Darren entered into a sale and purchase agreement to purchase a condominium near KLCC back in January 2014. He has then paid the full purchase price to the seller in March 2014; and obtained the keys and possession of the condominium at the same time.
In May 2014, Darren realise that his lawyer has not furnished him a copy of the strata title with his name duly registered as proprietor. Upon contact, Darren was informed by the lawyer that strata title has been presented to the land office for transfer in March 2014; and it is now pending due registration of transfer of name onto the strata title.
Darren is doubtful on the status given, as it has been 2 months since the strata title is presented.
The time required for land office to process and register transfer of name on property title varies due to various reasons, e.g. the type of the title, number of cases, efficiency of the offices, etc.
In Klang Valley, the expected time required for land office to process and register transfer of name on property are as below:
|Individual Title||Strata Title|
|Kuala Lumpur||1-3 Month||6-9 Months|
|Selangor||7 Working Days||1-3 Months|
Therefore, it is not surprise that strata title of Darren has yet to be duly registered after 2 months from presentation. To better follow up on the matter, Darren may request a copy of presentation receipt from the lawyer, and check with land office directly on the registration status from time to time.
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