Deeds Office Delays

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DEEDS OFFICE DELAYS – HOW LONG CAN ONE EXPECT TO RECEIVE YOUR TITLE DEED AFTER REGISTRATION?

The Deeds Office has released its latest communication 17 of 2014 in which it explains that the delivery of registered title deeds is taking 4 months due to operational issues. The effect of this is that title deeds registered on 4 July 2014 will be delivered +/- 10 November 2014.

IS THERE A WAY TO FAST – TRACK A DELIVERY?

One must expect that the deeds will be swamped with requests to fast-track deliveries – but bear in mind that they may approve such as an exception rather the rule.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

One can still apply to expedite title deeds after 21 working days after registration but the deeds office has requested that this only be done in urgent situations as the requests for expedited deliveries has increased dramatically. The application for expedited must still be done on the company letterhead and accompanied by a deeds office tracking print out obtainable from Info Section.

Due to on-going system problems the turnaround times for delivered deeds is difficult to project and one can only submit a follow up request 10 days after the initial request for expedite was given. In light of the above expedited title deeds should only be requested where they are required for an ensuing transaction to allow the deeds office to catch up with the heavy backlog.

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