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Applications under the Family Law Act 1996 (PG20)

How to protect, renew or cancel a spouse’s or civil partner’s home rights arising under the Family Law Act 1996 (practice guide 20).

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Aimed at conveyancers, this guide explains how to make applications to register, renew or cancel home rights arising under the Family Law Act 1996, as amended by the Civil Partnership Act 2004. It also covers official searches made by registered mortgagees to reveal the existence of such rights.

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section 1.1 has been updated to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for some applications for first registration. Sections 4, 5 and 6 of this guide have been updated to remove references to outline applications following the revocation of rule 54 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 by the Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming into force on 6 April 2018.
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