by reason of the misdescription of other land or its boundaries) has been included in a limited folio of the Register for the other land, whether or not the registered proprietor of the other land is a transferee of the land bona fide for valuable consideration.



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