Torrens system

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Torrens system

a system of land registration adopted in Australia by Sir Robert Torrens, the Prime Minister, in 1858, and modelled on the Shipping Acts. Canada began operating a similar system in 1860 and England in 1875 with the Land Transfer Act. Scotland began a gradual change over to a land registration system by legislation in 1979. See LAND CERTIFICATE.
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A Torrens title does not furnish a shield for fraud, notwithstanding the long-standing rule that registration is a constructive notice of title binding upon the whole world.
In doing so, we pay particular attention to the title registration systems that emulated South Australia's Torrens title.
Consistent with the rationale of title by registration that title can only be acquired by registration and not by possession, it was initially not possible to acquire a possessory title against the registered proprietor of Torrens title land in NSW.
Because the Torrens title system makes many of the details relevant to a valuation exercise readily accessible, a valuer can obtain a substantial amount of market information easily.
Accordingly, Fely's registered patent in the corresponding Registry of Deeds is a veritable Torrens title and becomes as indefeasible as a Torrens title upon the expiration of one year from the date of its issuance.
13) Another topic, which is connected with the question of remedies, is the subject of this article--namely, the proper relationship between Barnes v Addy claims and the indefeasibility of Torrens title.
Together with the Torrens title, the tax declarations strengthen Charlie's claim of possession over the land before his dispossession.
163) Sir Robert Torrens, Transfer of Land by Registration of Title as Now in Operation in Australia under the 'Torrens System' (1863) 2-4; Robert T J Stein and Margaret A Stone, Torrens Title (1991) 20-6.
3135, as amended, in Section 7 thereof, explicitly authorizes the purchaser in a foreclosure sale to apply for a writ of possession during the redemption period by filing an ex parte motion under oath for that purpose in the corresponding registration or cadastral proceeding in the case of property with Torrens title.
Bear in mind that no government employee has a Torrens Title to his position.
In a letter to LRA administrator Eulalio Diaz III, Pimentel warned that the agency's sudden turnabout could be prejudicial to the LRA's avowed mission to maintain and foster greater public trust and confidence in the Torrens title as a secure, stable and trustworthy record of land ownership and recorded interests.