RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDING CERTIFICATE OF TITLE

This is a true copy of the form of the Certificate of Title agreed by the Law Society of Ireland with the
Lending Institutions named in the Guidelines and Agreement (2009 Edition)
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDING
CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
LAW SOCIETY APPROVED FORM (2009 Edition)
To:
(“the Lender”, its transferees, successors and assigns)
NAME(S) OF BORROWER(S) (“the Borrower”)
ADDRESS OF PROPERTY (“the Property”)
YOUR REF/ACCOUNT NO.
As Solicitor(s) for the Borrower, I/We have investigated the title to the Property and I/We hereby certify that
the Borrower has good marketable title to the Property (save as set out in the First Schedule hereto), the
description of which agrees with that stated in the Lender’s Letter of Offer for the tenure specified in the
Second Schedule hereto, free from any mortgage, charge, lien or incumbrance and any lease or tenancy,
except for your Mortgage/Charge which is in the form prescribed by you (the “Mortgage”).
We hereby certify that the Mortgage ranks as a first Legal Mortgage/Charge over the Property.
All the documents evidencing the Borrower’s title to the Property including the Mortgage are properly listed
in the Third Schedule hereto and are furnished herewith.
My/Our Firm currently holds Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover with a qualified insurer as defined
under Statutory Instrument No. 312 of 1995 (as amended) for a sum which is in excess of the amount
being advanced to the Borrower.
I/We as Solicitor(s) for the Borrower, am/are giving this Certificate for the benefit of the Lender, having
regard to (1) the current Guidelines and Agreement published by the Law Society, to be followed when
completing Certificates of Title for Lenders and (2) the current conveyancing recommendations of the Law
Society.
This Certificate is being given by me/us in my/our sole capacity as Solicitor(s) for the Borrower and (other
than as specifically set out herein) it relates only to Matters of Title.
This Certificate does not purport to certify anything in relation to the standard contents of the Mortgage
executed by the Borrower. In particular, it does not certify that the Mortgage or any other document
produced by the Lender in connection with the Loan complies with the requirements of the Consumer Credit
Act 1995 or the European Communities (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts) Regulations 1995.
Signature:
Name of Solicitor signing:
State whether Principal/Partner:
Name of Firm:
Address of Firm:
Dated this
day of
20
In this Certificate of Title “good marketable title” shall mean a title of a quality commensurate with
prudent standards of current conveyancing practice in Ireland. The latter entails, where the Property is
being acquired, that the purchase was effected on foot of the current Law Society’s Conditions of Sale
and/or Building Agreement. It also entails that the investigation of the title to the Property was made in
accordance with the current Law Society Requisitions on Title, together with any additional requisitions
appropriate to the Property and that satisfactory replies have been received. When the Property is already
owned by the Borrower, the title shall be so investigated that, if the said requisitions had been raised,
satisfactory replies would have been obtained.
In this Certificate, “Matters of Title” means only such matters as relate to the title to the Property in the
context of a conveyancing transaction and does not include any matters relating to the condition of the
Property, the suitability or otherwise of the Borrower or any other matter (including the form or efficacy of
the Mortgage).
Any dispute as to the quality of any title or as to whether or not any matter constitutes a Matter of Title
(within the foregoing definition) may be referred for a ruling to the Conveyancing Committee of the Law
Society of Ireland but without prejudice to the right of either party to seek a determination by the Court on
the issue.
FIRST SCHEDULE
Qualifications on Title (if any)
(as previously agreed in writing with the Lender)
SECOND SCHEDULE
Tenure
THIRD SCHEDULE
See Schedule of Documents attached hereto.