Chowood v Lyall (No 2): CA 1930

The transferees of land registered themselves as first registered proprietors of land including two narrow strips of woodland. The court had found that the strips in fact belonged to a neighbour who had acquired title by adverse possession.
Held: A landowner may have sufficient standing to sue the registered proprietor of land for trespass even without seeking rectification of the register because it is the true owner and has a better right to possession. The 1925 Act allowed for rectification of the registers.


[1930] 2 Ch 156, [1930] LJ Ch 405, [1930] LT 546


Land Transfer Act 1875, Land Registration Act 1925 147


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CitedMalory Enterprises Ltd v Cheshire Homes (UK) Ltd and others CA 22-Feb-2002
The applicant said that its land had been misappropriated, and sought rectification of the register against the respondent who was a successor in title having bought the land from the wrongdoer.
Held: On registration, section 69 operated to . .
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