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

Lease for signage

A lease for signage is construed as being a lease of premises, the premises being the physical structure of the sign itself. The sign maybe located on the ground or on the wall or roof of a building etc.

The site of the lease must be fully dimensioned and related by connections parallel and / or perpendicular to the building or the boundaries of the parcel in compliance with the usual requirements for a compiled plan. The vertical extent of the site (if appropriate) must be defined by Reduced Levels related to two appropriate bench marks.

The plan defining the site may be lodged either as an annexure to a lease dealing or as a deposited plan for lease purposes. The usual drafting standards apply.