7. Process of Registration

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This section seeks to describe the land registry function within the overall conveyancing process together with any other services provided outside its core registration service.

1. How many stages are there in the conveyancing process?

2. How many other agencies/departments/registers etc. must be dealt with or checked prior to signing a legal transfer or mortgage?

3. Who is responsible for dealing with other departments/agencies?

4. At what stage of the overall conveyancing process is your organisation involved (i.e. from the time a person contacts a notary or a professional to act on their behalf on the acquisition of the legal title to the final act of registration)?

5. Is any or all of the conveyancing process dealt with electronically?

6. Is any or all of the registration process dealt with electronically?

7. When a deed/document or land registration form is lodged for registration, what is the general procedure involved in registering the effect of the deed?

8. How many stages are there in the registration of title process?
Please give examples for the following e.g. registration of a (1) transfer of all property, (2) mortgage (3) change of ownership on death where the estate has been administered if applicable (4) registration of right of way (5) transfer of part of property.

9. What kind of entries are in your system?
Describe their main features.

10. What is the average time taken to register a (1) transfer of all property (2) transfer part property (3) mortgage/charge?

11. At what level in the organisation is the final decision to register a title made?

12. To what extent are registration decisions in your country taken by a person with a professional qualification? What is that professional qualification?

13. If registration decisions are not taken by a person with a professional qualification, how are they taken?

14. Is the decision to register a legal, judicial or administrative function (or mixed)?