Except as may be otherwise stated in this law, every document of interest or title to Land in Edo State shall be registered in accordance with the provisions of this Law including those previously registered with the Ministry of Lands and Surveys before the commencement of this Law.
Any person, who has the power to assign or is entitled in law or equity to any land, is required by this law to apply to be registered as the landholder.
As from 24 months from the commencement of this law, no registrable instrument shall be pleaded or given in evidence in any Court of Law as affecting land in the State unless it has been duly registered as required under this law.
Notwithstanding any provisions in this Law, all lands held in common by several persons or community (Community Land) shall be registered at the Lands Registry under this Law.
All existing certificates of occupancy shall cease to be valid upon expiration of (24) twenty-four months after the commencement of this Law.
All existing certificates of occupancy must be re-registered in compliance with this law and holders of such certificates shall be issued withnew, electronic certificates of occupancy.