How to request a simple note online?

If you are interested in buying a particular property, one of the first documents you should review is the nota simple. Your request is very simple considering that you can also do it online. We tell you the usefulness of the simple note and how to request it online.

Nota Simple: X-ray of a property

Not everything is as it seems. The simple note offers us very valuable information about the current state of the property: who the owners are, the existence of charges or encumbrances of the property, etc.

The most relevant aspects in which you should focus on a simple note are:

  • The ownership of the property: Who are the owners?. You will see the name and surname of all of them.
  • The existence of loads – this is one of the key sections of the simple note. You will check if there is any mortgage charge, judicial auction or lien on the property you are interested in.
  • The description of the property: square meters of the house, its boundaries, cadastral reference, etc.

It is important to know that a simple note is an informative document, that is, it has no legal validity. The registration certificate does have legal validity and can be provided as evidence in a trial.

How to order a simple note online?

You may not have time to go to the offices of the Land Registry to request a simple note. In addition, in times of pandemic, it is advisable to carry out all the procedures online.

Processing the request for the simple note online speeds up waiting times, not only because of the time you save on travel but because it is possible to obtain it in less than eight working hours. You will receive it in your email with PDF format and the signature of the property registrar.

What data do I need to request a simple note online?

  • It is important that you know the registry of the property to which you want to go, that is, where the property is registered. In this way you will have in your possession the registration identification number, necessary data to process the application.
  • If you know the name and surname of the owner or ID, you can access the location of all the real estate that is in their name. It is also possible to request a simple note of a property in the name of a legal entity.
  • Also for the exact address of the property you can make the request of the simple note online.

It may be that the property you want to consult has been recently registered, it is possible to provide the Unique Identifier of Registered Properties or IDUFIR to make the request. This number is similar to the ID of a person, and is sufficient identifier to locate a property.

3 Steps to request a simple note online

1- Enter the page of the registrars within the section of legal procedures, select the section: simple registration note.

2- Complete the form in this section. You will be asked for the following information; name and surname of the owner, ID or exact address of location.

3- Detail the delivery time for the document. As a general rule, the simple note will be sent to your email within 48 hours. In the event that the request is urgent you can get it in eight working hours or even less.

In case any of the data you have covered are erroneous or the registration needs more information for the simple note, you will receive an email with these requests.

As you can see, it is really easy to request a simple note online. Join the new technologies and speed up all your procedures.

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By Catharine Bwana