Land Title Registration Law, 1986 (PNDCL 152)

Section 53—Substituted Land Certificates.(1) The Land Registrar may after taking such indemnity as he may consider necessary issue a substituted land certificate to replace any certificate which is proved to his satisfaction to have been lost, destroyed, withheld, or to be in the possession of a person out of the jurisdiction of Ghana or not to be obtainable without undue delay or expense.(2) Any substituted land certificate shall be an exact copy of the original and shall be as valid as the original certificate and shall be used for any purpose for which the original certificate might have been used.(3) An application for a substituted land certificate may be made by the proprietor of the land or interest comprised therein or by any person claiming through him, and shall be supported by such evidence as the Land Registrar may require.(4) The Land Registrar may, before issuing a substituted certificate give fourteen days notice of his intention to do so published in the Gazette or in one or more of the daily newspapers.(5) The Land Registrar shall enter in the relevant folio of the land register a notification of the issue of any substituted land certificate, and such notification shall operate to cancel for all purposes the original certificate notwithstanding that such certificate may subsequently be found or recovered.

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 grantor’s 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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