When a matter is lodged in the deeds office, it means that the transfer process of a property has officially started, and the necessary documents have been submitted to the deeds office for processing.
The deeds office is a government office responsible for the registration of property transactions and the maintenance of records related to property ownership. Once the documents are lodged with the deeds office, they are examined to ensure that they comply with legal requirements and that all necessary documents have been submitted.
The process of examining and registering the documents can take some time, depending on the complexity of the transaction, the workload of the deeds office, and other factors. Once the transfer process is complete, the property will be registered in the new owner’s name, and the title deed will be issued.
It’s important to note that while the matter is lodged in the deeds office, the property is not officially transferred, and the seller still owns the property. The transfer of ownership only takes place once the registration process is complete, and the title deed has been issued in the buyer’s name.