On 11 October 2021, the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 commenced, which abolished the Certificates of Title (CTs) and the control of the right to deal (CoRD) framework. All existing CTs have been cancelled and CTs will no longer be issued. Existing CTs will not need to be produced, and CoRD holder consent will not be required, for a dealing or plan to be registered. All existing Guidelines subject to this change are currently being reviewed and will be updated to reflect these changes. For further information regarding the abolition of CTs, please see https://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/property-and-conveyancing/eConveyancing/abolition-of-certificates-of-title

Conveyancing rules questions

Frequently asked questions about conveyancing rules:



What are Conveyancing Rules?

They are rules that will apply to the preparation and lodgment of paper documents, and will largely parallel provisions in the Participation Rules for electronic conveyancing. 

For more information see: http://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/publications-and-rules/conveyancing-rules


Where can I get a copy of the Conveyancing Rules?

The Conveyancing Rules are available to download on the Office of the Registrar General's website.

Also see Circular 2016/03 Commencement of ConveyancingRules and introduction of the National Verification of Identity (VOI) frameworkto paper conveyancing (PDF 67.4 KB).


When will the Conveyancing Rules come into effect?

The first version commenced on 1 May 2016. 

Current Version: Version 4 of the Conveyancing Rules came into effect on 15 May 2018.


What is covered in the Conveyancing Rules?

The matters addressed are:

  • certifications
  • electronic lodgment
  • electronic Certificates of titles
  • National Mortgage forms
  • requirements for electronic lodgment of mandated dealings
  • requirements for verification of identity
  • requirements for verifying authority (or right to deal)
  • supporting evidence requirements

Are the paper forms on the NSW LRS Website changing?

The Conveyancing Rules do not require changes to the paper forms.