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

Change of Address of Association

This page aims to help you complete an electronic Change of Address of Association dealing form which is required to alter the address for service of notices on a community, neighbourhood or precinct association. Section 21 Community Land Management Act 1989 sets out the requirements for changing the address of an association.

An association may change its address for service of notices by resolving to change its address at a general meeting of the association in accordance with section 21 Community Land Management Act 1989. The change of address does not become effective until the Change of Address of Association form is registered.

Written notice of a change of address must be given to the community association if a precinct association changes its address. Similarly, a neighbourhood association that is part of a community and/or precinct association must give written notice to each association.

NOTE: The Association must be represented in the workspace of this dealing form. 

Subscriber requirements

Before lodging this document electronically via an Electronic Lodgment Network, a Subscriber must:

  1. verify their client’s identity

  2. establish their client’s right to deal with the land

  3. have a properly completed and executed Client Authorisation form and

  4. retain evidence that supports the dealing (see Supporting Evidence below).

The Subscriber must also certify that they have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the instrument is correct and compliant with relevant law and any Prescribed Requirement.

For more information on these requirements see:

Residual Documents

Guide to complete

Legislation – section 21 Community Land Management Act 1989.

Stamp Duty – not required.

Notice of Sale – not required.

Standard Form of Caveat - a caveat recorded on the Register will not prevent recording of a Change of Address of Association.

Priority Notice Noted on the Register - see Priority Notice page for more information.

The following headings refer to the data fields which must be completed in order to lodge an electronic Change of Address of Association form.

Land Title

Enter the land title reference for the association property of the community, precinct or neighbourhood scheme.

Participant Details

Party Details - Party Name

Select the name of the community, neighbourhood or precinct association.

Document

Create Document - Select Other Documents.

Select Change of Address of Association.

Association

Select the community, neighbourhood or precinct association.

Meeting Date

Enter the date of the general meeting of the association at which the change of address was approved.

Service of Notices Address

Select the new address. The full new postal address for the service of notices on the association must be stated.

Attachments

Attachment Type – Approved Forms

A certificate in the form of Approved Form 21 is required. Execution of the certificate must take the form as set out in community title schemes Approved Form 18.

Supporting evidence

In addition to evidence supporting the steps taken by the Subscriber to verify the identity of their Client and establish their Client’s right to deal, the Subscriber may be required retain other evidence to support the dealing.

The evidence that the Subscriber is required to retain to support a Change of Address of Association form may include:

  • minutes of the general meeting passing the resolution.

Other forms of evidence may be acceptable and it is a matter for the Subscriber to be satisfied that they have met the requirements for the dealing. Please refer to the ARNECC Guidance Note 5 for assistance on retaining evidence to support conveyancing transactions in accordance with the NSW Participation Rules.

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