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Mines and minerals – what goes on beneath the surface…

Background

It is not unusual to see an exception for mines and minerals on a title register for a property. This exception means that any mines and minerals lying underneath the property are not included in the registered title and, as such, the property.

If you are told that this is the case for your property, your solicitors should undertake a Land Registry SIM search to find out if these mines and minerals are registered under a separate title. The search result will show if there is a separate freehold title showing the proprietor of the subterranean property.

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