How to Apply for Title Deed in Botswana

How to Apply for Title Deed in Botswana

What is Title Deed?

In common law, a deed is any legal instrument in writing which passes, affirms or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions, sealed. It is commonly associated with transferring title to property. 

How to Apply for Title Deed in Botswana

The holder of a title deed to a property may register a mortgage bond over the property as security for a debt. Registration is done through the assistance of Conveyancers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for a title deed?

  1. go to any deeds office (deeds registries may not give out information acting on a letter or a telephone call)
  2. go to the information desk where an official will help you to complete a prescribed form and explain the procedure.
  3. request a search on the property, and.
  4. pay the required fee at the cashier’s office.

How do I contact Botswana Deeds Office?

For more information please contact +267 3613860.

How long does it take to apply for a title deed?

How long does title deed registration take? The Deeds Office usually takes 2 — 3 weeks to process the documents. However, this can fluctuate depending on the process. If things go smoothly it may be done in 7 — 8 working days, but if there is a bottleneck it can take as long as two months.

What is a title deed Botswana?

A title deed is a collection of documents that trace the line of ownership of one’s property and it has to have a survey diagram prepared by a registered surveyor and a lease document prepared by land board.

How do I get a title deed online?

How to download your digital Title Deed

  1. Log in as individual on the Dubai Rest App.
  2. Select Dashboard from the bottom panel this brings up My Property Wallet screen.
  3. Select the property and will bring up your property details.
  4. Select purple circle with 3 vertical dots.
  5. From the list pick electronic title deed.

How much does it cost to get a title deed of property?

Read the Land Registry charges in full. Title deeds are made up of several documents — including the title register and title plan — and at present, each document costs £7 for the public to obtain from the Land Registry. The property’s title number is contained within the title plan.

How long does the process take at the Deeds Office?

Deeds and documents will be made available from within seventeen (17) days from date of lodgement; provided that all the documents that have been submitted are in order. Below is a list of the activities covered by the Deeds office when your documents are lodged by the conveyancer.

How long does it take to get deeds from bank?

It generally takes between 5-10 working days from the time we receive the borrower authority and the fee to issue the deeds.

Can land be sold without title?

The answer is YES. However, the property owner needs to process the re-issuance or reconstitution of the owner’s lost land title.

Can a house be sold without a title deed?

Transfer of ownership

A title deed does not only define proof of ownership, but also states the details of a property, conditions and purchase price. When an owner wants to sell their property, an original title deed is required when registering the property in the buyer’s name in the deeds office.

Who keeps original title deeds?

The owner of an immovable property will only receive the original Title Deed once they have paid off the home in full. However, if there is a bond registered on the property, the bank keeps the Title Deed in their custody until the home loan is paid off.