As some things that seem common, and even ignoble, to the naked eye, lose their meanness under the revelations of the microscope, so, many of our surnames that seem common and even vulgar at first sight, will be found, when their origin is adequately investigated, to be of high antiquity, and of unsuspected dignity. Clodd, for instance, might seem to be of boorish origin, and Clout to have been a dealer in old rags. But I claim for them that they are twin brothers, and etymologically the descendants of a Frankish king. Napp is not a name of distinguished sound, yet it is one that can take us back to that far-off time ere yet the history of England had begun, when, among the little kinglets on the old Saxon shore, "Hnaf ruled the Hocings." Moll, Betty, Nanny, and Pegg sound rather ignoble as the names of men, yet there is nothing of womanliness in their warlike origin."
The days when title to land was always proved by the production of a bundle of deeds are long gone; today, most landowners in England and Wales have registered title to their land. That means that their ownership is recorded on a register kept by Land Registry. Entry on the register is all that is needed to prove title, and the law does not allow buyers of land (or lenders) to look behind the register at the deeds and other documents to establish their title. Furthermore, the law guarantees the correctness of the register. The terms of reference for this project was broadly stated as comprising a "wideranging review" of the LRA 2002. This Paper is divided into ten parts: Part 1 explains the project; 2 considers the registration of estates and dispositions of land; 3 considers the land registration rules on priorities which determine when and against whom a property right is Enforceable; 4 addresses the question of indefeasibility; the circumstances in which the register can be changed and when such changes trigger an entitlement to an indemnity; 5 looks at specific matters relating to easements; 6 examines the provisions of the Act on adverse possession; 7 addresses some specific issues relating to mortgages or charges over registered land; 8 considers the development of electronic conveyancing; 9 looks at the jurisdiction of the Land Registration Division of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and finally, in part 10 they gather together provisional proposals for reform and other questions on which the views of consultees are invited
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