Online Land Search in Pulau Penang

Online Land Search in Pulau Penang

Usually, a Pulau Pinang Land Search (Carian Tanah) is conducted to identify the latest title information, usage of the land, the owner’s details and any encumbrances of the property.


Pulau Pinang has 3 types of land search:

  • Private Land Search (Carian Persendirian)
    • A printout in black and white that contains all of the relevant land office's title information.
  • Official Land Search (Carian Rasmi)
    • A printout in black and white, produced by the relevant land office, providing the full description of the property or plot of land, and bearing the signature and stamp of the Land Registrar on the last page, which is used as part of supporting documentation for submission to a government agency.
  • Certified True Copy of Title (Salinan Sah Hakmilik)
    • A duplicate of the original title that has been officially attested as being accurate by the land registrar. Not to be substituted for the presentation's original title.


Related article: Types of Land Search in Malaysia 


Land office charges for land search in Pulau Penang:

Types of Land Search Land Office Charges (RM)
Private Land Search 30
Official Land Search 100
Certified Ture Copy (CTC) Title 100

Refer: Land Office Disbursement in Malaysia


How to conduct Pulau Penang land search online?

You can easily conduct a Pulau Pinang land search online hassle-free with EasyLaw! A legal tech company, EasyLaw specializes in assisting the general public to conduct online land searches for all states in Malaysia. Just submit your request online and we will handle the rest for you!

According to Pulau Pinang land offices, it is important to provide the specific Seksyen Number that usually accompanies the title’s Lot Number in order to conduct land search. Uniquely, all land searches from Pulau Pinang land offices will have the Borang 3K attached by default. From this Borang 3K, additional details from previous transactions and encumbrances are shown.

Here are EasyLaw service charges for online land searches in Pulau Pinang:

Types of Land Search EasyLaw Local Charges (RM) EasyLaw Outstation Charges (RM)
Private Land Search 20 70
Official Land Search 50 80
Certified Ture Copy (CTC) Title 50 80

*above charge is exclusive of SST

Refer: EasyLaw Service Charge


What information can you get from a Pulau Penang land search?

  • By default, a land search will display details such as:
    • Owner’s full name
    • Owner’s last registered address
    • Owner’s IC number


  • The current Title Type:
    • For Pulau Pinang, are the usual title types such as :
      • Geran (GRN), Geran Mukim (GM), Pajakan Negeri (PN), Pajakan Mukim (PM), Hakmilik Sementara Daftar (HSD), Hakmilik Sementara Mukim (HSM), etc.


  • The size and area of the property:
    • Usually in a land search, the property’s size is shown as a reference.
    • The area information of the property/land includes the state, district, town, and lot number. However, this will not include the address of the property.
    • Kindly note that the title details are different from the standard address that we usually know of like a home address.
    • If you only have the address and you want to know the title details of the property, you may find out more with EasyLaw’s service to Extract Land Title Information.


  • The property’s specific purpose or use:
    • Residential
    • Agricultural
    • Commercial
    • Industrial


  • Status of the property:
    • Freehold: The owner has full control over the use and disposition of the land or other property.
    • Leasehold:  The landowner sells the landlord a lease for the right to occupy the house for a certain period of time. The freelance owner (or landlord) will continue to be the legal owner of the property and the land on which it is located, so technically the landlord will not own the property entirely.


  • Tenancy status of the property (for leasehold only):
    • The term of the lease will be displayed on the land search. Usually, before purchasing real estate or land, buyers should check the remaining term of the lease.


  • Any restriction of Interest on the property:
    • This includes any restrictions imposed by the State Government on the registered property/land proprietor's ability to transfer his land, subdivide, partition, or amalgamate it, as well as any restrictions placed on his ability to deal with it through the establishment of a lease, charge, or easement and etc.


  • Any transaction / encumbrance(s) on the property:
    • There will be a transaction record of any charge or caveat on the land or property and its current status.
    • Usually, a normal land search will not show any outdated encumbrances
    • To find out more in-depth details regarding any specific caveat or other encumbrances on the property or land, EasyLaw can assist you to Extract the CTC ( Certified-True-Copy) of the Caveat or Encumbrances,


  • The details of the previous title deed:
    • As proof that the title has changed, usually, the previous title number is recorded in the land search. However, not all land searches will provide details about the past titles because it will depend on the respective land office.


Related article: What Details Land Search Result Contains



Sample Pulau Penang Private Land Search