Certification of Title – Benefits of Registration of Title

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  1. State guarantee
  2. Simple forms of transfer
  3. No repetitive investigations of title
  4. No provision required to be made for custody of title deeds
  5. No searching required to ascertain the whereabouts of original title documents
  6. Clear property descriptions  based on an Ordnance Survey Map
  7. Purchasers can accept the title offered
  8. The additional advantages of registered title available through our online service, landdirect.ie, through which one can search and inspect folios and title plans.

The Form 3 procedure [Rule 19(3) of theLand Registry Rules 2012]:

If you have registered or closed a recent conveyance/assignment on sale, where the consideration is less than €1,000,000 you are urged to consider availing of the modified form of application for first registration of title in LR Form 3 of the Land Registration Rules.

If you can vouch for the title of the purchaser then you can use the modified form of First Registration and lodge

  • Form 3 containing all paragraphs as prescribed in the Land Registration Rules 2012 [S.I. 483 of 2012].
  • The original Deed of Conveyance/Assignment on sale [together with a attested/certified copy of the lease if leasehold]
  • Original Map or plan of the property acceptable for registration purposes (see the Mapping Guidelines section for more detail)
  • LR Form 17
  • Fee of €130.

Note : The prior title should not be lodged in these cases.

Situations in which Form 3 may not be appropriate:

  • Where the title is based on a voluntary conveyance/assignment or assent on death.
  • Where any part of the prior title is based on possession
  • Where the conveyance/assignment is over 5 years old
  • Where the title is subject to any unexplained rents or covenants.
  • Where superior, intermediate or lower estates or interest have been acquired and merger or forfeiture is claimed.
  • Where the interest being conveyed/assigned is lessee’s interest under a renewable Lease.
  • Where the property being conveyed or assigned forms portion  of property comprised in a Fee Farm Grant or Lease in respect of which it is stated that rent has been apportioned.
  • Where a step in prior title is impossible or erroneous.
  • The Form 3 procedure is not appropriate if the solicitor who makes the Form 3 has a beneficial interest in the property

Fast Track Process

The Land Registry will fast track all such applications.