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

Definition on the plan

A new deposited plan that intends to create cross-easements pursuant to s.88BB Conveyancing Act 1919 must fully define the site of the party wall on the face of the plan. In this regard the plan must:

  • Depict the site of the wall on the plan as a physical structure, together with an appropriate notation:


Note The word 'party' must be included for cross-easements to be created.

  • Show sufficient connections along the parcel boundary to define the extent of the party wall.
  • If the party wall is not centred on the parcel boundary, show sufficient connections at each extremity to define the relationship between the wall and the boundary.
  • If the party wall has been constructed on one of the lots only, the plan should indicate:


The wall must still supply support for buildings constructed on both lots.

  • If the construction of the party wall is not consistent throughout its length or height (e.g. the thickness or material of the wall varies between different floors of the building) sufficient information must be shown to fully define the wall at each change and/or each level. In this regard it may be necessary for suitable cross-sections of the wall, and its relationship to the parcel boundary, to be included in the plan.