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

Determination of title boundary

NOTE: All statutory declarations and evidence that are lodged in support of land dealings will be treated as publicly accessible and will be disclosed to persons upon request.

Form 14TB 

Dealing Type - TB 

Legislation - section 135B Real Property Act 1900

Stamp duty - not required

Certificate of Title - not required

NOS form - not required

Standard form of Caveat - does not prevent registration, however if the caveat is expanded pursuant to section 74H(5)(w) then further consideration must be given.

Priority Notice noted on the Register - see Priority Notice page.

An application for determination of a title boundary may be lodged where:

  • all of the parcels are Torrens Title
  • one of the parcels is Torrens Title and the other parcel is Old System land or
  • all of the parcels are Old System land.

NOTE:   Further fees pursuant to section 135F(2) Real Property Act 1900 may be payable.

(A) The references to title for Torrens Title land and/or the registration number of the relevant deed for the land on either side of the relevant boundary must be stated.

If only part of the boundary is the subject of the application then the part must be described.

The names and addresses of the registered proprietors of the land on either side of the relevant boundary must be stated.

(C) The full name of the applicant must be stated. The applicant must be the registered proprietor of the land on one side of the boundary, or be:

  • the purchaser under contract of sale of land on one side of the boundary but only if the current registered proprietor consents or the whole of the purchase price has been paid
  • a public or local authority
  • the head of a government department or
  • a registered surveyor acting on behalf of the registered proprietor of land on one side of the boundary. The consent of the registered proprietor is required.

(D) All the evidence lodged in support of the application must be listed at Items 1 to 5 etc. The evidence must be suitably identified and attached to the application.

The statement by the applicant, mentioned in Item 1, must explain in detail the circumstances that have led to the application. If the applicant has corresponded with a NSW LRS surveyor or a surveyor with the Office of the Registrar General beforehand, then the written statement describing the particulars of the application may be dispensed with. The applicant must provide evidence of this when they lodge the application at NSW LRS otherwise NSW LRS will require the statement to be completed before the application is accepted for lodgment.

Copies of any survey reports or plans of survey mentioned in Items 2 or 3 etc. must be furnished.

(E) The application must be executed by the applicant and be witnessed, or executed on the applicant's behalf as follows:


Attorney and witnessed

Solicitor or Barrister

Authorised Officer and witnessed

Licensed Conveyancer







See execution requirements for companies, witnesses etc. pages

See NSW LRS checklist for assistance in the completion of a Determination of title boundary form.

NOTE: Determinations of title boundary are referred to the Office of the Registrar General Cadastral Integrity to undertake and complete. Further information concerning the process can be found on the Office of the Registrar General’s website (https://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/land-boundaries)

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

Staff processing information

Refer to DRD2.

The Determination of Title Boundary Lodgment Checklist is to be completed.

Registration procedure

Proceed with registration as directed.

Second Schedule of all affected titles: