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Land Registry 'would need bigger budget' for land registration changes

Committee asks whether Scottish-style system would work on IoM

The Land Registry would need a bigger budget if it were to take on more responsibility for applications to register land.

That's from the registrar general who's been giving evidence to a Tynwald Committee examining the issue of adverse possession and land registration.

Adverse possession allows a person who occupies property or land that is owned by someone else to by granted possession after a period of occupation.

The Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice Committee asked Ed Clague whether a similar system to Scotland - where land can be registered by keepers as well as owners - could work here.

He also discussed what could be done to make it easier and cheaper for land to be registered:

 

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