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Re Chowood’s Registered Land

[1933] Ch 574

Case summary last updated at 09/01/2020 20:47 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Re Chowood’s Registered Land

 P purchased and registered absolute title to some land and sued D, a squatter for trespass. D counter-claimed for her overriding interest and rectification. D was granted this and P denied indemnity, on the ground that OI had already existed at time of P’s purchase, the rectification reflected the reality of and did not change the substance of P’s situation/title. It did not diminish P’s title and therefore P could claim no indemnification. 

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