Frequently asked questions
A property interest gives rights to a land owner but also implies restrictions or imposes responsibilities which may impact on their use or enjoyment of the land. Most interests are created by government legislation, policies and guidelines. Refer to our free interest dictionary for more information about known interests.
A property owner in Western Australia is entitled to use their land in any manner they please; however, it is subject to, among other things, rights, restrictions and responsibilities that are often imposed by legislation. A property interest report helps buyers, sellers and their real estate sales representative, discover interest information that specifically relates to a property of interest.
No. Only interests that are registered with Landgate are recorded on a Certificate of Title. These types of interests include mortgages, leases, memorials, easements and covenants. Under their own legislation, some government agencies are not legally obliged to register their interests with Landgate. These types of interests relate to heritage, the environment, land use planning, energy safety, mining and there are many more.
Yes. It is important to obtain a copy of a Certificate of Title and survey to verify interest and other information, such as easements and covenants relating to land use.
A property interest report provides a definition of each property interest, the relevant legislation and the contact details of the government department responsible for the information. If you have a query regarding a property interest, contact the relevant government department.
The Interest Dictionary lists and describes known unregistered interests that may affect property in WA with the supporting legislation and the custodian agencies. It provides an opportunity to learn more about interests that may impact any property in WA. For more detailed interest information, you will need to contact the relevant custodian agency.
If you find information in your report that you believe to be inaccurate, please contact the responsible agency for more information. Landgate produces and sells the report, but the information pertaining to interests comes directly from multiple government departments.
No. Your products will be delivered as soon as they are generated. If your Property Interest Report takes longer to generate, you will receive a separate email with the report as an attachment.