Registration of Title Act 1964

Effect of failure to register where registration compulsory.


F38[25. A person shall not acquire an estate or interest in land in any case in which registration of ownership of the land is or becomes compulsory under section 23 or 24 unless the person is registered as owner of the estate or interest within 6 months after the purported acquisition or at such later time as the Authority (or, in case of refusal, the court) may sanction in any particular case, but on any such registration the persons title shall relate back to the date of the purported acquisition, and any dealings with the land before the registration shall have effect accordingly.]




Substituted (1.12.2009) by Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009), s. 128, S.I. No. 356 of 2009.

Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section restricted (21.12.2009) by National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009), s. 107(7), S.I. No. 545 of 2009.

NAMA not required to register certain instruments, etc.

107.— ...

(7) Sections 23 and 25 of the Registration of Title Act 1964 do not apply to NAMA or a NAMA group entity.



Application of section restricted (28.02.2002) by ACC Bank Act 2001 (12/2001), s. 8, S.I. No. 69 of 2002.

Registration of Title Act, 1964.

8.— ...

(2) All estates and interests in freehold land and all leasehold interests in land which, before the commencement of this section, have been conveyed, granted or assigned to or otherwise acquired by or vested in ACC (and which have not been disposed of by ACC on commencement of this section) shall vest in ACC notwithstanding that ownership of such estates and interests has not been registered in the Land Registry in accordance with sections 23 and 25 of the Registration of Title Act, 1964.


Application of section modified (1.09.1992) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), s. 3(6), S.I. No. 223 of 1992; repealed by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009), s. 7 and sch. 1 item 3, not commenced as of date of revision.

Granting of shared ownership leases by housing authorities, etc.

3.— ...

(6) Where a housing authority are, by virtue of section 23 of the Registration of Title Act, 1964, required to register the ownership of a house in respect of which a shared ownership lease is granted by them, section 25 of that Act shall apply as if the reference to six months in the said section 25 were a reference to eighteen months.


Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: section substituted (4.11.2006) by Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006 (12/2006), s. 54, S.I. No. 511 of 2006; superseded as per F-note above.


Previous affecting provision: vesting certificate deemed to be conveyance on sale for purposes of section (1.08.1978) by Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978 (16/1978), s. 22(3), commenced as per s. 2; Part III including s. 22 ceased to have effect (1.08.1983) as per s. 18.