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

Who can lodge dealings electronically?

To ensure the integrity of the system, access will be restricted to approved 'Subscribers'. Subscribers are limited to:

  • financial institutions
  • solicitors and licensed conveyancers acting for their clients or on their own behalf; and
  • government departments.

Private parties wishing to conduct their own settlement or other transaction on a land title will have to use the existing paper process. Only subscribers to an ELNO can transact electronically. A private person can engage a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to electronically lodge dealings on their behalf.