Registered Land Law and Legal Definition

Registered land is land governed by a system for registering the title to land. For example, land in Minnesota may be "registered" pursuant to an Order of Registration issued by the District Court, and is commonly called "Torrens Land." The owner of registered land is said to have "Torrens Title." Land which has not been registered is commonly called "Abstract Land."

Registered Land is governed by state laws, which vary by state. Title to property is generally guaranteed by the state and may be determined easily by reading the Transfer Certificate of Title or similar document. Unregistered land may be recorded under the state's recording system. In most cases your best protection against title defects in the Recorded Land section is the purchase of private title insurance.