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

Limited titles

Where land is not fully defined by survey in a new deposited plan, a limited certificate of title will issue indicating that the boundaries have not been examined in NSW LRS. This may include residue parcels and consolidations.

A Limitation notification is entered on the title in the form:

'Limitation pursuant to s.28T(4) Real Property Act 1900. The boundaries of the land comprised herein have not been investigated by the Registrar General.'

The limitation may be removed by the lodgment of a plan of survey, which satisfactorily defines the boundaries of the parcel.

New deposited plans affecting a Limited title

A new plan subdividing or otherwise dealing with a parcel subject to a limitation notification must be one of survey.