Dear Members of the Bar,
With the implementation of the ‘Sistem e-Tanah’ effective 19 June 2017, the Wilayah Land Office (“WLO”) has started the process of converting all titles into e-titles. Pending completion of this process, members were encountering problems in conducting online land searches because the titles in question have yet to be converted into e-titles.
WLO has provided the service of expediting the conversions through requests but unexpected high volume of applications has resulted in delays.
The Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee (“CCPC”) had a meeting with WLO with a view to finding ways to alleviate the problem during this transition period. As a result, WLO has agreed to prioritise the conversion for urgent cases only but requested CCPC to assist in gathering the title particulars for these cases and submitting the list to WLO on a daily basis until the conversion process is completed. However, WLO has imposed a limit of 100 titles per day.
In the circumstances, for cases where the land search is needed for the sole purpose of advising the bank to release the balance purchase price and the completion date of the sale and purchase agreement is less than 3 weeks, click here to fill up the form with the title particulars and completion date so that we can forward the same to WLO as soon as possible for their immediate action.
Please note that email with incomplete title particulars or no information as to the completion date of the sale and purchase agreement will not be entertained.
Jacky Loi Yap Loong
Corporate and Conveyancing Practice Committee