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.
The Caveator (person lodging the Caveat) normally claims a proprietary interest or estate in land that is yet to be protected by registration of a dealing. When a Caveat is noted against a Title it means that the caveat has to be removed or written consent to the registration of a dealing obtained from the Caveator before the registration can take place.
For more detailed information on Caveats please refer to our information sheets on Caveats against Dealings.