Rashid v Rashid

Land – Rectification. The registered proprietor of the property at issue (the appellant) had not acquired title to that property by adverse possession in circumstances where his father had forged the signature of the applicant for rectification of the register (the respondent) and had subsequently gifted the property to the appellant. Accordingly, his argument that there were exceptional circumstances, as set out in para 6(3) of Sch 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002, that justified not altering the register in the respondent's favour had to fail. The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) so held in dismissing the appellant's appeal against the decision of the Land Registration Division of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) which had directed that the register be altered to restore the respondent's name as registered proprietor of that property.

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