Lost Certificate of Title
A Certificate of Title is your record of interests and rights over a piece of land. The Registrar of Titles issues this document, confirming your ownership of the property.
The Certificate of Title outlines the date the certificate was issued, and all other registrations and recordings made by the Register. This includes the names of owners and other interests such as mortgages, covenants and caveats.
A misplaced or lost Certificate of Title will therefore need to be replaced before any transactions can proceed.
Haitch Convey can assist you to apply for a replacement of a destroyed or lost Certificate of Title.
Procedure to replace a lost Certificate of Title
- Application for a New Certificate of Title in place of one lost or destroyed – form 10 will need to be completed.
- A completed and signed statutory declaration is required from all the owners, outlining what happened to the lost Certificate of Title after it was issued by Land Victoria. A statutory declaration is also required from each party that has had possession of the Certificate of Title since it was issued, detailing what they did with the lost Certificate of Title.
- A copy of the Issue Search is required.
- Evidence of the property’s value, such as a rates’ notice, or a copy of the contract of sale.
A fee of $239.40 is payable, together with the Assurance Fund Contribution, which is $100 for land (including improvements) valued at and up to $200,000. Thereafter, 0.1 % for land valued at up to $500,000 with a maximum contribution of $600 for properties valued over $500,000.
Once the application has been lodged, Land Victoria cancels the lost Certificate of Title and issues in its place a new Certificate of Title .