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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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This, despite the doubts on the authenticity of the Torrens titles being submitted to the DPWH then headed by Secretary Rogelio Singson, he said.
In doing so, we pay particular attention to the title registration systems that emulated South Australia's Torrens title. These systems, unlike those modeled on title registration as developed in England, make explicit use of the concept of fraud in the provisions purporting to abolish notice.
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.
(164) Matthew Harding, 'Barnes v Addy Claims and the Indefeasibility of Torrens Title' (2007) 31 Melbourne University Law Review 343, 350-1.
See also Matthew Harding, 'Barnes v Addy Claims and the Indefeasibility of Torrens Title' (2007) 31 Melbourne University Law Review 343.
A Torrens title, a piece of paper describing the boundaries of a parcel of land, gives a person exclusive dominion over a piece of land even if he does not physically dwell on it, cultivate it, or possess it.
[This article considers the proper relationship between Barnes v Addy claims and the indefeasibility of Torrens title. In some recent Australian cases, including Farah Constructions Pry Ltd v Say-Dee Pty Ltd, courts have regarded this question as an important one to be resolved by balancing competing fundamental philosophies.
(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.
This is rooted in the general principle that persons dealing with registered land have the right to completely rely on the Torrens title issued over the property.