Land Title Registration Law, 1986 (PNDCL 152)

Section 21: (1) Where the Land Registrar is of the opinion that there are grounds under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section 20 of this Law to reject an application he shall notify the applicant in writing of his opinion and the grounds therefor giving him thirty days within which to make further representations.(2) Where the Land Registrar is of the opinion that an application should be rejected on the ground in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) of section 20 of this Law, he shall notify the applicant of his opinion and shall refer the matter to the Adjudication Committee.(3) Upon receipt of a reference under subsection (2) the Adjudication Committee shall serve a notice of the time and place at which the Committee shall hear and determine all claims affecting the title to the land.(4) The Adjudication Committee shall publish the notice of hearing in the Gazette and in a newspaper circulating in the area where the land is situated or may cause the notice to be published in such other manner as it may deem fit.(5) The decision of the Adjudication Committee shall be communicated in writing to the applicant, the Land Registrar and to any other person affected by the decision within fourteen days after the determination of the matter.(6) Where the grounds of rejection by the Land Registrar of an application are reversed by a decision of the Adjudication Committee under subsection (5) of this section the Land Registrar shall comply with the decision of the Committee.

Procedures to Follow

The document/instrument being submitted for registration must clearly show the following:
1. Stamped (Stamp Duty duly paid)
2. Date of instrument
3. Nature of Instrument (Title of document)
Names and addresses of parties
Signature of parties
Names and addresses of witnesses
Signature of witnesses
Solicitor's Stamp/Seal
Approved plan ( Certified judgment plan if nature of instrument is Judgment)

The following information on site plan must be the same in document: 
Name of owner 
Land size and location of land
Licensed Surveyor's and Director, Survey and Mapping Division's signatures and date
Back of the site plan must be signed by the parties
Signature of witnesses of parties with addresses
Jurat (if document is thumb printed, etc)
Oath of Proof must be executed
Deponent must be completed by grantorís witness
Planning Comments/Approval with extracts from layout from Town and Country
Planning Department (Stool Lands Only)

All supporting /recited documents must be attached
Evidence of Concurrence/Consent (Stool and State Lands subsequent transactions)
Original Land Certificate of transferor...

Responsible Institution

Lands Commission


Relevant Forms to Download

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Fees / Charges

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