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Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (Chapter 47).

Type of law

This Act: (1) Replaces settlements created under the Settled Land Act with trusts; (2) abolishes the doctrine of conversion; (3) regulates trusts of land for sale; (4) defines the functions and powers of trustees of land; (4) defines the power of court in relation with trustees; (5) provides for the protection of purchasers of land from requirements of trustees; (6) provides for the appointment and retirement of trustees, and: (7) regulates supplementary matters. (27 sections divided into 3 Parts and completed by 4 Schedules)
Long title of text
An Act to make new provision about trusts of land including provision phasing out the Settled Land Act 1925, abolishing the doctrine of conversion and otherwise amending the law about trusts for sale of land; to amend the law about appointment and retirement of trustees of any trust; and for connected purposes.
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in force
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