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

Initial period

Section 4 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 provides the following definition:

 Initial period of an owners corporation of a strata scheme means the period:

(a) commencing on the day the owners corporation is constituted, and

(b) ending on the day there are owners of lots in the strata scheme (other than the original owner) the sum of whose unit entitlements is at least one-third of the aggregate unit entitlement.

The Owners Corporation of a Strata scheme may note the expiry of the initial period on the common property title by furnishing the certificate of expiry of the initial period, see Approved Form 10 (PDF 8 KB), with:

  • a Request form 11R (PDF 150 KB), or
  • any dealing affecting the common property. An extra fee is not payable.

Staff processing information

Registration procedure