Status of the Land Registrar in each country

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What is the status of the Land Registrar in your country:

a) Who is responsible for performing the act of registration of property rights?

The registration of property rights affecting registered land is performed by a settling officer

b) In case of doubt/appeal, who decides?

In cases of doubt or internal appeal an application will be referred to an Examiner of Titles or to a Deputy Registrar Legal. Both of these posts require the holder to be a qualified lawyer

c) Must he/she have a legal educational background?

To be eligible for the post of Examiner of Titles or Deputy Registrar Legal a person must be a qualified solicitor or barrister.

d) Could you characterize the act of registration as a purely administrative duty or a quasi-judicial one?

The act of registration is a quasi-judicial function.

e) Is the Land Registrar independent in his/her decision making? If yes, how does your legal system assures such functional independence (i.e. the decisions are only challenged before a court).

The Authority is independent in its decision making. The only exception to this is that the Authority must obey an Order of Court in respect of registered land. A registration or decision may only be appealed externally to Court.e

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