The Land Transfer Act 2017, regulations and other legislation allow, in certain circumstances, dealings with land to be prevented or restricted. In those circumstances, instruments (referred to in this guideline as legal “stops”) may be lodged for entry in the Register.
This guideline is to assist individuals to understand the statutory requirements and procedures governing the following forms of stop notice:
- notices of claim under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976,
- statutory land charges,
- charging orders, and
- other stops (eg freezing orders).
Note that the Registrar is only required to ensure that a caveat complies on its face with the requirements of the Act.