How to Search a Torrens Title
Who can search a title?
Anyone who pays the prescribed fee can search a title. A solicitor or title searching organisation can search the title for you at an additional cost.
Where can I search a title?
What information do I need?
Property titles are maintained in the Land Titles Register under a volume/folio reference. Having this reference saves you time and money in searching the title. Your solicitor, estate agent or vendor should be able to provide you with this reference. If you do not have the volume/folio reference, there are several ways of finding the title volume/folio reference, some of which may incur additional search fees:
Searching the records can be time-consuming so we recommend that potentially complex or lengthy searches be made in writing to the 'Recorder of Titles' allowing sufficient time for staff to search and reply.
What do I receive?
For your current title search you will receive a copy of a folio text and a folio plan.
Your folio text result of the title search will set out:
NOTE: Where other documents (eg. schedule of easements or dealings) are required, copies may be purchased at an additional cost of $28.80 per document.
Copies supplied by the office are in black and white, hard copy and are A4 standard size.
What are the present search fees?
If you know the volume/folio reference a search fee of $28.80 per title payable at the time of the search will provide you with a copy of the folio text and folio plan.
If staff are required to search and provide the reference for you an additional fee of $43.20 is payable. Lengthy searches are subject to staff availability and will incur an additional search fee of $28.80.
For historical searches and/or bulk searches, it is recommended that you consult a solicitor or title searching organisation.
Contact: Land Titles OfficeLevel 1
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6233 3659 or 1300 368 550
Fax: 03 6223 8089
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