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The Northern Ireland Law Commission’s Report on Land Law Reform, which follows the Consultation Paper on Land Law published on 1st June 2009 and the Supplementary Consultation Paper on Land Law published on 1st February 2010, has now been published. The Report contains draft legislation to implement the recommendations that the Commission is making to Government. The draft legislation comprises two Bills. The first is the Land Law Reform Bill (NI) 201[ ], which is a substantial piece of legislation, and contains provisions for the introduction of a modern framework of land law for Northern Ireland. The second is the Ground Rents (Amendment) Bill (NI) 201[ ] which extends the current ground rent redemption scheme. The Report also contains Explanatory Notes relating to both Bills.

The primary aim of the proposals in general is to modernise and simplify land law, removing anomalies, inconsistencies and unnecessary complications where they exist. As a result the Commission hopes that land law will become more comprehensible to everyone and the process of the transfer of property will become more transparent.

In summary, the Commission believes that this systematic rationalisation of both legislation and the general law is necessary and it is recommending that the legislation should be implemented in full.

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