What is Property Watch?

Property Watch is an online subscription service that sends automatic notifications (i.e. e-mail and or text) when an action occurs on a subscribed Certificate of Title or multiple Certificates of Title.
 

What is an action on a subscribed Certificate of Title?

An action is referring to a transaction lodged against a Certificate of Title.
An action is referring to a dealing against a Certificate of Title or an Electronic Advice of Sale submission.
 

Who can subscribe to this service?

Persons who subscribe to this service must have a distinct proprietary interest in the property and a determination of that interest will be made by the National Land Agency (NLA) upon submission of the proof of ownership/authorization and valid, certified, government issued photo-identification. The persons who may subscribe for the service include the registered owner, Personal Representative and an Attorney-at-Law or Agent acting for and on behalf of the registered proprietor.
 
A dealing is any action against a Certificate of Title and most commonly includes changes to a proprietor, an address, mortgage details and/or encumbrances.
TitleWatch will not identify an action against a subscribed Certificate of Title when a rates enquiry is completed via a manual process.  This is often the case when parties involved in a property settlement are acting on their own behalf.  TitleWatch will only detect an action on a subscribed Certificate of Title once a rates enquiry is completed using Electronic Advice of Sale. 
 

How does Property Watch work?

The Property Watch system will notify the subscriber (immediately or within twenty-four hours of lodgment) that a transaction has been lodged against the Certificate(s) of Title being watched. The Notification will be sent via e-mail and or text and the subscriber will be given twenty-four hours after the notification is sent to alert the NLA that the transaction is not legitimate.
 
 

How do I subscribe to Property Watch?

The subscriber may apply for the service in person by visiting the Business Services Unit at 23 ½ Charles Street Kingston or online via www.jamaicapropertywatch.com.
The subscriber will need a current Keycard, Visa or MasterCard to complete the transaction online.

To subscribe to TitleWatch you must select from three service options:

To subscribe to TitleWatch for a Single Title you will need to enter a Street Address, Certificate of Title or Survey number to find your property of interest. The Landgate system will search our records and provide a list of search results for you to review and select from.

To subscribe to TitleWatch for Multiple Titles – Immediate Service or Quarterly Service you will need to either:
  • Enter title numbers manually into the text field separated by a comma, or
  • Use the Browse button to locate the file you wish to upload. The file must be in CSV format and contain a RegisterID or title number. Please note that for the Quarterly Service you are required to subscribe a minimum of 11 Certificate of Title numbers.
You will need a current Visa or MasterCard to complete your online transaction. Please note My Landgate subscribers can pay on account or by credit card.
 


How much will it cost me to subscribe to Property Watch?

Please refer to our online Fee Schedule for details about TitleWatch subsciption costs.
 

How do I upload Multiple Certificates of Title in a data file?


The PropertyWatch service option accepts files that have been saved as a CSV (comma delimited) file type. Each line in the file must consist of a volume and folio number separated by a forward slash (/).  For example 1234/12
 

What kind of Email notification will the subscriber receive?

The subscriber will receive four types of email notifications:
  • A welcome email will be sent to the subscriber within twenty-four hours of subscribing to Property Watch and the subscriber will be advised immediately whether there is an action on a subscribed Certificate of Title.
  • A notification ‘Action’ email will be sent to the subscriber immediately upon lodgment of a transaction against the Certificate(s) of Title being watched.
  • Subscribers will be given the option of receiving Quarterly updates of the current Action status of the Certificate(s) of Title being watched or Bi-Annual updates.
  • A ‘Renew Your Subscription’ email will be sent to the subscriber seven days prior to the expiry date of the subscription and again one day prior to expiry. The subscriber should disregard these emails if the subscription was previously renewed.
 

How will I know the current action status on my Certificate of Title?

If a transaction is lodged, the subscriber will receive an ‘Action’ email notification of the transaction type lodged against the Certificate(s) of Title, the lodgment number(s) of the dealings, date of lodgment, name of person lodging the dealing and the prescribed time within which to alert the NLA that the transaction is not legitimate i.e. within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the notification.
 


What is included in the cost?

As a Property Watch subscriber, the cost of the service will cover all email notifications and three quarterly updates that relate to the subscribed Certificate(s) of Title for a twelve (12) month period.
 


How do I renew my subscription?

If the Property Watch subscription has expired and the subscriber wants to continue the subscription for the same Certificate(s) of Title then the ‘Renew your Subscription’ button must be selected.
 
 

How do I update my account?

Telephone NLA’s Business Services Unit at 750-5263 ext 2611/2045/2067/ 2607 or email propertywatch@nla.gov.jm and quote the Property Watch subscription number.