Land Certificate Law and Legal Definition

A land certificate refers to a document issued by the land registry to the owner of registered land as a proof of ownership with no mortgage on it. Land certificate is the prima facie evidence of the truth of the matters contained in the certificate. The certificate contains description of the property with details of boundaries, name, and address of the owner and the covenants affecting it.

A genuine land certificate means a certificate issued to persons or tribunals clothed with lawful power to issue them as evidence of right to land. A valid land certificate has got a strength or force under the law as will entitle its owner through it to appropriate a part of the unappropriated public domain. [Adams v. Houston & T. C. R. Co., 70 Tex. 252, 276-277 (Tex. 1888)]