Property Registration Authority’s role
The Property Registration Authority (PRA) is the State organisation responsible for the registration of property transactions in Ireland.
Their role is to provide a system of registration of title (ownership) to land, which is comprehensive and readily accessible.
The PRA manages and controls the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds and also operates the Ground Rents Purchase Scheme.
The authority was established on 4 November, 2006 under the provisions of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006 and replaced the Registrar of Deeds and Titles as the registering authority. The authority is independent in the performance of its functions.