Torrens system


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Torrens system

An optional system for registering title to real property and all claims and encumbrances against the property; available in only a few states. See also Torrens certificate and Torrens registration.

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The Torrens system of registration existing today in Queensland is embodied in the Land Titles Act 1994 ('LTA').
Vancouver introduced the Torrens system to lower the cost of land transfers.
(29) Douglas Whalan, The Torrens System in Australia (1982) 8-9.
Prior to the implementation of the Torrens system of registration, conveyancing in South Australia, as in other colonies, was mired in the complexities inherent in the English system of conveyancing.
The Torrens system consists essentially of affirmations by the state of the ownership of interests in land, and a search about a parcel is an examination of the affirmation and, usually, the documents referred to in the affirmation.
(23) Marcia Neave, 'Towards a uniform Torrens system: Principles and pragmatism', Australian Property Law Journal, vol.
The author explains certain differences as well as the controls linked to the implantation of the Torrens system. The article also takes upa comparative analysis of the protection offered to owners and to hypothecary creditors by the Torrens system and that offered by acquisitive prescriptinn, which plays a fundamental role in Quebec, and by title insurance, winch is very popular in the Unitad States and which could equaUy be implemented in Quebec without major changes.
The Torrens system is a land registration system wherein the government keeps all the legitimate land titles and records.
The LRA pushed for the digitization of their data to modernize the operations of the LRA in the Central Office and the ROD to further protect and strengthen the Torrens System of Registration.
"IPM questioned LLDA's jurisdiction because IPM's leased property is titled under the Torrens System which LLDA cannot collaterally attack by simply claiming that it is part of the shoreland and forcibly ousting IPM thereto.
The case was a typical story of a lumad occupant being suddenly called as trespasser, a squatter, and being evicted from his ancestral land by one suddenly waiving a title under the Torrens System of the country.
By focusing on IT as a key strategy, the LRA will strengthen the implementation of the land titling system in the country not only as a significant revenue source for the government, but more importantly, to enhance the integrity of the Torrens System.