In view of the changes in the political jurisdictions and boundaries of local government units (LGUs), where rezoning and changes in municipal borders virtually relocate realties from one municipality to another, Administrator Renato Bermejo has seen the necessity to craft new rules in the transferal of a title from its former registry of deeds (RD) to the new one.
Under LRA Circular No. 30-2017, the Title Transfer Process may be initiated upon approval by the Administrator. After such approval, the land title shall be transferred from its source RD to the receiving RD. This entails not only the transmission of the physical copy reposed in the source RD’s vault, but also of its corresponding title “image and electronic data” from the database of the registry concerned.
The new rules further address such instances as where the physical registry copy cannot be found within the vault of the source RD, where a title covers multiple parcels of land, and the procedure in the disposition of canceled titles over land which have been moved by legislative fiat.
The Circular was issued on 25 September 2017 and takes effect in accordance with the publication requirements under law.