‘Overview and Benefits of the PRA eRegistration Services’

With the PRA’s end-goal of a paperless registration system, this talk gives us an overview of the current PRA eRegistration services, the advantages and benefits of using them, and an actual step-by-step demonstration of creating an eRegistration application.

Included in this video are

  • eDischarges – how the system drafts the Deed of Charge based on the Folios added and the Information entered
  • eTransfers:
    • For full transfers of a Registered Folio
    • Can be used for Transfers for Sale, Voluntary Transfers, and Transfers into the joint names of spouses under section 14 of the Family Home Protection Act, 1976
    • How The system drafts the Deed of Transfer based on the Folios added and the information entered
    • The capacity of the vendor can be amended as appropriate and common rights can be added
    • The draft deed can be securely e-mailed to the vendor’s solicitor with the eRegistration system
  • Common Issues:
    • Applications submitted before processing has been completed
    • Using standard transfers and charges in place of the ones generated in the eRegistration system
    • Lodging other application types alongside an eRegistration application
    • Lodgement of an eTransfer and an eCharge in separate applications
  • Electronic Form 17
  • Paperless Copy Instruments:
    • Apply online
    • Fully paperless application process
    • Applications Instantly received by the PRA
    • Fees automatically deducted from associated account
    • Turnaround time of 7 days, providing the Instrument is readily available


Joseph McGranaghan BL is an Assistant Principal Officer in the Legal Services Unit of the Property Registration Authority. He has 15 years’ experience in the PRAI in the area of First Registration and has acted as the Land Registry Court Registrar in the High Court.

Category of CPD: Category A (General)
Duration: 0.5 Hours


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