Can someone take you off the deed without their knowledge?
One of the most important things to be aware of is that your ex can’t simply take your name off the joint mortgage or the title deeds without your knowledge or permission.
What to do if you can’t find the deeds to your house?
It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, to locate your property and title number. You can then obtain an up to date Official Copy of your title register and also copies of any documents referred to within the title register for a small fee.
Can I sell a property without the deeds?
It’s possible to sell or remortgage a house without the deeds, but you must prove you own the property to do so. If deeds have been lost or destroyed, the first port of call is to check whether the property is registered with the Land Registry.
Can you sell your house if you have lost the deeds?
What should I do if I lost the deed to my house?
Hire a professional title examiner to do a complete title report on the house and property. This information will provide the identity of the previous owners and the current state of ownership.
How to get a certified copy of a lost title deed?
Regulation 68(1) allows for an owner to apply to the Registrar of Deeds for the issue of a certified copy of his lost Title Deed. The application takes the form of an affidavit signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths.
Why is there an advertisement for lost deed?
The idea behind the advertisement is to spread the word about the loss so that the general public can restore the papers to their owner if they have any knowledge about the papers and have by any chance found them. This advertisement is another proof that the owner has lost the document.
What happens if you lose the title to Your House?
In a case where a property is ‘unregistered’ with the Land Registry, lost title deeds can be a real problem when it comes to proving that you are the rightful owner