LOST TITLE APPLICATIONS
In the case of a lost or destroyed Certificate of Title, we can make an application on your behalf for the creation and registration of a new one. The qualified experts at Mosaic Settlements will address the finer details and legalities for you when lodging Lost Title Applications.
REQUESTING A REPLACEMENT FOR A LOST DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
There are several examples of when you need to involve Mosaic Settlements to discuss Lost Title Applications. These include:
- When your title has been lost, destroyed or stolen
- When the sole registered proprietor is deceased and the land title cannot be found, our expert team will precede the Lost Title Application with a Transmission Application on your behalf
- Where there is more than one registered proprietor and one is deceased and the land title cannot be found, then the first step before applying for a new duplicate title is to make a Survivorship Application
A STATUTORY DECLARATION
We will guide you through the process of creating a Statutory Declaration, which will detail the history of the lost title. Anyone who can provide information should speak to us so that we can submit all the required information on the lost title. This evidence is then sent to Landgate to be examined and assessed. It is crucial that the detail is as accurate as possible. We will guide you through what information must be included in your Statutory Declaration to satisfy Landgate’s strict requirements.
At Mosaic Settlements, we also have the knowledge to help guide you in producing the right evidence with any Lost Title Applications.
NOTICE OF INTENTION
Once the Commissioner is happy with the evidence and is satisfied that the certificate has indeed been lost or destroyed, and if dealing with a paper title, a Notice of Intention must then be lodged in a local newspaper of the region where the land is located. This notice should last for at least 14 days. After this period, a new certificate of title can be issued to our client.
If dealing with a digital title, the 14-day advertising period is not needed unless the Commissioner decides otherwise. Should the original lost title be found after the replacement has already been created, it should be handed to our expert settlement agents in order to be returned for cancellation.
REPLACEMENTS DUE TO A NATURAL DISASTER
Should you require a duplicate Certificate of Title due to a natural disaster, assistance can be provided. This includes bush fires, flooding, storms and cyclone damage to name a few. Contact us today for Lost Title Applications.