Rule 58 – Priority of dealings received for registration

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(1) Save as is otherwise provided in these Rules, applications, including those lodged by hand, shall rank for priority of registration in the order in which they are received by the Authority.

(2) All applications received, including by electronic means, other than applications lodged by hand:
(a) on any day before the opening of the Registry to the public on that day, shall be deemed to have been received at the same time immediately before the opening of the Registry to the public;

(b) after the opening of the Registry to the public shall be deemed to have been received at the same time and immediately before the closing of the Registry to the public on that day;

(c) after the closing of the Registry to the public on a particular day shall be deemed to have been received at the same time and immediately before the opening of the Registry to the public on the next working day.

(3) Applications pursuant to paragraph (2) above deemed to have been received at the same time shall rank in equal priority to each other.

(4) Two or more applications relating to the same property delivered at the same time by the same person shall rank for the purposes of priority in the order directed by the person delivering them or, in the absence of such direction, in such order as may be inferred from the applications.