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

Change of name - deed poll

The index for the Change of Name register was initially kept in separately bound books from 1875 to 1967. From 1967 to 1996 the deeds were recorded in the Vendors index. Records from 1992 to 1996 must be searched through Deeds Name Search. From 1.4.1996 to date all change of name records have been kept by and must be searched through the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. For more information see 'General Register of Deeds'.

A change of name can no longer be registered in the General Register of Deeds. A change of name should be referred to:

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

35 Regent Street, Chippendale

Sydney NSW 2008

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm

T: 1300 655 236

F: 02 9699 5120

W: www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/.

A change of name of a company should be referred to:

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Level 8, 55 Market Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

T: 02 9911 2500

F: 02 9911 2550

W: www.asic.gov.au/