1. LR territorial organisation. In your LR system, applications of registrations or documents for registration must be presented, lodged or taken to:
Documents can be lodged at any of the LR offices in the State in our locations in Dublin, Waterford and Roscommon. The head office is situated in Chancery Street, Dublin 7.
2. Please, indicate those means whereby one can present applications or documents in your LR Offices and point the main features.
They can be lodged by post, in person or by electronic lodgment of Form 17, followed by lodgement by post or document exchange of original deeds and documents of title.
3. Does the fact of the presentation of the document (or application for registration) lead any type or entry or annotation in the LR Office books?
On lodgement, an application is created and assigned an application number which immediately shows as a registration pending against that property on inspection of the register.
4. In case of presentation based on temporary or provisional entries, please point specifically deadlines of them and also main features.
The application (dealing number) is noted on the register as pending until registration is completed and until registration may be the subject of a query with the lodging party. Once registration is completed, it is effective from the date of lodgement. If the application is not in order, it may be rejected on lodgment and loses any priority, the effective date for registration being the date the application is re-lodged. There is provision for registration of a priority entry to protect an interest pending lodgement of the appropriate deeds.
5. Is the payment of taxes a necessary condition or prerequisite for making the registration?
Yes, a transfer which is not accompanied by an appropriate certificate proving stamp duty requirements have been complied with will not be accepted. There is no longer a requirement to stamp deeds of charge. In other cases where registration is not based on a deed, such as an application based on possession under Section 49 of the Registration of Title Act, 1964, the application must be accompanied by an appropriate tax clearance certificate regarding capital acquisitions tax.
6. Is it possible to digitally submit documents to the land registry? Are there any restrictions with regard to the type of document that can be digitally submitted or is digital submission possible for all types of documents?
- Which form of submission is used more frequently – digital or non-digital? If possible, could you please provide an indication in percentages?
7. Are there any restrictions to the digital submission of documents? For example, is it necessary that the person offering the document for registration has a validated digital signature?
8. Is it still possible to submit paper documents to the land registry?
9. Is it cheaper/more expensive to offer paper documents to the land registry? Could you provide a price indication for the registration of a deed of transfer (both digital and on paper)?