Land Charges Department

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A department of the Land Registry, maintained under the Land Charges Act 1972 to keep registers of certain interests affecting the rights of persons owning unregistered land (called estate owners). For the interests capable of being registered, see registration of encumbrances. Registration of land charges against the name of the estate owner constitutes notice to everyone of their existence and generally renders them binding upon purchasers of any interest or estate in the land affected. A person contemplating taking such an interest may apply to the Department for an official search certificate, which will reveal all interests registered against the estate owner's name.

Subjects: Law.

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