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Tax Declaration as evidence of ownership

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1 Tax Declaration as evidence of ownership on Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:50 pm


Arresto Menor

I am buying a house and lot property. It has no Land Title only Tax Declaration.
I wanted to ask if transfer of Tax Declaration to my name is recognized by law as evidence of my ownership? Then I do not need TCT anymore?

Thank you

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2 Re: Tax Declaration as evidence of ownership on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:02 am


Arresto Mayor

A Tax Declaration is evidence that you paid the Realty Taxes on the property.

At most, its just supplementary evidence. The primary evidence of ownership is still the TCT.

I advise you clarify this with the seller of the property.

If there's no land title, ask why. Was it lost? There are judicial procedures on how to get a new copy of a lost title.

If it's due to another reason, its better to clarify as early as possible before you pay anything.

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3 property on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:36 pm

joan of arc

Arresto Menor
gudpm atty,

is deed of absolute sale & TCT-transfer of certificate of title or CCT-condominium certificate of title the same?


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