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12 2006



Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation and construction.

1 .— (1) This Act may be cited as the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006.

(2) The Registration of Title Act 1964 and this Act (other than sections 76 and 77 ) may be cited together as the Registration of Deeds and Title Acts 1964 and 2006 and are to be construed together as one.


2 .— (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or provisions.

(2) Sections 76 and 77 come into operation on the passing of this Act.


3 .— In this Act—

“ Act of 1964” means the Registration of Title Act 1964 ;

“ Authority ” means the Property Registration Authority established under section 9 ;

“ general rules ” means rules under section 48 or under section 126 of the Act of 1964;

“ Minister ” means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

Repeals and consequential amendment of Act of 1964.

4 .— (1) The enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act are repealed to the extent specified in the third column thereof.

(2) References in the Act of 1964 to a registering authority and the Registrar, and references in it and in any other enactment to the Registrar of Titles or Registrar of Deeds, are deleted and references to the Authority inserted.

(3) Accordingly, the words “he”, “him” and “his”, where referring in that Act or other enactment to a registering authority or the Registrar, Registrar of Titles or Registrar of Deeds, are also deleted and, as appropriate, “it” or “its” inserted.

(4) The Act of 1964 is further amended by the deletion of “central office” in sections 8, 108(2) and 121(2) and the insertion of “Land Registry”.


5 .— The expenses incurred in respect of the Authority under this Act and the Act of 1964 and any other expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of those Acts shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

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

6 .— An order under section 21 or under section 24 of the Act of 1964 and any general rules shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling it is passed by either House within the subsequent 21 days on which that House has sat after it is laid before it, the order or rule is annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under it.