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If you lie to land registry to get a decision in your favour

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if you lie to land registry to get a decision in your favour and get found out, what can they do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
Could you explain in a little more detail what the lie involved?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes i have a neighbour that claimed and got grazing rights on 25 acres but the owner/ (tenant of 80 years) of the 25 acres gave her permission and paid rent. the owner ?tenant then got evicted, so they devised a plan the old tenant and neighbour to getting the grazing rights as there was no one to respond to land registers enquiry they did this with false stat decks saying they had been using the 25 acres for 20 years with no objection from any one and not in secrecy and no rent
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
Making false statutory declarations is a criminal offence and would usually result in a prison sentence if convicted.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what sort of prison sentence would be the maximum please ?
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
It really depends on the nature of lie and the persons background and what loss has been caused - but it could range from a few months to a couple of years. There are additional offences of fraud that could apply and increase the sentence.
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