LRA rolls out automated program for getting copies of land titles

The Land Registration Authority (LRA) has launched a new service called “Anywhere-to-Anywhere (A2A)” which allows landowners to get Certified True Copies (CTCs) of their land titles anywhere in the country.

CTCs of titles serve as important requirements for transactions like land transfer and purchase. Moreover, it is a primary document that is used to check the authenticity and legitimacy of a title to a property.

The LRA, the government agency handling the issuance of CTCs of titles in the country, unveiled the automated initiative to improve user access to their services. The A2A service, in particular, answers the common concern of landowners in the facility of securing CTCs of titles kept in different registries nationwide.

Before, one would have to travel to the location where their property is registered to request for the title. Not only is this time-consuming, it can also be costly as well.

The A2A service changes the face of securing CTCs by putting all their titles under the jurisdiction of a computerized registry.

To use the A2A, a landowner simply has to go to the nearest Registry of Deeds. A form will be then required to be filled out with the title number, name of owner, and the local area of Registry of Deeds where the copy of the title is registered.

A processing fee needs to be paid at the end of the process and the landowner will be given an official receipt that he or she has to submit on the day he can claim his CTC. The owner will then get a CTC of their property title.

The LRA, which has been around for more than a century as the sole repository for land titles in the country, said the A2A service will be a game-changer among landowners who often have to go through the painstaking process of getting the documents they need for their properties.

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