Justice Committee - Fifth Report
Manorial Rights

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 13 January 2015.


Terms of Reference


1 Background to this inquiry

What are manorial rights?

How the Land Registration Act 2002 changed the status of manorial rights

Purpose of the reforms

Our inquiry

The Law Commission's current project on the 2002 Act

The cases of Welwyn Garden City and Anglesey

2 The registration process and role of the Land Registry

Statistics on registration levels

Main impacts of registration

The use of unilateral notices

Future property sales

The burden of proof

Notifications sent by the Land Registry


3 Exercise and value of manorial rights

Evidence of use


Types and locations of manorial rights

Non-manorial rights to mines and minerals



4 The question of abolition

Evidence for

Evidence against

Implications of abolition

Human rights considerations and compensation

Scale of compensation and methods of abolition


Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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