Glossary

The meanings attributed to terms set out for the purpose of explanation only and are not necessarily valid legal definitions for other purposes.

Where precise definitions are sought appropriate statutes or authorities should be studied. See Greg Stilanou, Land Titling Law and Practice in NSW, Lawbook Co. 2013 [Definitions on pages xxvii – xxxi].

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ITS: Integrated Titling System - a computerised land title register developed and operated by NSW LRS to register plans, dealings and create and store land title records. ITS also holds records of superseded titles.

Indefeasibility: The accepted premise that a Torrens title cannot be set aside because of some defect in the history of the title prior to the registration of an interest. A third party cannot be disadvantaged because of the fraud of a second party. The guarantee given to Torrens title by the State Government of NSW.

Initial Period: The period in which there is a prohibition on the developer or owners corporation undertaking certain actions. The period starts at registration of the strata plan and ends when at least one third of the total unit entitlement has been transferred. (The community schemes guide should be consulted for an explanation of initial periods affecting plans in community schemes).

Instrument: Any grant, certificate of title, conveyance, assurance, deed, map, will, probate, or any other document in writing relating to the disposition, devolution or acquisition of land or evidencing title thereto.

Inter Alia (i.a.): Among other things.

Intestate: A situation where the deceased has not left a valid will. Dying intestate.

Isolated Road: A road that has vehicular access to a public road only by means of a connecting temporary public road.

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