Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Questions (258)

Robert Dowds


277 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the law in terms of landowners recording their ownership of land that they have purchased with the Land Registry. [7477/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

I can inform the Deputy that registration in the Land Registry is governed by the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 1964 & 2006 and the Land Registration Rules 1972 – 2010.

The usual practice is to seek the advice of a practising solicitor who would be in a position to advise the client and prepare the necessary documentation based on a consideration of all of the factors relevant to the particular case. The Deputy will be aware that I cannot give legal advice in individual cases.

As of 1st June 2011, registration in the Land Registry is compulsory in all 26 counties in the following cases:

1. On conveyance on sale — in the case of freehold land.

2. On grant or assignment on sale — in the case of leasehold land.

Further information is available on the website of the Property Registration Authority www.prai.ie.

The Deputy might wish to note that the benefit of registering title in the Land Registry is that the title shown on the individual folio in the Register is guaranteed by the State which is bound to indemnify any person who suffers loss through a mistake made by the Land Registry.