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UDL3622 Land Law II

Topic 1

Trimester 2, 2015/2016

Dealings and Registration of Dealings

Table of Contents
1.1 Dealings of Alienated Land ................................................................................... 1
1.1.1 Definition of “dealings” ....................................................................................... 1
1.2 Registration of Instruments of Dealings .............................................................. 1
1.2.1 ... The necessity of having dealings in alienated land or any interest in it registered
......................................................................................................................................... 1
1.2.2 Persons/bodies in whose favour dealings are capable of being effected.............. 1
1.2.3 Forms for registrable dealing ............................................................................... 1
1.2.4 What constitutes Registration – s 304 .................................................................. 2
(a) Execution of instrument ....................................................................................... 2
(b) Presentation of instrument and endorsement on the presentation book ............... 2
(c) Determination of qualification of registrable instrument ..................................... 2
(d) Registration .......................................................................................................... 3
1.2.5 Duties of Registrar when Effecting Registration ................................................. 3
(a) Fitness of an instrument of dealing: s 301............................................................ 3
(b) Limitation on Registrar‟s powers: s 303 .............................................................. 3
(c) Rejection or suspension: ss 298 & 299 ................................................................ 3
1.2.6 Registrar‟s Power to Correct Errors in Entries Made on Register – s 380........... 3
1.3 Powers of the Court ............................................................................................... 3
1.3.1 General Authority of the Court under s 417 ......................................................... 3
1.3.2 Appeals to the Court ............................................................................................. 4

References:
1.
Teo & Khaw Chapters 4 & 10 (3rd edn)
2.
Sihombing Chapter 20
3.
David Wong Chapter 10
4.
Joshua, Chapter 5
5.
Salleh Buang, Chapter 8
6.
Ainul Jaria Maidin, Chapters 4 & 5

Prepared by Tay Eng Siang, FOL, MMU

17A-17C Types of registrable instruments: s 292(1) Prepared by Tay Eng Siang.agricultural land .1.2.First Schedule Forms 14A-14B. 16F.1 Definition of “dealings”  s 5. 2015/2016 Dealings and Registration of Dealings 1.1 Dealings of Alienated Land    Torrens system . nor are they capable of.two-fifths of a hectare Hassan bin Kadir & Ors v Mohamed Moidu & Anor [2011] 4 MLJ 190 (CA) Tan Ean Leng & Anor v Pentadbir Tanah.2 Registration of Instruments of Dealings 1.3    Forms for registrable dealing s 207: instrument (Forms) . 16A-16C.a land administration system based on registration Registration is a vital prerequisite of indefeasibility Teh Bee v K Maruthamuthu [1977] 2 MLJ 7 1. Sungei Patani [1988] 2 MLJ 665 1.s 206(2) See also s 206(3) 1.UDL3622 Land Law II Topic 1 Trimester 2. FOL.1 The necessity of having dealings in alienated land or any interest in it registered  Certain dealings in alienated land or interest in it is required under NLC to be registered. 15A-15C. v Goh Sin Khai [2005] 3 MLJ 154 at [24]  Hassan Kadir & Ors v Mohamed Moidu Mohamed & Anor [2011] 5 CLJ 136 FC     Types of dealings Dealings capable of being registered Dealings which do not require.2.2     Persons/bodies in whose favour dealings are capable of being effected s 205(2) cross refer s 43 [subject to Part Thirty-Three (A) – s 433B] Exception under s 205(3) . registration . for purposes of their creation.2. Daerah Kuala Muda. 16I. MMU 1 . economic and with certainty  Definition of “alienated land” and “interest in alienated land” 1. s 205(1) and s 292(1) NLC  Sivalingam a/l Yakambaram Pillai & 29 Ors v R Tharumalingam Ponnusamy [1999] 4 AMR 4627  Che Dah & Anor v Commissioner of Land Titles (Penang and Malacca) Penang [1973] 2 MLJ 29  Hong Leong Bank Bhd.  Purposes: fast.

adjudication (Transfer)  Conditions on accepting an instrument of dealing: s 293(1)(a).  Attestation of an instrument of registrable dealing: s 211 o Natural person: Fifth Schedule. (b). s 53(2) Stamp Act – pay the deficient amount of stamp duty (b)  Presentation of instrument and endorsement on the presentation book Division IV Alienated Lands: Dealings. o Attestation by LA only [paragraph 3 of Fifth Schedule]  Para 4 – exempt the above requirement if the instrument is executed by a persons under power of attorney on behalf of a body corporate or company   Power of attorney: s 309(1)(a) Stamping of an instrument of dealing. s 294(3)(a) & (b). o Society established under Societies Act 1966 (if it owns a land not in the name of trustees).UDL3622 Land Law II Topic 1 1. s 294(1)(a). o Sovereign or government under Diplomatic and Consular Privileges Ordinance 1957. (b) & (c)    Impounding an instrument of dealing s 51 Stamp Act – if not duly stamped.4    Trimester 2. FOL. if necessary. MMU 2 . 437 and Form 34A  Determination of qualification of registrable instrument ss 297-303 NLC (c)  Prepared by Tay Eng Siang.sections 207 to 212: s 206(1) Procedure: (a)    Execution of instrument Execution of an instrument of registrable dealing: s 210(1) How to execute: s 210(2). (b). Part Eighteen – Registration of Dealings. Chapter 1 Presentation of Instruments for Registration ss 292-296. s 294(2)(a). (3) & proviso How does the following body execute the instruments? o Co-operative society registered under Co-operative Societies Act 1993.2. o Body corporate established by Federal / State law. 2015/2016 Dealings and Registration of Dealings What constitutes Registration – s 304 s 304: definition of registration Content of a memorial Formalities and procedures .

418 and 419 1. Gombak [1982] 2 MLJ 53 Hassan bin Seman v Jusoh bin Awang [1982] 1 MLJ 66 FC 1.UDL3622 Land Law II Topic 1 Trimester 2. FOL.3. 2015/2016 Dealings and Registration of Dealings (d)     Registration Instrument is treated according to the sequence of presentation: s 300 Manner of registration: Division IV. 53 (c)   Rejection or suspension: ss 298 & 299 s 298: “Rejection” s 299: “Suspension” 1.3 Powers of the Court  ss 417. Legal Adviser Kedah & Ors [1973] 2 MLJ 71 Mohamad bin Buyong v Pemungut Hasil Tanah. Bhd.2. Chapter 4 – s 304 Mohamad bin Buyong v Pemungut Hasil Tanah.5 Duties of Registrar when Effecting Registration (a)   Fitness of an instrument of dealing: s 301 Island & Peninsular Development Bhd. Gombak [1982] 2 MLJ 53 Duties of Registrar after registration: ss 305-308 1. & Anor v Legal Adviser. Part Eighteen. MMU 3 .6      Registrar’s Power to Correct Errors in Entries Made on Register – s 380 s 380(1)(2) s 382 Island & Peninsular Development Bhd.2. (1921) 30 CLR 34. [1976] 1 MLJ 242  cf Takako Sakao (f) v Ng Pek Yuen (f) & Anor [2009] 6 MLJ 751 (FC) Prepared by Tay Eng Siang.1 General Authority of the Court under s 417  Che Dah v Commissioner of Land Titles (Penang and Malacca) [1973] 2 MLJ 29 at 31  Sungei Biak Tin Mines Ltd v Saw Choo Theng (No 2) [1970] 2 MLJ 226 FC  Hassan bin Seman v Jusoh bin Awang [1982] 1 MLJ 66 FC  Seet Soh Ngoh v Venkateswara Sdn. Kedah & Ors [1973] 2 MLJ 71 HC s 302 (b)  Limitation on Registrar’s powers: s 303 Templeton v The Leviathan Proprietary Ltd. & Anor v.

FOL. [1990] 3 MLJ 444 Tan Soo Bing & Ors v Tan Kooi Fook [1996] 3 MLJ 547 FC Taipan Focus Sdn. 2015/2016 Dealings and Registration of Dealings Takako Sakao (f) v Ng Pek Yuen (f) & Anor (No 2) [2010] 2 MLJ 181 (FC) at [1] AR Palaniappa Chettiar v PL AR Letchumanan Chettiar & Anor [1982] 1 MLJ 232 Boonsom Boonyanit v Adorna Properties Sdn. Bhd. v Pemungut Hasil Tanah. Johore Bahru & Anor [1990] 3 MLJ 100 SC Mohd Nadir bin A Syed Ahamed & Ors v Zubadi bin Abdul Hamid & Ors [1994] 2 MLJ 159 Land Executive Committee of Federal Territory v Syarikat Harper Gilfillan Bhd. v Tunku Mudzaffar bin Tunku Mustapha [2011] 1 MLJ 441 FC at [12] T Damodaran v Choe Kuan Him [1979] 2 MLJ 267 (PC) Woon Kim Poh v Sa’amah bte Haji Kasim [1987] 1 MLJ 400 SC Mosbert Bhd. Bhd.3. Wilayah Persekutuan v Sri Lempah Enterprise [1979] 1 MLJ 135 FC Woon Kim Poh v Sa’amah bte Haji Kasim [1987] 1 MLJ 400 SC and Ong Chat Pang v Valiappa Chettiar [1971] 1 MLJ 224 FC Ismail bin Mohamad v Haji Yahya [1988] 2 MLJ 185 United Malayan Banking Corpn Bhd.2            Trimester 2.UDL3622 Land Law II Topic 1         1. MMU 4 . Wilayah Persekutuan [1991] 2 MLJ 180 SC Garden City Development Bhd. (In Liquidation) v Stella D’Cruz [1985] 2 MLJ 446 SC at 448 Appeals to the Court s 418 Meaning of „decision‟ Public Bank Bhd. [1981] 1 MLJ 234 FC Pengarah Tanah dan Galian. v Collector of Land Revenue [1982] 2 MLJ 98 PC Prepared by Tay Eng Siang. Kota Tinggi [1984] 2 MLJ 87 PC Development & Commerce Bank v Land Administrator. v Pengarah Tanah dan Galian.