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Aston University

Aston University

James Brown and Mark Pawlowski consider the possibility of disclosing beneficial interests on the land register

Property lawyers will be familiar with the so-called ‘curtain principle’ under which beneficial interests are kept off the face of the land register and hidden behind the veil or curtain of registration. The principle has been enshrined in statute since the Land Transfer Act 1875, which provided (in s83(1)) that: