It is not uncommon when dealing with Relationships, Estates, or Business matters that you come up against the question - Can I caveat the title to protect my interest?
Under the new Land Transfer Act 2017, section 138 covers the four scenarios where a person may lodge a caveat against dealings involving land. This list is not necessarily exhaustive as there are a number of grounds based in equity that would give rise to caveatable interest; the most common is a constructive trust.
Below is a very brief summary of when you can and cannot caveat a title. It is intended merely as a guide, to dispel some myths and is by no means an exhaustive list.
CAN REGISTER A CAVEAT
CANNOT REGISTER A CAVEAT
If you are at all concerned about your interest in property, please make a time to come and see us to discuss your circumstances.