Land Transfer Act 1875

The Land Transfer Act 1875 (38 & 39 Vict c 87), sometimes called Lord Cairns' Act,[4] was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that introduced a voluntary system of registration of title to land.

Land Transfer Act 1875[1]
Long titleAn Act to simplify Titles and facilitate the Transfer of Land in England.
Citation38 & 39 Vict c 87
Territorial extent Did not apply to Scotland or Ireland[2]
Dates
Royal assent13 August 1875
Commencement1 January 1876[3]
Other legislation
Repealed byThe Land Registration Act 1925, s 147 & Sch
Status: Repealed

The Act apparently aimed to introduce the Australian model of title registration. But land registration remained as voluntary, and the options were not taken up.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Holt, Edward H. The Land Transfer Act, 1875 (38 & 39 Vict. Cap. 87). Shaw & Sons. Fetter Lane & Crane Court, London. 1876. Google Books.
  • William Thomas Charley. The Real Property Acts, 1874, 1875 & 1876. Third Edition. H Sweet. Chancery Lane, London. 1876. Chapter 5 ("1875 V. Land Titles and Transfer"). Pages 111 to 352 (including "Appendix to the Land Transfer Act, 1875" at page 299 et seq.).
  • William Henry Barlow Atkinson. A Sketch of the Land Transfer Act, 1875, and the Land Transfer Bill, 1887. Stevens and Sons. London. 1888. Reviewed at (1888) 84 The Law Times 299 (25 February).
  • Charles Fortescue Bricksdale and William Robert Sheldon. The Land Transfer Acts, 1875 and 1897. Stevens and Sons Limited. Chancery Lane, London. 1899. Internet Archive: [1] [2].
  • Benjamin Lennard Cherry and Harold Walter Marogold. The Land Transfer Acts 1875 & 1897. Sweet and Maxwell Limited. Chancery Lane, London. 1899. Internet Archive.
  • Richard Halliday. A Concise Treatise on the Law and Practice of Conveyancing. Second Edition. Horace Cox. Windsor House, Bream's Buildings. London. 1900. Chapter 14 ("The Land Transfer Acts 1875 and 1897, and Rules and Orders issued thereon for the Registration of Title to Land"). Pages 611 to 693. Internet Archive.
  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 1 of this Act.
  2. ^ The Land Transfer Act 1875, section 2
  3. ^ The Land Transfer Act 1875, section 2
  4. ^ Herbert Chilion Jones. The "Torrens System" of Transfer of Land. Carswell & Co. Toronto. 1886. p 21