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What's the procedure to split a piece of land and obtain title in Jamaica?

the procedure to have a piece of land divided 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

Hi Anon,
Great question!

There will be some assumptions here, OK?

The first assumption is that the land to be divided currently has a Registered Title.

Also, that..

  1. Taxes are currently been paid on the land, and
  2. 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 is made.

To do this, you'll need to..

  1. Get a surveyor to survey the property and do the subdivision plan
  2. Have the surveyor prepares the application, and
  3. Submit the plan to the local parish council (municipal corporation)
  4. 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

  5. Pay the necessary fees
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

Of course, if you have any further questions, or need further recommendation, please don't hesitate to send me a note here.

Thanks again for your question!

As usual, I welcome your feedback.


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Sep 20, 2019
by: MPM Ocho Rios

Another great question which reflects the need for information by citizens and members in the diaspora.

I once again thank you Wellesley for taking the time to source the necessary information for followers who participate in your movement.

Information is very vital however lacking in the industry so persons can always feel free to visit for any related info.

Great job

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