Documents of Title Law and Legal Definition

A document is a piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or serves an official record. Title is a right or claim to the ownership of property. Every document which is a link in the chain of title is a document of title. Some examples of documents of title include:

1. The mortgage deed, only for the mortgagee, but not for the mortgagor

2. An agreement for sale with possession

3. Deed of conveyance, lease, sub-lease, partition, gift or exchange

4. True copies of original title deeds, if their loss is satisfactorily explained.