Land registration process
Timescale: one day
Once you’ve submitted your application, our intake officers will load it onto our systems and complete an initial examination.
If your application passes these basic checks, we’ll send you an email notification containing a title and application number.
Checks at this stage
The application form is completed fully and correctly, including:
- a correct signature
- the correct application type
- answers to all questions for the application type
- the information on the form matches the information in the deed
- where the application is submitted by non-legally qualified persons that an identification form has been completed
The correct registration fee has been paid.
There's enough information submitted to allow the creation of the title sheet and cadastral map entries, ie. the deed that induces registration and all other relevant deeds.
The deed is valid:
- it's properly drawn or executed
- the granter has title or capacity to grant the deed
- the granted and grantee are named and designed
- the deed contains present tense operatives, such as 'I hereby dispone'
- the granter has signed the deed and any annexed plan or schedule
- the question on the form relating to links in title is answered appropriately
- new real burdens or servitudes are validly created
The deed is probative or self-evidencing:
- the witness has signed the deed
- the witness is named and designed in the deed
- for companies, the deed specifies whether a signatory is a witness, director, secretary or authorised person
Registration is not prohibited by another piece of legislation:
- the application meets the requirements for land and buildings transaction tax
- there's an application for dual registration where the deed creates real burdens
The deed narrates the title number of each title sheet it relates to:
- the body of the deed narrates the title numbers affected by the application
- the title numbers narrated are correct