A caveat is a document that can be lodged by a person interested in purchasing a property. Once a caveat has been lodged, a caveat note will appear on the title and acts as a way to notify prospective buyers that another party may have rights over the property.

A land title stipulates who legally owns the property and allows them to build on the land as they please.

A covenant is a written agreement between the person who has purchased the land and the person who sold them that land. This document states the restrictions set regarding how the land can be developed and what it can be used for. A covenant will be included with the land title certificate. Learn More.

A land title is an official land ownership document that outlines important details regarding a particular parcel of land, such as who owns the land and if there’s a mortgage, caveat or other encumbrances attached to it. Read More

A Certificate of Land Title will include details pertaining to the following matters:

  • Who owns the land
  • Mortgages
  • Caveats
  • Covenants
  • Easements

Anyone that wishes to get a copy of a land title can use an online title search service that will provide them with information pertaining to who currently owns the property and other relevant information. Read More

An agreement is a legal contract that establishes the conditions and/or restrictions on how the land will be used or developed. An agreement will be included with the land title document and makes potential buyers aware of the agreement and how they’re legally obliged to comply with it.

An easement gives an authorised party the right to use land that’s owned by another party for a particular purpose and outlines any restrictions relating to the use of the land.

Yes, we do! We offer free property title searches for clients based throughout Australia.

Users can use our online title search service where they will submit any of the following details to find where the parcel of land is located and if it has been titled:

  • Title reference number
  • Street address
  • Lot/plan number
  • Volume/folio number

You can conduct a land title search by using our online land title search service that will instantly provide you with all the details you need regarding the title.

A title search outlines information that’s sourced from a state government land title department and is up to date. A title search will include the following:

  • Full name of landowner
  • Property address
  • Mortgage details
  • Encumbrance details (if applicable)
  • Land restriction details (if applicable)
  • Caveat details (if applicable)
  • Other information

Land titles are official documents that outline who owns a particular parcel of land. They can also include information relating to any mortgages, caveats, covenants and easements that come with the land.

  • Torrens Title (Main Focus): This form of title includes any building and the land on which it is established.
  • Strata Title: A Strata title suggests a layering of ownerships and is normally applied where there is a development that includes apartments, units, townhouses, or villas. There will normally be an Owners’ Corporation involved. The title will specify private and common ownership within the complex.  Common property may include pools, lifts, stairwells, and gardens. In situations where there is common property, fees will be paid to the manager of the Owners’ Corporation.  There will likely to be Owners’ Corporation by-laws that set out the details of usage of the common property, actions are permissible, such as modifications a unit, and regulations concerning pet ownership.
  • Other Title Types: These include government leasehold, stratum title, and retirement villages.

In basic terms, a land title is a legal paper that confirms who legally owns a property, giving them the sole right to use and control it. This means they can construct buildings on the land. The key point is that those listed on the title have the authority to develop in accordance with any prevailing planning laws.

There are several types of documents that are referenced in the title but can be downloaded in full as part of an extended title search. It is most important that these documents are retrieved and closely examined as they are likely to have significant implications on the development potential of land.

Related documents are often referred to as instruments or dealings and they describe restrictions and obligations relating to the land.  For example, a related document may include a covenant which is a written agreement between the seller and purchaser of a piece of land which may include restrictions on the future use of the land or the form and composition on buildings and works.

Further examples of documents that are referenced on the title and which can be downloaded as a separate process are:

  • Mortgages – loan used to purchase or maintain the subject property;
  • Caveats – advice that there is a third party with an interest in the land;
  • Agreements – sometimes, there are agreements with public authorities that may prescribe the details of any future development of the land.

Related documents must be highlighted in any transfer of land.