Rule 158 – County Registrar custodian of document transmitted

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(1) The County Registrar shall hold any document transmitted to him/her under the foregoing rule solely for its production on the hearing of the cause or matter for which it is requisitioned and, except the court otherwise directs, shall not permit its inspection by any person other than those authorised by Rule 159, until it is admitted in evidence by the court.

(2) Where the document has been transmitted on the application of any person other than the registered owner of the property the subject of the document, its production shall be subject to the ruling of the court on any objection by the registered owner to its inspection or admission in evidence.