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Lost title application

Lost Title Applications in Conveyancing

A Certificate of Title is the official record of land ownership and must be provided when selling, transferring and subdividing property. If you’ve lost your Certificate of Title for property anywhere in Victoria, we can help you recover it as quick as possible via a lost title application. Our expert team know exactly what’s involved, so you can have complete peace of mind.

A lost title application is the process of replacing a lost or destroyed Certificate of Title for a property. Certificate of Titles can be lost for all types of reasons including misplacement, theft, fire, flood and other unforeseen circumstances. A duplicate title must be identical to the original, to ensure the property is smoothly transferred from one party to another.

Lost title application process

Our experienced team of conveyancers will lead and manage the process of applying for a lost title on your behalf. With over 35 years’ conveyancing experience, from straight forward transactions to complex issues, we’re qualified to handle it all. And we’ll keep you in the loop every step of the way.

We contact the relevant Victorian land title office and undertake these steps:

a.    Complete a formal online application, stating our request to replace a lost title

b.    Provide proof of your ownership of the property such as title deeds, purchase contracts or settlement statements

c.     Declare the loss of destruction of the original title via an affidavit or statutory declaration, and explaining the circumstances surrounding its loss

d.    Provide supporting documents such as your proof of identification, evidence of residence plus any other documents as requested by the land titles office

e.    Address any registered caveats or encumbrances on the lost title.

In Victoria, once the application for a lost title is submitted, it typically takes 3 weeks for a replacement title to be issued. This is dependent upon the land titles office.

Lost your property title? We can apply on your behalf.

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Experience: more than 35 years’ combined conveyancing experience


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