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LAND TITLE ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Object of Act  
   4.      Definitions  
   5.      Act binds Crown  

   PART 2--ADMINISTRATION

           Division 1--Establishment of land register

   6.      Registrar-General must keep land register  

           Division 2--General requirements for instruments in land register

   7.      Form of instruments  
   8.      Acceptance of forms used in States, etc.  
   9.      Execution of forms outside of Territory  
   10.     Execution of certain instruments  
   11.     Consent to be written on instrument etc.  
   12.     Required number of executed copies to be lodged  
   13.     Registrar-General may authorise printing and sale of forms  
   14.     Lodgement etc. of documents  
   15.     Address for service to be provided  

           Division 3--Powers of Registrar-General

   16.     Registrar-General may demand fees  
   17.     Registrar-General may correct land register  
   18.     Registrar-General may prepare and lodge caveat  
   19.     Registrar-General may require public notice to be given of certain proposed action  

           Division 4--Inquiries

   20.     Registrar-General may decide to hold inquiry  
   21.     Registrar-General's duties on inquiry  
   22.     Registrar-General may decide procedures  
   23.     Registrar-General's powers on inquiry  
   24.     Notice to witness  
   25.     Offences by witnesses  
   26.     Powers of Registrar-General following inquiry  

           Division 5--Referral of matter to Supreme Court

   27.     Referral to Supreme Court from inquiry  
   28.     Other referrals by Registrar-General to Supreme Court  

   PART 3--LAND REGISTER

           Division 1--General

   29.     Record of non-current or historical dealings  
   30.     Particulars Registrar-General must record  
   31.     Particulars Registrar-General may record  
   32.     Entitlement to search land register  
   33.     Evidentiary effect of certified copies of documents  
   34.     Caution notices  
   35.     Notices of statutory restrictions  
   36.     Removal of memorials  
   37.     No liability on Minister, etc.  
   38.     Record of administrative interests  

           Division 2--Indefeasible title

   39.     Creation of indefeasible title  
   40.     Meaning of indefeasible title  
   41.     Single indefeasible title for 2 or more lots  
   42.     Separation of single indefeasible title for 2 or more lots  
   43.     Transfer of land forming part of indefeasible title  

           Division 3--Certificates as to title

   44.     Issuing of certificates as to title  
   45.     Note about issue of certificate as to title etc.  
   46.     Cancellation of certificate as to title on deposit  
   47.     Evidentiary effect of certificate as to title  

   PART 4--REGISTRATION OF LANDS

           Division 1--Alienation of Crown land

   48.     Alienated Crown land to be registered  
   49.     Alteration of title affecting registered interests  

           Division 2--Land held by Territory

   50.     Land held by Territory  

           Division 3--Subdivision and consolidation

   51.     Plan of subdivision and plan of consolidation  
   52.     Registration of plan  
   53.     Particulars to be recorded on registration of plan  
   54.     Exclusion of road, railway and watercourse  

           Division 4--Unit title schemes

   54A.    Plan of subdivision and plan of consolidation  
   54B.    Registration of scheme statement  
   54C.    Reservation of scheme name and body corporate name  
   54D.    Registration of statement reflecting approved reinstatement process  
   54E.    Registration of documents required for termination of scheme  
   54F.    Registration and cancellation of disclosure statement  

           Division 5--Developments

   54G.    Registration of documents required for termination of development  

   PART 5--JOINT HOLDER IN LOT

   56.     Registering life interests  
   57.     Registering co-owners  
   58.     Separate indefeasible titles for tenants in common  
   59.     Severing joint tenancy  

   PART 6--DEALINGS DIRECTLY AFFECTING LOTS

           Division 1--Transfers

   60.     Registering transfer  
   61.     Requirements of instrument of transfer  
   62.     Effect of registration of transfer  
   63.     Transfer of mortgaged lot  
   64.     Transfer pursuant to statutory vesting or grant  

           Division 2--Leases

   65.     Registering a lease  
   66.     Requirements of instrument of lease  
   67.     Validity of lease or amendment of lease against mortgagee  
   68.     Renewing and extending a lease  
   69.     Amending a lease  
   70.     Re-entry by lessor  
   71.     Surrendering a lease  
   72.     Disclaimer in bankruptcy  
   73.     Validity of unregistered lease  

           Division 3--Mortgages

              Subdivision 1--General

   74.     Mortgaging lot etc. by registration  
   75.     Requirements of instrument of mortgage  
   76.     Effect of registering a mortgage  
   77.     Equitable mortgage  
   78.     Amending a mortgage  
   79.     Amending priority of mortgages  
   80.     Powers of mortgagee  
   81.     Effect of transfer after sale by mortgagee  
   82.     Liability of mortgagee in possession of leased lot  
   83.     Discharge of mortgage  
   84.     Discharge of annuity  
   85.     Registering order for foreclosure  

              Subdivision 2--Statutory charges

   86.     Registration of statutory charges  
   87.     Deemed mortgage  
   88.     Priority and effect of statutory charges  
   89.     Statutory charges and power of sale  
   90.     Removing statutory charge  

           Division 4--Easements

              Subdivision 1--General

   91.     Creation of easement or easement in gross by registration  
   92.     Requirements of instrument of easement or easement in gross  
   93.     Consents  
   94.     Limitation of easements or easements in gross  
   95.     Easement benefiting and burdening same registered owner's lots  
   96.     Same person becoming registered owner of benefited and burdened lots  
   97.     Owner of benefited land acquiring interest in burdened land  
   98.     Extinguishment of easement or easement in gross  
   99.     Amending easement or easement in gross  
   100.    Application of Law of Property Act  

              Subdivision 2--Creating easements or easements in gross by registering plans of subdivision or consolidation

   101.    Easement or easement in gross only created in accordance with this Subdivision  
   102.    Creation of easement or easement in gross by plan of subdivision or consolidation  
   103.    Instrument of easement or easement in gross to be lodged  
   104.    Rights created on registration of plan and instrument  
   105.    Instrument of easement or easement in gross may be lodged  

           Division 5--Covenants

              Subdivision 1--General

   106.    Creation of covenants and covenants in gross  
   107.    Requirements of instrument of covenant or covenant in gross  
   108.    Consents  
   109.    Covenants benefiting and burdening same registered owner's lots  
   110.    Same person becoming registered owner of benefited and burdened lots  
   111.    Owner of benefited land acquiring interest in burdened land  
   112.    Extinguishment of covenants or covenants in gross  
   113.    Amending covenant or covenant in gross  
   114.    Application of Law of Property Act  

              Subdivision 2--Creating covenants by registering plans of subdivision or consolidation

   115.    Covenant only created in accordance with this Subdivision  
   116.    Creation of covenant by plan of subdivision or consolidation  
   117.    Rights created on registration of plan and instrument  

           Division 6--Profits a prendre

   118.    Profit a prendre by registration  
   119.    Requirements of instrument of profit a prendre  
   120.    Profits a prendre benefiting and burdening same registered owner's lots  
   121.    Same person becoming registered owner of benefited and burdened lots  
   122.    Owner of benefited land acquiring interest in burdened land  
   123.    Amending instrument of profit a prendre  
   124.    Releasing or removing profit a prendre  

           Division 7--Trusts, deceased estates and bankruptcy

   125.    How trusts may be registered  
   126.    Instrument of transfer to trustee  
   127.    Instrument to vest in trustee  
   128.    Sale, mortgage etc. by trustee  
   129.    Registering personal representative  
   130.    Form of application  
   131.    Transmission on bankruptcy  

   PART 7--OTHER DEALINGS

           Division 1--Writs of execution

   132.    Registering writ of execution  
   133.    Effect of registering writ of execution  
   134.    Cancellation of registration  
   135.    Discharging or satisfying writ of execution  
   136.    Transfer of lots sold in execution  

           Division 2--Caveats

   137.    Requirements of caveats  
   138.    Lodging a caveat  
   139.    Notifying caveat  
   140.    Effect of lodging caveat  
   141.    Withdrawing caveat  
   142.    Automatic lapsing of caveat  
   143.    Removing caveat  
   144.    Cancelling caveat  
   145.    Further caveat  
   146.    Compensation for improper caveat  
   147.    Notices to caveator  

           Division 3--Powers of attorney and persons lacking capacity

   148.    Registration of power of attorney  
   149.    Decision makers  
   150.    Persons under disability  
   151.    Acts for minors and by attorneys etc.  

   PART 8--INSTRUMENTS

           Division 1--General

   152.    When instrument capable of registration  
   153.    Lodging certificate as to title  
   154.    Correcting unregistered instruments  
   155.    Requisitions  
   156.    Rejecting instrument for failure to comply with requisition  
   157.    Withdrawing lodged instrument before registration  
   158.    Registrar-General may call in instrument for correction or cancellation  
   159.    Execution and proof  
   160.    Obligations of witness for natural person  
   161.    Substitute instrument  
   162.    Dispensing with production of instrument  
   163.    Requiring plan of survey to be lodged  
   164.    Pre-examination of plans  
   165.    Disposing of instrument in certain circumstances  
   166.    Transferor must do everything necessary etc.  

           Division 2--Standard terms documents forming parts of instruments

   167.    Meaning of standard terms document  
   168.    Standard terms document to which instrument refers may be registered  
   169.    Standard terms document that is part of instrument  
   170.    Instrument not limited to that contained in standard terms document  
   171.    Withdrawal or cancellation of standard terms document  
   172.    Standard terms document to be provided to other parties  

   PART 9--REGISTRATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND ITS EFFECTS

           Division 1--Registration of instruments

   173.    Registrar-General must register instruments  
   174.    Registrar-General must give distinguishing reference to each instrument  
   175.    How instrument is registered  
   176.    Registration statement  
   177.    When instrument is registered  
   178.    Time from when instrument forms part of land register etc.  
   179.    Registered instrument operates as deed  
   180.    Order of registration of instruments  
   181.    Priority of registered instruments  
   182.    Evidentiary effect of recording particulars in land register  

           Division 2--Consequences of registration

              Subdivision 1--General

   183.    Benefits of registration  
   184.    Interest in lot not transferred or created until registration  
   185.    Effect of registration on interest  
   186.    Right to have interest registered  
   187.    Provision for registration in case of death of party executing instrument  

              Subdivision 2--Indefeasibility

   188.    Quality of registered interests  
   189.    Exceptions to section 188  
   190.    Action to correct wrong inclusion of lot  
   191.    Orders by Supreme Court about fraud and competing interests  

              Subdivision 3--Compensation for loss of title

   192.    Compensation for deprivation of lot or interest in lot  
   193.    Compensation for loss or damage  
   194.    Order by Supreme Court about deprivation, loss or damage  
   195.    Matters for which there is no entitlement to compensation  
   196.    Territory's right of subrogation  

   PART 10--LIENS

   197.    Vendor does not have equitable lien  

   PART 11--MISCELLANEOUS

   198.    No title by adverse possession  
   199.    Lis pendens cannot be registered  
   200.    Words and expressions used in instruments under Act  
   201.    Protection from liability  
   202.    Registrar-General may approve forms  
   203.    Reference to instrument is reference to instrument completed in appropriate form  
   204.    References in instruments to person with interest in lot includes personal representatives etc.  
   205.    Registrar-General may provide particulars of dealings in land  
   206.    Service  
   207.    Delivery  
   208.    Powers of Registrar-General arising from reciprocal arrangements  
   209.    Reciprocal arrangements for lodgement of documents  
   210.    Registrar-General's directions  
   211.    Regulations  
   212.    Repeal  

   PART 12--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LAND TITLE ACT 2000

   213.    Definition  
   214.    Things made under Real Property Act  
   215.    Interests and certificates as to title under Real Property Act  
   216.    Encumbrances  
   217.    Registration of instrument lodged before commencement of Act  
   218.    Certain provisions of Real Property Act to continue to operate  

   PART 13--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LAND TITLE AND RELATED LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2008

   219.    Application  

   PART 14--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR UNIT TITLE SCHEMES ACT 2009

   220.    Application  
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
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