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Why do we have to do a title search?

When you are buying a property, we need to ensure that the person with whom you have contracted as the vendor is in fact the registered proprietor of the property, or otherwise ascertain their ability to sell the property. A title search provides the basis for this information.

When you are selling a property, we need to check that you are properly registered as the proprietor to ensure that you will be able to complete the sale.

A title search will also provide other information, such as the existence and particulars of any covenant, registered easements, and other registered encumbrances.