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

Application for Preparation of Lapsing Notice by a Registered Proprietor

This page aims to help you complete an electronic Application for Preparation of Lapsing Notice by a Registered Proprietor dealing form. This form is used as an application by a registered proprietor for the Registrar General to prepare a notice relating to the lapsing of a caveat for service on the caveator pursuant to section 74J Real Property Act 1900. 

Once an application has been lodged, NSW LRS will prepare a notice to the caveator of proposed lapsing of the caveat. This notice is sent directly to you in duplicate either by mail or by email to the nominated address. Accompanying the notice will be detailed instructions on how to correctly serve the caveator.
 
After the caveator has been served with the notice, you or your Client are then required to provide evidence of this service back to NSW LRS in the form of a statutory declaration. 

Once the caveator has been served they have 21 days from the date of service of the notice in which to apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for a Court Order to extend the caveat.
 
Where the above does not apply, please refer to one of the below applications:


NOTE: The registered proprietor of the land cannot apply under section 74J Real Property Act 1900 to lapse a caveat affecting a mortgage, lease or charge. Only the mortgagee, lessee or chargee or a party with a recorded interest in the mortgage, lease or charge (e.g. a mortgage of lease or sub-mortgage) can apply under section 74J Real Property Act 1900 in these circumstances. 

NOTE: This form must not be used where the claim in the subject caveat was made pursuant to the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990 or if the caveator is the NSW Crimes Commission. Such caveats cannot be lapsed.

Once satisfactory evidence of service of notice to lapse the caveat has been received by NSW LRS, the application cannot be uplifted or withdrawn.

NOTE: The registered proprietor who wishes to lapse the caveat must be represented in the workspace for 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 74J Real Property Act 1900.

Stamp Duty – not required.

Notice of Sale – not required.

Standard Form of Caveat – a caveat noted on the Register will not prevent the recording of an Application for Preparation of Lapsing Notice by a Registered Proprietor.
 
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 Application for Preparation of Lapsing Notice by a Registered Proprietor dealing form.

Land Title

Enter the land title reference(s) for the land affected by the caveat.

Participant Details

Party Details – Party Name

Select the registered proprietor of the land affected by the caveat.

Document

Create Document – Select Other Documents.

Select Application for Preparation of Lapsing Notice by a Registered Proprietor.

Dealing on Title

Select caveat.

Caveat Dealing Number

Select the dealing number of the caveat.

Caveator

Select the caveator.

Applicant

Select the registered proprietor. Less than all registered proprietors may be selected.

Full Lapsing Notice by a Registered Proprietor pursuant to

Select the following:

  • 74J. The applicant, being the registered proprietor of the land, applies under SECTION 74J OF THE REAL PROPERTY ACT 1900 for the preparation of the notice referred to in that section.

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 to retain other evidence to support 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