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

Property Price Information on Websites

NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) is required by legislation including the Real Property Act 1900 and the Valuation of Land Act 1916 to collect property sales information and make it available for public inspection.

Property sales information is collected by NSW LRS at the time of registration of a property transfer from information on transfer documents and accompanying Notices of Sale. These forms contain privacy notes indicating that the information supplied will be made publicly available.

As well as maintaining various public registers for this purpose, NSW LRS property information data on behalf of Valuation Services. A list of companies that are licensed to on-sell property sales data is available on the Valuation ServicesĀ website.

Valuation ServicesĀ supplies property sales information licensees with regular electronic updates of newly registered sales. Property sales information resellers maintain their own databases and websites comprising data sourced not only from NSW LRS but from elsewhere to develop new property related information products for which there is a market not met by the public registers maintained by NSW LRS.

Property sales prices do not fall within the definition of personal information under the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Websites that display property sales prices but not the names of property owners are not in breach of any privacy legislation.

As announced in a media release by the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, property sales information for individual properties from 2001 is available free of charge on NSW Globe.