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HOW TO REGISTER A CAVEAT

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A caveat is a legal notice made to the Registrar of Titles. It records a person’s interest in a property that is not otherwise reflected in the title of the land. 

STEP 1

The Applicant must have in his/her possession;

  • Two sets of embossed caveat documents duly witnessed by an Advocate and signed by the person who is placing the Caveat (Deponent) and dated.
  • Statutory/ Declaration signed by the Deponent and a Commissioner for Oaths Two Passport photographs of the person placing the Caveat.

STEP 2

  • The Applicant presents the full set of original documents and a photocopy of the same. To Department of Land Registration (Office OF titles) for processing.
  • The photocopy is stamped ‘Received’ and returned to the Applicant.

STEP 3

  • The Applicant checks with the Department of Land Registration (Office of Titles) after 10 working days to confirm entry of the Caveat upon the register.

Documents required

  • Caveat
  • Affidavit
  • Set of Passport photographs
  • General Receipts of Payment

Fees paid at the Ministry/ District

Stamp duty: 

  • 20,000/=
  • Registration: fees 10,000/=

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