(1) Such application
shall be referred to the Commissioner or if there be such an officer then to
an Examiner of Titles for his examination and report who shall afterwards
submit the papers to the Commissioner and the Commissioner may either reject
such application altogether or direct notice thereof to be published once at
least in one newspaper published in the city of Perth or circulating in the
neighbourhood of the land and such further publicity to be given to such
application as he may deem fit; and the Commissioner shall appoint a time not
less than 14 days from the advertisement or the first of such advertisements
if more than one upon or after which the Registrar shall unless a caveat shall
be lodged forbidding the same register such applicant as the proprietor of
such land or estate by entering in the Register the particulars of the
transmission through which such applicant claims and by registering a
certificate of title to the land or estate so transmitted.
(2) Upon such entry
being made the applicant shall become the transferee of such land or estate
and be deemed to be the proprietor thereof.
(3) The person
registered consequent on such direction shall hold such land or estate for the
purposes for which it may be applicable by law; but for the purpose of any
dealings therewith under the provisions of this Act he shall be deemed to be
the absolute proprietor thereof.
(4) The Commissioner
may direct a caveat to be entered by the Registrar for the protection of the
interests of any other persons interested in such land or estate.
[Section 220 amended: No. 81 of 1996 s. 145(1);
No. 19 of 2010 s. 51.]