Record of title vs certificate of title – is there any difference?

The terms record of title, certificate of title, CT and title are often used interchangeably which tends to cause some confusion, but they all refer to the same thing. This document (now officially known as a record of title) proves who officially owns a piece of land.

It also shows any rights and restrictions – such as easements, covenants and caveats – that apply to the land.

When you’re looking at buying a property, the real estate agent will usually provide a copy of the title. It’s important to send this to your lawyer so they can review it before you make an offer.

Your lawyer will be able to highlight any issues shown in the title, such as restrictions that could get in the way during alterations or affect the property’s value if you decide to sell.


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