This Act provides for the registration of documents by the Office of the Registrar-General and provides for the keeping and inspection of such documents. The Registrar-General shall be the authority for, among other things: recording and registering mortgages and other conditional conveyances of property under the Mortgage Registration Act 1786; recording and registering voluntary conveyances of land under the Conveyancing Act 1983; deposit of memoranda respecting the acquisition or disposal of land by bodies corporate under the Corporate Bodies' Lands Act.
Implemented by: Recording of Documents Regulations. (1979)
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Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists heading for Virginia. Self-governing since 1620, Bermuda is the oldest and most populous of the British overseas territories. Vacationing to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has also developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995.
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