The Land Conference; Thursday, April 29th, 1880

The Land Conference; Thursday, April 29th, 1880

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...in Ireland that has not a parliamentary title must be abolished. To wipe away at once and for ever the difficulties which surround the transfer of land, it is necessary that all titles to land in Ireland should be registered. You may ask me how is that registration to be effected, and at whose expense. I say at the expense of the men who set up their claims as against the State and against the people. I would call upon every landlord in Ireland to do so, and in so compelling them we would be supported by the opinions of Lord Westburyand Lord Selborne, and some of the greatest law reformers that England ever produced. I would call upon them to register their titles in a court constituted for the purpose, and would have those titles made indefeasible in case they were not disputed in a given time. I would also have mortgages, and all incum-brances whatsoever registered--ay, compulsorily registered--and would have it, that if not registered within a given time, all claimants would have their rights wiped out for ever. What would be the result of that legislation? It would be this, that, whereas as the law stands it sometimes costs more than the fee-simple to search for a title; under the system I propose, titles would be so simplified that all an intending purchaser should do would be to go into the local registry office, and there upon the face of the register see exactly how the estate stood. Under such, circumstances conveyances would be cheap, and the department would have no difficulty whatever in carrying out the reforms we propose. I trust that in any discussion which may ensue upon this subject, gentlemen will try and confine themselves to the subject-matter at issue, that they will avoid bringing forward questions upon which they...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668219
  • 9781236668219