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

What is a subscriber?

A subscriber is a person or business authorised to complete electronic conveyancing transactions using an ELNO. There are two types of subscribers:

  • Principal subscribers who represent themselves - financial institutions and government agencies and
  • Representative subscribers (solicitors and licensed conveyancers) who represent other parties.

Each electronic lodgment case has a responsible subscriber who, following lodgment, is liable for lodgment fees and is responsible for the resolution of requisitions. The responsible subscriber in an electronically lodged case fulfils a similar role to that of the lodging party in a case lodged in paper.

For more information on the eligibility criteria for becoming a subscriber or the different subscriber roles, see the NSW Model Participation Rules (s4 and 5) (PDF 208.1 KB).