Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

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Number 12 of 2006


REGISTRATION OF DEEDS AND TITLE ACT 2006


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title, collective citation and construction.

2. Commencement.

3. Interpretation.

4. Repeals and consequential amendment of Act of 1964.

5. Expenses.

6. Laying of orders and general rules before Houses of the Oireachtas.

PART 2

Property Registration Authority

7. Establishment day.

8. Definition (Part 2).

9. Property Registration Authority.

10. Functions of Authority.

11. Membership.

12. Vacancies.

13. Membership etc., of Dáil, Seanad or European Parliament.

14. Disclosure of interests.

15. Non-disclosure of confidential information.

16. Meetings.

17. Committees, consultants and advisers to Authority.

18. Strategic plans.

19. Reports to Minister.

20. General policy directives.

21. Fees.

22. Chief Executive.

23. Chief Executive to be accounting officer.

24. Amendment of Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993.

25. Attendance of Chief Executive before Oireachtas Committee.

26. Staff of Authority.

27. Transfer of staff to Authority.

28. Transfer of land and other property.

29. Preservation of contracts.

30. Pending proceedings.

31. Saving for certain acts.

PART 3

Registration of Deeds

32. Interpretation (Part 3).

33. Registry of Deeds.

34. Transitional provision.

35. Register of deeds.

36. Registration of deeds.

37. Allocation of serial numbers.

38. Effect of registration.

39. Validity of certain registered deeds.

40. Rectification of errors.

41. Procuring registration of false deed.

42. Other records.

43. Searches.

44. Inspection, search and examination of records.

45. Evidence in proceedings.

46. Closing of Index of Lands.

47. Closing of certain other records.

48. General rules.

49. Saver for certain deeds.

PART 4

Other Amendments to Registration of Title Act 1964

50. Amendment of section 3.

51. Substitution of section 7.

52. Amendment of section 23.

53. Amendment of section 24.

54. Substitution of section 25.

55. Amendment of section 32.

56. Substitution of section 33.

57. Substitution of section 40.

58. Amendment of section 51.

59. Amendment of section 69.

60. Amendment of section 72.

61. Amendment of section 84.

62. Amendment of section 85.

63. Substitution of section 90.

64. Substitution of section 104.

65. Amendment of section 107.

66. Substitution of section 108.

67. Amendment of section 116.

68. Amendment of section 119.

69. Amendment of section 120.

70. Amendment of section 123.

71. New section 124A.

72. Amendment of section 126.

PART 5

Miscellaneous

73. Abolition of land certificates and certificates of charge.

74. Registration of Deeds and Title Rules Committee.

75. Reports by Committee.

76. Amendment of section 16 of Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978.

77. Amendment of section 28 of Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978.

78. Amendment of Ombudsman Act 1980 and Ombudsman for Children Act 2002.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

PART 1

Enactments relating to Registry of Deeds

PART 2

Enactments relating to Land Registry


Acts Referred to

Bankruptcy Act 1988

1988, No. 27

Building Societies Act 1976

1976, No. 38

Civil Bill Courts (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15 Vic., c. 57

Civil Service Commissioners Act 1956

1956, No. 45

Civil Service Regulation Acts 1956 to 2005

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993

1993, No. 8

Comptroller and Auditor General Acts 1866 to 1998

Courts of Justice Act 1936

1936, No. 48

Debtors (Ireland) Act 1840

3 & 4 Vic., c. 105

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Family Home Protection Act 1976

1976, No. 27

Family Law Act 1995

1995, No. 26

Friendly Societies Act 1896

59 & 60 Vic., c. 25

Glebe Loan (Ireland) Amendment Act 1871

34 & 35 Vic., c. 100

Houses of the Oireachtas (Laying of Documents) Act 1966

1966, No. 10

Housing Act 1988

1988, No. 28

Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1893

56 & 57 Vic., c. 39

Irish Church Act 1869

32 & 33 Vic., c. 42

Judgement Mortgage (Ireland) Act 1850

13 & 14 Vic., c. 29

Land Purchase Acts

Land Reclamation Act 1949

1949, No. 25

Land Transfer (Ireland) Act 1848

11 & 12 Vic., c. 120

Landed Estates Court (Ireland) Act 1858

21 & 22 Vic., c. 72

Landed Property Improvement (Ireland) Act 1847

10 & 11 Vic., c. 32

Landed Property Improvement (Ireland) Act 1860

23 & 24 Vic., c. 153

Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978

1978, No. 16

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

National School Teachers Residences (Ireland) Act 1875

38 & 39 Vic., c. 82

Ombudsman Act 1980

1980, No. 26

Ombudsman for Children Act 2002

2002, No. 22

Public Offices Fees Act 1879

42 & 43 Vic., c. 58

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

2004, No. 33

Record of Title (Ireland) Act 1865

28 & 29 Vic., c. 88

Registration of Deeds Act 1707

6 Anne, c. 2

Registration of Deeds Act 1709

8 Anne, c. 10

Registration of Deeds Act 1721

8 Geo. 1, c. 15

Registration of Deeds Act 1785

25 Geo. 3, c. 47

Registration of Deeds (Ireland) Act 1864

27 & 28 Vic., c. 76

Registration of Title (Amendment) Act 1997

1997, No. 35

Registration of Title Act 1964

1964, No. 16

Registry of Deeds (Ireland) Act 1822

3 Geo. 4, c. 116

Registry of Deeds (Ireland) Act 1832

2 & 3 Will. 4, c. 87

Registry of Deeds (Ireland) Act 1875

38 & 39 Vic., c. 5

Security of Trade Act 1731

5 Geo. 2, c. 4

Statute of Limitations 1957

1957, No. 6

Succession Act 1965

1965, No. 27

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Number 12 of 2006


REGISTRATION OF DEEDS AND TITLE ACT 2006


AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS AN tÚDAR?S CL?RÚCH?IN MAOINE OR, IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE PROPERTY REGISTRATION AUTHORITY, WITH THE FUNCTIONS CONFERRED ON IT BY THIS ACT, INCLUDING THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND THE LAND REGISTRY, TO REPEAL AND RE-ENACT, WITH AMENDMENTS, THE LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF DEEDS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AFFECTING LAND, TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF TITLE TO LAND AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16 AND 28 OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (GROUND RENTS) (NO. 2) ACT 1978.

[7th May, 2006]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: