A caveat is a "Buyer Beware" warning to anyone searching the Certificate of Title, that legal claim or interest in the property is being asserted by someone other than the registered owner. Instruments registered subsequent to the caveat are subject to the claims of the caveator as stated in the caveat.

A lis pendens is a court document indicating that a court action has been filed against the property.

Land Title Transfer - Question #3

What is ‘Caveat’ and ‘Lis Pendens’ ?