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

Termination of a life estate upon the death of a life tenant

The remainderperson of a life estate may apply to be registered as proprietor of the estate in fee simple upon the death of the life tenant by lodging a Notice of Death form 02ND with the appropriate evidence. All certificates of title issued for the life estate and estate in remainder must be produced. See Baalman And Wells, Land Titles Office Practice, Lawbook Co. 2001 [150.400].