The Examination of Title of Immovable Property

Course Outline

The aim of this Course is to delve into the examination of title of immovable property by scrutinising the theoretical and the practical aspects of the name-based and the map-based systems of registration.


Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants who attend the indicated sessions.

Venue, Dates and Time

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

Dates TBO

1230 – 1430 hrs including a coffee break

Participation Fee

Regular Fee €120; Student Fee €60; cheques payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta


To apply kindly use our online registration form.


Lecturer : Not. Dr. Dorianne Arapa

 Session 1
– The Public Registry: a Name-Based System
– The Effects of Notarial Acts
– The Registration of Notarial Acts
– Prescription

Session 2
– Hypothecs, Privileges and their Registration
– Ranking

Session 3
– References and their Registration

Session 4 & Session 5
– The Land Registry: a Map-Based System
– Registration of Title, Changes and other Rights
– Overriding Interests

Session 6
– Comparing and Contrasting the two Systems of Registration
– Other Considerations
– Case Study

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