This section looks at the benefits of registration, the advantages enjoyed and the protection afforded to the users of land registrations systems including the conclusiveness of the respective systems; the degree to which title is protected or guaranteed by the State/Registrar, to parties who rely on property registration information in order to support an efficient and transparent property market.
1. Is it compulsory to register all transactions relating to land/property in your system?
2. If not, are there any circumstances under which is it compulsory to do so?
3. If not, and registration is voluntary, what are the benefits of registration?
4. What percentage of land/titles is/are registered in your system?
5. What types of legal rights in property are capable of being protected by registration?
6. Are there other rights, legal situations, judicial decisions affecting property rights or owner’s powers capable of registration?
7. What are the effects of registration of a transfer of ownership?
8. What are the effects of registration of a mortgage/charge? What powers or rights are available to the registered owners of charge in order to enforce their security?
9. Is the title guaranteed by the State/Registrar? If so, to what extent and under what circumstances?
10. What remedies are available to land registry information users who may have relied on register information and suffered loss as a result of reliance on that information?
11. How does a party who has suffered loss make a claim for compensation if applicable?
12. What are the risks involved where property transactions are not registered?
13. Are there any penalties for non-registration?
14. Is cadastral/mapping information included in the title registration process? If so, is it guaranteed? If yes, by whom?