- September 19, 2005 at 4:25 pm #51249
Can anyone advise as to if it is wise to leave my escritura with my lawyer for safe keeping? The reason I ask this is because of comments made on other postings regarding, Defoe, they where my original lawyers and my current lawyer is an ex employee of theirs, who took (may not be technically correcton on this regarding anyone else than me) clients with them when they left. I like my current lawyer very much but wondered seeing as everyone else seems to know so much more than me, wether it is wise too leave deeds with anyone who’s had previous links with this company???
- September 19, 2005 at 4:58 pm #58886
Why would you want to leave it with anyone? I’d hang on to it yourself if I were you.
- September 19, 2005 at 5:14 pm #58887
My advice would be….DO NOT give any original document to anyone who has /does work for the lawyers you are referring to. They are not to be trusted.
- September 19, 2005 at 5:16 pm #58888
I assume you are talking about after the Escritura is entered in the Land Registry. If you do wish leave the original with your lawyer, or anyone else, ask for a copy, or at least take details of the Notary, the date and number of the Escritura since you can always get a newly certified copy from the Notary at any time, with or without your lawyer, since he has the detail on his files. Even if the Notary closes down, retires or dies you can still get it via the relevant College of Notaries since they will know where the files will have been sent to.
- September 19, 2005 at 5:44 pm #58889
Yes I am refering to the original as returned from the land registry, I do have a Nota Simple, I think this is what it is called, is this all I need to keep for now??
- September 19, 2005 at 11:00 pm #58890
The deed is yours. Once registered, why should the lawyer keep it? Only if this is exactly what you want, I mean, a proffesional who you trust to keep your originals.
- September 20, 2005 at 8:58 am #58891
The Nota Simple is a document from the Land Registry and is not a copy of the Escritura.
I tend to agree with the other comments in that you should keep the original Escritura yourself, you could always leave a copy with your lawyer if you want.
As in my message yesterday at least make sure you have the basic details of the Escritura, i.e. number, date and Notary name and address.
- September 20, 2005 at 7:15 pm #58895
I presum the document you are referring to is what is a Land Certificate – the title deed to your property/land. My advice would be not to keep the original at home – have a copy taken and either keep original with your solicitor or else in the bank – they in turn keep it in a fireproof safe or valut for you. Hope this is of some help.
- September 21, 2005 at 10:05 am #58896
The title deed is the Escritura. Once signed in front of the Notary it is then presented to the Land Registry for registration. Once this is done the Escritura is returned and on the front cover is a sticker or anotation showing the date it was presented to the Land Registry and the date it was acually entered in the record books of the Land Registry. The Land Certificate is not the title deed but a record of what documents have been presented to and entered in the record books of the Land Registry. There are 2 types of certificates. The first is a Nota Simple which is a brief summary of the situation relating to a property but it may not give full details of any charges on the property. The complete details are given in a Certificacion which takes longer to obtain, costs a little more, but is the best document to have from the Land Registry.
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