Application for caveat opens for registration

James Kon

The Registration Section of the Lands Department has opened for the application for caveat to act as a temporary protection for those with the intention of securing land acquisitions.

The launch of the use of caveat was officiated yesterday by Acting Deputy Land Commissioner Hajah Maslina binti Haji Abu Bakar.

On January 1, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to the addition of caveat to the Land Code (Amendment) Order, 2016, to protect the interest of relevant parties on respective land.

The main role of the caveat is to prevent land transfer, mortgage, land lease and lease land transactions.

The caveat falls into one of two categories: private – applicable to individuals and corporate bodies – and land officers.

Members of the public who want to submit a caveat application must first make an appointment and obtain a date to present their application. Applicants are reminded to submit the application to Land Office.

Information related to the caveat, including the application form can be purchased at the payment counter of the Lands Department, obtain for free at or by scanning the QR code available the Lands Department website and Instagram @

Hajah Maslina in her speech, reminded the applicants “to submit the original land grant as well as the statutory declaration to the Lands Department along with their application forms. Anyone found to apply for fraudulent caveat can be brought to court and ordered to pay compensation for the losses incurred as a result of the caveat”.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Land Hajah Maslina binti Haji Abu Bakar. PHOTO: JAMES KON