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What's the procedure to split a piece of land and obtain title in Jamaica?
The matter of land surfaced again, I think I'm been drawn to my calling :-) Anyway today's question relates to getting a property split (or should I say, subdivided) in Jamaica.
We consulted with the relevant agency (NLA) as well as a real estate lawyer to provide the asker a response, but first, here is the question...
What is the procedure to have a piece of land divided and obtain the title in Jamaica?ANSWER: by Wellesley
There will be some assumptions here, OK?
The first assumption is that the land to be divided currently has a Registered Title.
- Taxes are currently been paid on the land, and
- All taxes are up to date
Note also that the current tile may endorse restrictions and encumbrances which would state if subdivision is allowed.
If subdivision is allowed, then to get the property divided, what is called a SPLINTER Title application
To do this, you'll need to..
- Get a surveyor to survey the property and do the subdivision plan
- Have the surveyor prepares the application, and
- Submit the plan to the local parish council (municipal corporation)
- This application must include...
- a certified copy of the title
- the sub divisional plan
- the surveyors identification report
- a certificate of valuation,
- construction drawings, and
- property tax certificate
- Pay the necessary fees
- The parish council will then forward the application to NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) for assessment along with a site inspection report and recommendation.
- Once the plan is approved by the parish council and conditions are met, you will now be required to apply for individual titles.
That's the procedure, according to the Titles Department Of the National Land Agency
here in Jamaica.
I hope this helps!
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