Conveyance or Deed

IMG_5577Conveyances, deeds and land titles are commonly used as Belize land document to certify ownership of properties in Belize. Land in areas that are not yet declared under the Registered Land Act are held mostly with conveyances as they pass from seller to buyer or benefactor to beneficiaries. In areas that are declared, a First Registration Certificate is issued and this can be transfered easily with a Transfer Certificate Title (TCT).

A conveyance or deed for land in undeclared area can be converted to a First Certificate Title (FCT) which can be transfer with a TCT, making the transaction more efficient and buyers have more confidence in the land ownership instrument. Obtaining an FCT requires some effort and patience but it will ensure that your property is properly noted in the Belize Land Registry. As long as lending institution continue to accept conveyances and there are buyers who have enough faith to accept this type of document for a transfer at the Belize Lands Department, conveyances and deeds will have roles.




  • Reply Dyann June 28, 2018 at 6:59 am

    We bought property in Placencia over a year ago. We still do not have a deed to the land. How long should we expect to wait?

    • Sandragrant
      Reply Sandragrant July 10, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Hi Dyann,

      Did you get a ticket from the Lands Department for the submission of your land transfer application. If you have one, we can check on the status of your transfer. Lately processing of documents at the Lands Department has been moving at snail pace so it is not unusual for it to be taking a long time but regular checking on the status of your application would help.

  • Reply Kimberly Davis October 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I need a certified copy of my land deed. How do I go about getting one?

    • Sandragrant
      Reply Sandragrant October 16, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      You need to visit the Lands Department in Belmopan to submit an application along with the fee. You may find a line but this can be done in a day. If you are unable to visit BLP can do it for a small fee plus the cost of the document.

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