(1) A document referred to in section 69(2)(a) (other than one referred to in subparagraph (xiv), (xv) or (xvi)) has no effect until it is registered.
(2) A document referred to in section 69(2)(a)(xiv) or (xv) is ineffective for creating, assigning or affecting any interest in or conferred by a licence, or for the devolution of a licence or any interest in or conferred by a licence, until it is registered.
(3) A licence, on registration, confers on the licensee a proprietary interest in the land covered by the licence and attaches to the licensee all rights and obligations under the licence.
(4) A proprietary interest in land is conferred by a licence only for the purpose of assisting the licensee to exercise the rights and discharge the obligations under the licence.
(5) A licence or renewal when registered is not invalid only because of any defect or irregularity (other than one resulting from fraud) in any application or process leading up to the grant or renewal of the licence.
S. 70(6) amended by No. 82/2000 s. 52(2).
(6) The Department Head must make sure that documents relating to the same licence are registered in the order in which they are lodged.
(7) The approval or registration of a document does not give any right, interest or dealing that is evidenced by that document any force or effect that the right, interest or dealing would not have had if this Part had not been enacted.