Lodging and withdrawal of Caveats

A caveat is a statutory injunction that prevents the registration of dealings and plans on a title, provided for under the Real Property Act 1900. A caveat operates as a warning on a land title to others by noting a person or organisation’s interest in land or property. Lodging a caveat allows time for both parties to claim their interest in court. Caveat can only be lodged by a person or entity that has an eligible interest in the land. Lodging a caveat without reasonable grounds may make you liable to pay compensation to a person or entity who suffers pecuniary loss as a result of the caveat. Once a caveat is recorded it must be removed, or the caveator’s written consent obtained, before any new dealings can be registered relating to the property.

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