Registration of Title Act, 1964

Rectification of errors in registration.

32.—(1) Where any error originating in the Land Registry (whether of misstatement, misdescription, omission or otherwise, and whether in a register or in a registry map) occurs in registration—

(a) the Registrar may, with the consent of the registered owner of the land and of such other persons as may appear to be interested, rectify the error upon such terms as may be agreed to in writing by the parties;

(b) the court, if it is of opinion that the error can be rectified without injustice to any person, may order the error to be rectified upon such terms as to costs or otherwise as it thinks just.

(2) Where an error is rectified in accordance with the foregoing provisions and the error also occurs in the land certificate delivered on the occasion of the registration, the Registrar shall issue a new land certificate in the prescribed form and cancel the old certificate and for that purpose may order any person having possession of the old certificate to deliver it to the Registrar.

(3) The issue of the new certificate shall be without prejudice to any claim of lien or other claims thereon, which shall attach to it as if it were the old certificate, and shall be on such terms as to costs as the Registrar thinks just.