The deed of conveyance (this is the deed that ensures transfer of ownership) needs to be prepared by a notary and signed by the seller, the buying and the notary. The content of the deed of conveyance needs to be in accordance with the earlier agreed to purchase agreement.
Transfer of ownership is only complete after the notary has registered a copy of the deed of conveyance in the public register with the Land Registry and the public records.
All real estate business is registered with the Land Registry, with accurate registration of location.
The owner of all real estate can be found in the public register. Alongside the deed of conveyance a copy of the mortgage deed is registered in the public register.
Both registrations are needed so anyone can find information about on whose name a specific real estate is registered and what sort of mortgage it has.
The Registry charges a fee to register the deed of conveyance and if relevant the mortgage. Because the registration is usually done by the notary, the Land Registry sends the invoice to the notary. He will charge you for these Land Registry costs.