A Torrens title is a single certificate of title for an allotment of land. It is the most common type of title in South Australia.
The Torrens title certificate shows:
- details of who currently owns the property
- any easements – for example for water pipes
- any encumbrances – for example mortgages
- the title's unique reference details – for example volume and folio numbers.
Get a copy of your title
Requesting a copy of a certificate of title is called a 'Register search' on the South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS).
A certificate of title is an official record of land ownership. You might need this certificate for things such as development applications or applying for council approval for an addition to your property.
Converting company and moiety titles
Company and moiety titles were used before 1967 for units and flats and some still exist in South Australia. You can usually apply to change these titles into community or Torrens titles.
A record of all Torrens title properties are held by the Lands Titles Office and a potential buyer can check the records for any property through SAILIS.
Changing your details on a title - Land Services
Titles - Law Handbook