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What is the difference between Joint Tenancy and Tenants-in-Common?

What is the difference between Joint Tenancy and Tenants-in-Common?

Where two or more persons hold an estate or interest in land they are required to state the tenancy in which they hold the estate or interest, that is, either as joint tenants or tenants-in-common.

Joint Tenants 

What is Probate?

What is Probate?

A probate is a document granted through the Supreme Court or the Resident Magistrate’s Court certifying that a will is valid and authorizing the executor(s) to administer the estate of the deceased person.

 

Who can be appointed under Power of Attorney?

Who can be appointed under Power of Attorney? 

Anyone who is of sound mind and who has attained the age of majority.

What is a Power of Attorney?

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document by which an individual or company appoints/empowers another person or company to represent them or act in their place in respect of transferring land or other dealings.

Once the power of attorney is granted it must be stamped and deposited at the Office of Titles if it is intended to be used for executing documents to be submitted for registration.

 

What time does the Titles Office open?

What time does the Titles Office open?

The Titles Office opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday to Fridays and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Monday to Thursday and 3:00 p.m. on a Friday.

What is a Caveat?

What is a Caveat?

A Caveat is a form of injunction provided for under the Registration of Titles Act. When a Caveat is lodged it prevents the registration of any dealing. A dealing is a document which records change to information held in the register, such as a transfer of land or mortgage.

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