Land Management Clears Issue with Seminary Property


Department of Land Management says they have corrected the errors that were made on a certificate of title pertaining to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary.

Guam – The Department of Land Management worked with the Office of the Attorney General to correct recording errors with regard to the properties relating to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona.

On March 15, 2016, the Department of Land Management and the legal counsel for the Archbishop of Agana concluded the cancellation of the four respective certificates of title issued on October 30, 2015, and issued four certificates of title to include Instrument No. 829322, Declaration of Deed Restriction, in favor of the entities identified in the deed.

This process was conducted in accordance with the direction provided by the Office of the Attorney General in response to the Department of Land Management’s request for guidance on the matter.

“I understand that the property owner is willing to present the owner’s duplicate certificates for each of the effected lots to the Department of Land Management for the issue of a new Certificate of Title with the correct memorial,” Assistant Attorney General Kristan Finney wrote to Land Management. “The presentation of the owner’s duplicates would bring this matter within the Department’s authority to issue a new certificate as provided by 21 GCA subsection 29160, and no additional action would be necessary.”

The Department of Land Management is the recorder for a variety of documents related to land properties, from ownership documents to encumbrances. Every recorded document, including certificates of titles, are public documents available for public review.

Director Mike Borja said the agency always strives to ensure the land recordation process is maintained with the highest integrity.


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