The club ceased to exist by virtue of it's own rules, i.e. that subscriptions not being paid within the required time would result in loss of membership. This time limit was a couple of months after annual fees were due and more than a decade has passed since the last fees were paid, or that there was any mechanism in place to pay them. No meetings have taken place for the same period, nobody has paid their fees in time. Also, that club handed over it's distinct function to another club in entirety.
The exact title, assuming that means the Land Registry document, has ownership vested in the name of trustees, four in all. The trust document mentions nothing about the original club rules, and indeed seems to oblige the trustees to facilitate any transfer of interest in the land at the request of the holder of that interest. It seemed to me to matter that the club has ceased to exist because of it's mention in the Land Registry document under the restriction. I had presumed that if a sale were attempted then the registrar would notice this restriction and would want to know if it had been complied with by virtue of the required certificate having been provided.
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