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Real Estate Titling and Title-Related Services in the Philippines - PPE

Real Estate Titling and Title-Related Services

Whether you are processing titles for transfer of ownership or having your land titled for the first time, our award-winning professional services can definitely save you tons of work and time. These services are the following:

  1. Land Registration
  2. Title Research and Verification
  3. Title Transfer

Land Registration

The Certificate of Title (or simply “Title”) to a real property is considered the most important document proving ownership. Because this is so important, the process in acquiring a title for a currently “untitled” property can be long and very tedious.

It requires a lot of legwork and navigating through the government’s bureaucracy. It can be a time-consuming and tiresome task, especially if you have no idea about the entire process and what each government agency requires.

If you’d rather have professionals handle this for you instead of doing it yourself, then this service is for you.

How much is our fee?
It varies, depending on the actual location of the property to be titled. But we start at ₱40,000 (net of VAT). We also require a deposit of ₱15,000 for ordinary operating expenses like transportation, photo-copying, printing, notarization, allowances, etc. A full liquidation will be submitted to you together with the Certificate of Title at the end of the project. We may also bill you with additional charges for expenses exceeding the ₱15,000 deposit, but you’ll get a refund if the deposit is not all used up.

Contact us today for a proper quote and tell us about the property – where is it located? What documents do you currently have? How did you acquire it? Any other pertinent info about the property?

You can use the contact form on this page. (at the bottom of this page, if you’re on a mobile phone.)

How long will it take?
This greatly varies with how responsive the concerned government agencies in your locality are. Another factor is the complexity of your situation. Each case is unique and it may take somewhere between 3 to 12 months or more.


Title Research and Verification

Because the Certificate of Title is the most authoritative document showing the owner of a property, it is also one of the most frequently faked documents by scammers.

A lot of unsuspecting people have been scammed into buying properties that turned out to be either non-existent or actually owned by a different owner. Some people bought the same properties which were already sold to several other people.

These scams could be avoided by checking the document itself and checking with the relevant government agencies. But, like registering a real property for the first time, this can be a time-consuming and tedious task as well.

You can let us do this for you instead. That way, you also have the added security and peace of mind that no small details are missed.

Our experienced personnel are ready to secure the verification documents from the government agencies involved and our PRC-licensed professionals will review those documents in order to produce a detailed report on their findings and submit it to you. Actual site visits will also be conducted and our very own background research.

How much is our fee?
It varies, depending on the actual location of the property whose title is to be verified and other factors that affect the complexity of the task.

If the property is located within Metro Manila, we start at ₱10,000 (net of VAT) or when appropriate under the circumstances, 3% of the contract price. We also require a deposit of ₱5,000 for ordinary operating expenses like transportation, photo-copying, printing, allowances, etc. A full liquidation will be submitted to you together with the verification report at the end of the project. We may also bill you with additional charges for expenses exceeding the ₱5,000 deposit, but you’ll get a refund if the deposit is not all used up.

If the property is located outside of Metro Manila, we start at ₱15,000 (net of VAT) and a deposit of ₱10,000 for ordinary operating expenses, including board and lodging if required. As with the above, you’ll also get a full liquidation of the ordinary operating expenses, subject to additional billings as required and a refund if the deposit is not all used up.

Discounts available!
If the purpose of the title verification is for subsequently buying the property, we provide a discounted fee if you also contract our services for the subsequent transfer of ownership; of course, provided everything is okay with the property.

If problems/issues are found, making the subsequent purchase and transfer of titles not an option, the discount will also not apply.

The discounted fee is ₱5,000 for properties within Metro Manila and ₱10,000 for those outside the Metro.

Contact us today to get a proper quote and tell us about the property – where is it located? Aside from the title, what documents do you currently have? What is the purpose of verifying its title? Any other pertinent info about the property?

You can use the contact form on this page. (at the bottom of this page, if you’re on a mobile phone.)

How long will it take?

If the property is located within Metro Manila and all conditions are favorable, it should take less than 1 month only.

If the property is outside of Metro Manila, it may vary greatly with the availability of records we can find and with the responsiveness of the local government offices concerned. Factors affecting our staff’s ability to travel for the actual site visit, such as the weather, will also matter. It may take anywhere from 1 to 3 months.


Title Transfer

As with the above title-related services, transferring the title of a property from one person to another, can mean long queues or waiting at different government offices. There’s also the risk of incurring penalties if you don’t do things properly and within the period of time prescribed by law. Or worse, you might be doing it totally wrong.

There are different modes of transferring ownership of real estate. Each one requires different legal documents to be executed and there are also different government agencies involved. Different types of properties also require different procedures.

If you don’t want to go through all the trouble in knowing all these things, if you want to save a lot of time and effort, and if you want to be sure things are done properly, let our professionals handle it for you.

How much is our fee?

For properties within Metro Manila, we start at ₱35,000 (net of VAT), or when appropriate under the circumstances, 3% of the contract price. We also require a deposit of ₱5,000 for ordinary operating expenses like transportation, photo-copying, printing, allowances, etc. A full liquidation will be submitted to you together with the Transfer Certificate of Title at the completion of the project. We may also bill you with additional charges for expenses exceeding the ₱5,000 deposit, but you’ll get a refund if the deposit is not all used up.

For properties outside of Metro Manila, we start at ₱40,000 (net of VAT), or when appropriate under the circumstances, 3% of the contract price. The required deposit for the ordinary operating expenses is ₱10,000. Likewise, a full liquidation will be submitted to you together with the Transfer Certificate of Title at the completion of the project. And we may also bill you with additional charges for expenses exceeding the ₱10,000 deposit, but you’ll get a refund if the deposit is not all used up.

These figures are not fixed and may still vary depending on other factors that contribute to the complexity of the case. Please contact us for an appropriate quote.

Please Note: Our fees for Title transfer services do not include facilitating negotiations between the parties (transferor and the transferee), especially in case of sale transactions. The drafting and facilitating the execution of the appropriate Deed document/instrument are also separate services which you may avail from us for additional fees.

How long will it take?

It depends greatly on the mode of transfer, the government agencies involved, and the location and type of the property.

Sale transactions are usually faster and the requirements by the government agencies involved are straightforward. Other modes of transfer like donations, entail more documentary requirements and dealing with more governments offices, which translates to taking more time.

Depending on these factors, it can take anywhere between 3 to 12 months.

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