Can a person Lodge a caveat over a property?

Can a person Lodge a caveat over a property?

Not just anyone can lodge a Caveat over a property. They must have an interest in the land. Having been in a marriage or a de facto relationship alone does not give someone an interest in their partner’s land.

When do you need to lodge a caveat for a property in Singapore?

Caveats are legal documents lodged by purchasers with the Singapore Land Authority to register their legal interest in the property. Caveats are usually lodged by purchasers after the Option-to Purchase is exercised or the Sales and Purchase agreement is signed. It is not mandatory to lodge a caveat.

Can a person enter a caveat against an estate?

Entering a Caveat against an estate is a relatively straightforward process but can have serious ramifications for the executors of an estate. It is all too easy these days for a potential claimant or family member with a grievance to enter a Caveat with no real understanding of the consequences of doing so.

Why was there a caveat in the Elliott case?

In the Elliott matter, the Defendant, Ms Simmonds entered a Caveat against the estate of her biological father, Kenneth Jordan. Ms Simmonds, an illegitimate daughter of Mr Jordan’s was aggrieved that his latest will dated 2012, left everything to our client, the eventual Claimant of the proceedings.

When to use lodging caveats in a divorce?

From our experience, we commonly assist our clients with lodging caveats when the parties have been in a de facto relationship or married, and one party has an interest in the property, yet the property is owned in the other party’s name. For example take Bill and Sally. They have been in a de facto relationship for 8 years.

What does a caveat mean on a property title?

The registered owner may then proceed with the sale of the property or otherwise deal with the property without your consent. The word caveat means “beware” and a caveat on a property title should serve as a red flag to anyone who is seeking to purchase the property.

Who was the de facto husband in the Baumgartner case?

The case of Baumgartner was about a de facto couple and whether the de facto wife had an interest in the de facto husband’s land. The de facto husband had purchased land in his name, had paid the deposit and had borrowed the balance in his sole name.

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