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What is the difference between the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds?

There are two separate systems for recording transactions in relation to property in Ireland: • The Registry of Deeds system operated by the Registry of Deeds. • The Registration of Title system operated by the Land Registry. Both systems are under the control and management of the Property Registration Authority. The two systems are mutually exclusive in the […]

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I have paid off my mortgage. How do I register the vacate?

Firstly check the original mortgage to see if it has a stamp on the front page indicating that it was registered in Registry of Deeds. Then, check that the lending institution has acknowledged receipt of all monies due. This acknowledgement is usually towards the back of the original deed of mortgage. If the answer is yes to both […]

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Who owns a right of way?

A right of way which is granted in a Deed of Grant of Right of Way may be recorded in the Registry of Deeds. Where a right of way is referred to in a Deed of Conveyance, the specific details of such a right of way may not be recorded in the Registry of Deeds.

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Who is the owner of the house/property down the road, next door etc?

Registry of Deeds system does not record ownership of property. It records the existence of Deeds relating to transactions with property. So the deed conveying or mortgaging the property may be registered here. As our Index is a Grantors index you will need the name (both Forename and Surname) of the previous owner of the […]

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I have lost my deeds. Can I get a copy of them?

No. The Registry of Deeds do not retain copies of the deeds. A certified copy of the memorial or application form may be of some assistance. To apply for a copy memorial/copy application form, the registration reference must be supplied.  This is obtained by having a search done against the person who disposed of an […]

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Can I get a map of my property?

Maps are not retained in the Registry of Deeds.  There is no record of boundaries.  No information can be found on foot of O.S. references. In some cases the extent of the property is described in the Memorial of the Deed conveying, leasing or mortgaging it.

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