Process for registering a deed
Registrations of deeds are done at the Registration Section at the High Court Office. All persons wishing to register a deed need to take a along the following:
- The deed (already prepared by a lawyer).
- Payments for deed.
- Proof of relationship between parties (for Deed of Gift)
If there are any discrepancies the deed is sent back to the lawyer to make the appropriate corrections. No deed is registered unless it is dated and signed by the lawyer.
If everything is in order the deed will be given an official deed number. One copy of the deed is lodged at the Civil Registry Department and the other copy/copies are given to the lawyers.
If the deed is presented six months after the date on the deed it is considered to be late and a late fee has to be paid. The cost for the late fee is half of the registration fee.