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Frequently Asked Questions

Temporary Withdrawal/Cancellation

Q1: How can instruments be withdrawn temporarily/cancelled from registration?
A: Application for temporary withdrawal/cancellation of outstanding instruments that have not completed registration may be made in writing by lodging parties.
Q2: How to cancel registration of outstanding instruments that have not completed registration if the instrument and/or the memorial thereof have been lost by the lodging party?
A: The lodging party should provide a written undertaking stating that the missing instrument and/or the memorial thereof will be delivered to the Land Registry for completion of the outstanding procedures for cancellation once they are found.
Q3: Can the Land Registry unilaterally cancel outstanding instruments that have not completed registration?
A: The Land Registry has no statutory power to cancel outstanding instruments that have not completed registration unilaterally unless upon application in writing by the lodging parties.
Q5: Would the Land Registry accede to the request of the lodging party or other persons for the removal of a registered instrument from the land records?
A: The Land Registry does not have the authority to remove a duly registered instrument from the land records.
Q6: What can I do if I want to apply for urgent temporary withdrawal of the instrument?
A: The lodging party may forward his urgent request in writing. We shall expedite our processing of the instrument.