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Lost title application

If you’ve lost your Certificate of Title for property located in Victoria, we can help you recover it as quick as possible via a lost title application. A Certificate of Title is the official record of land ownership and needs to be provided when selling, transferring and subdividing property.

With over 35 years’ experience, our licensed conveyancers know exactly what’s required to recover a Certificate of Title, so you can have complete peace of mind.

 A lost title application is the process of replacing a lost or destroyed Certificate of Title for a property. Certificate of Titles can be lost for all types of reasons including misplacement, theft, fire, flood and other unforeseen circumstances. A duplicate title must be identical to the original, to ensure the property is smoothly transferred from one party to another.

Lost title application process

Our experienced conveyancers will apply for a lost title on your behalf and will keep you in the loop every step of the way. 

We contact the relevant Victorian land title office and:

  1. Complete a formal online application, stating our request to replace a lost title
  2. Provide proof of your ownership of the property such as title deeds, purchase contracts or settlement statements
  3. Declare the loss of destruction of the original title via an affidavit or statutory declaration, and explaining the circumstances surrounding its loss
  4. Provide supporting documents such as your proof of identification, evidence of residence plus any other documents as requested by the land titles office
  5. Address any registered caveats or encumbrances on the lost title. 

In Victoria, once the application for a lost title is submitted, it typically takes 3 weeks for a replacement title to be issued. This is dependent upon the land titles office.

Lost your property title? We can apply on your behalf.

Why choose Darebin Conveyancing?

Experience: more than 35 years’ combined conveyancing experience

Specialised: extensive knowledge about all areas of conveyancing

Transparent: always keep you in the loop about your property transaction

Attention to detail: meticulous and efficient

Fixed fees: competitive upfront fixed pricing with capped disbursements

Prompt: FAST response to emails and phone enquiries

Friendly: answer any questions

Tech savvy: use the latest online systems and technology

Secure: use the latest cyber security and virus/malware software to keep your personal information safe


What our clients say about us

Clients describe us as down-to-earth, professional and supportive.

‘Highly recommend. Always available to answer calls and assist with questions. Make the process simple and stress free.’
‘I will recommend this company 100%. What a find to use this amazing team. Honest and reliable. Had time to go through things in detail with me and their communication with all the other parties on our behalf was prompt and professional.’
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