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THE LAND TRANSFER ACT, 1875.

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WITH THE ACT, GENERAL RULES AND ORDERS, FORMS, AND FEES,
TOGETHER WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES AND

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SHAW & SONS, FETTER LANE & CRANE COURT,

Law Printers and Publishers.

LONDON: PRINTED BY SHAW AND SONS, FETTER LANE.

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PREFACE.

The new system of Registration is so simple and inexpensive, and affords so complete a remedy for the vexations and delays hitherto attendant on dealings with Unregistered Land, that it is obvious, to any one who has studied it, that sooner or later, either in its present voluntary shape or as a compulsory system, its success is assured. The earlier the provisions of the new Act are brought prominently before and understood by the profession, the earlier will the measure be generally adopted, and the lions in the path of its success disappear.

By the Vendor and Purchaser Act, 1874, forty years has been substituted for sixty years as the period for which a purchaser of land under an open contract can require the title to be deduced. But in the recent case of Mills v. Capel (L. R. 20, Eq. p. 692), a pur

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