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

Surveyor's reports

Clause 68(1) Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 states:

'A surveyor must disclose any doubt, discrepancy or difficulty suggested by or encountered in a survey, either on the survey plan or in an accompanying comprehensive report.'

To assist in plan examination and eliminate delays from unnecessary requisitions, surveyors should send survey reports directly to NSW LRS. All reports are kept on file in Titling and Plan Services, NSW LRS and connected to the plan following lodgment.

Surveyors should:

  • send the report, clearly showing the surveyor’s plan reference number, to:

Manager, Titling and Plan Services
NSW Land Registry Services
Level 30, 175 Liverpool Street
Sydney NSW 2000

  • add the notation 'Report' adjacent to the Surveyor’s Reference on the original plan to ensure the report is connected to the case following lodgment

  • advise the client and/or the lodging agent of the existence of the report. Reference to the report should also be shown on the plan lodgment form.

NOTE: Reports should be drafted in a professional manner and can be made available, on request, to other surveyors.

All NSW legislation can be accessed at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/