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This Law makes provision with respect to registration of title in land and effects of registration and provides for a wide variety of matters regarding specific title in land such as leases, charges, transfers, co-ownership and partition, trusts and transmission on death.The Law establishes a Land Register and requires the Governor to appoint a Land Registrar, the functions and powers of which are defined by this Law. The Land Register shall consist of a register of parcels adjudicated under the Land Adjudication Law and a register of each lease required by the Law to be registered. The Land Registrar shall be required, upon request, to issue a land (ownership) certificate of a certificate of lease, as the case may be. No land, lease or charge registered under this Law shall be capable of being disposed of, except in accordance with this Law. The Law also concerns priority of registered interests, sets out restraints on disposition and provides for appeal against decisions of the Registrar. Dispositions regarding land shall be in the prescribed form.

Implemented by: Registered Land Rules (2003 Revision). (2003-04-02)
Amended by: Registered Land (Amendment) Law, 2017 (No. 36 of 2017). (2017-05-18)

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The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency. The territory has transformed itself into a significant offshore financial center.

The Cayman Islands are an overseas territory of the UK.

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