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

Deposited plans redefining Old System land

Plans containing land held under common law title, when lodged for registration, should be accompanied by:

Where the owner(s) acquired title by devolution in law, the deed which conveyed the land to the person from whom it was so devolved, should also be produced.

Boundary definition of old system parcels is basically similar to the techniques used when defining Torrens title parcels.


Conversion Actions are documents prepared in NSW LRS to record the conversion of Old System land to Torrens Title pursuant to Parts IVA and IVB of the Real Property Act, 1900.


Removal of Caution may be achieved by various methods.


Limited titles will issue indicating that the boundaries have not been examined in NSW LRS where land is not fully defined by survey in a new deposited plan.