Paper Certificates of Title will be abolished from October 11, 2021


The Registrar General of NSW Land Registry Services has announced another phase in the transition away from paper-based registration of land dealings and titles in New South Wales and 100% electronic conveyancing.

From 11th October 2021, paper or physical certificates of title were abolished and these amendments will be effected through the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021.

All existing certificates of title will be cancelled and will no longer be issued. An “Information Notice” will be issued in lieu of a certificate of title for all property ownership in New South Wales including common property and lot property certificates of title.

Land dealings (such as by-law registrations/consolidations) will only be able to be carried out electronically by a subscriber such as a lawyer, licensed conveyancer or bank, through an electronic lodgement platform, such as PEXA.

NSWLR has further information – click here.

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