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16 Nov 2020
Strata and community title COVID-19 signing options extended

The Government has passed Regulations to extend temporary arrangements for strata and community schemes which allow alternative signing options during COVID-19. The changes, which permit...

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4 Nov 2020
Residual documents available from 9 November 2020

UPDATE 6 November 2020: Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) has advised that the deployment of its upcoming platform release, including the twenty-four new residual documents previously...

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28 Oct 2020
ARNECC Model Operating Requirements and Model Participation Rules open for consultation

The Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) has completed its review of the industry feedback on the Version 6 Consultation Drafts and has made...

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7 Oct 2020
Updates to Conveyancing Rules during the COVID-19 pandemic

The option to sign dealings and plans electronically has now been extended to March 2021, to assist customers during the pandemic.Version 2 of the Conveyancing...

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16 Sep 2020
Witness of legal documents over video extended

The witnessing of important legal documents over video conference will now continue until the end of 2021, under new legislation to be introduced into NSW...

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7 Sep 2020
Cyber criminals targeting law practices

Law practices should be on high alert for email fraud, with an increase in recent weeks of cyber criminals targeting solicitors.These attacks are mostly related...

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7 Sep 2020
Two-year limit now applies for plan Certificate of Currency

From 1 September 2020, lodging parties must now submit a Certificate of Currency for plans lodged more that two years after the survey completion date.This...

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7 Sep 2020
New guides for strata scheme changes

NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) has released new guides to assist Owners and Owner Corporations with changes to strata schemes.These new guides will help...

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7 Sep 2020
Digital lapsing notices

Lapsing notices have now gone digital. NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) have announced all lapsing notices will now be sent to the lodging party...

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31 Aug 2020
Digital survey plans access made easy

Over half a million digital survey plans are now ready for users to easily download and benefit from this more efficient, faster and more accurate...

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31 Aug 2020
Simplified plan amendment requests

NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) have created a new smart form for plan amendment requests to simplify the process, and to make it easier...

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27 Aug 2020
Important changes to liens and equitable mortgages

Key points:The NSW Government has recently approved the cancellation of all Certificates of Title (CTs) as part of the evolution of electronic conveyancing. It is...

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27 Jul 2020
Office of the Registrar General website improvements

We have been working on our website to improve our user experience. The changes include improvements on:our website navigation by adding a drop-down capability for...

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15 Jul 2020
NSW Land Registry Services contact numbers

Due to the recent relocation of the NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) Lodgment Office, from Monday 6 July 2020, the following contact numbers have...

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29 Jun 2020
NSW Land Registry Services has opened the new lodgment office

NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) is now serving customers from a new modern Lodgment Office at Level 30, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney.The Location175 Liverpool...

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23 Jun 2020
Service NSW is currently trialling a pilot NSW strata portal – your feedback is important

The Strata Portal is an online register that collects information from strata schemes across NSW. It will become a central and accessible point of critical...

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16 Jun 2020
Alternative signing options for strata and community schemes – COVID-19

Temporary Regulations introduced on 5 June 2020 provide more flexibility for strata schemes and community associations during COVID-19 restrictions. The changes prescribe an alternative method...

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25 May 2020
Access 3 million digital land title records online for free

The NSW Government established a project to digitise important land titling records reaching back to the first land grants in NSW and Australia in the...

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12 May 2020
Reminder: Cooling off warning notices from 2 June 2020

A new form of warning notice relating to cooling off periods in residential contracts was prescribed by the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 to...

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11 May 2020
New lodgment option during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Registrar General has approved a temporary lodgment process known as “COVID-19 residual lodgment”. This process allows paper instruments to be sent through to NSW...

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27 Apr 2020
COVID-19: New options for executing NSW paper land dealings and instruments during the pandemic

Restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 have made it difficult to prepare, sign and witness paper land dealings.From 27 April 2020, changes to the...

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16 Apr 2020
NSW LRS lodgment office to relocate from Queens Square to Liverpool Street in July 2020

In July 2020, NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) will be relocating the lodgment office on 1 Prince Albert Road, Queens Square, to Level 30,...

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20 Mar 2020
COVID-19: Guidance for eConveyancing

Over recent days in light of the rapidly evolving situation around the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus we are aware that many of you cannot or...

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12 Feb 2020
Part tenancy transfer

Dealing electronically with part tenancy titles is now much easier. From 8 February 2020, part tenancy transfers in NSW involving registered proprietors that hold their...

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12 Feb 2020
Notice of Death now available

Notice of Death is now available electronically in NSW. This document allows for registration of the survivorship of a joint tenant. Please contact your Electronic...

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16 Jan 2020
Update to MORs and MPRs

The Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) is seeking feedback on draft version 6 of the Model Operating Requirements and Model Participation Rules.

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17 Dec 2019
Cancellation of certificates of title

The Office of the Registrar General is pleased to announce the release of the position paper in response to the discussion paper entitled Certificates of...

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17 Dec 2019
All residual documents to be available electronically by October 2020

Over the past few years, the NSW Government has been working to transition conveyancing into the digital age. From 1 July 2019, all Mainstream Dealings...

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10 Dec 2019
Review of Community Schemes Legislation

The Department of Customer Service is seeking feedback on proposed reforms to community schemes legislation and has released drafts of the Community Land Development Bill...

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9 Dec 2019
ACCC report on eConveyancing market reform

In December 2019, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published a review of the emerging eConveyancing market. The paper calls for further action on...

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