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

Redefinition of a strata parcel

When the original base plan of a strata scheme has been found to be unreliable it may be necessary to lodge a plan of redefinition of the strata parcel prior to the registration of a strata plan of subdivision or consolidation.

If a strata plan of subdivision or consolidation proposes to create lots that are external to a building and are within 2 metres of the parcel boundary or if structural changes to a building will result in a change to the offsets from the building to the parcel boundary the following will apply.

  • If the base plan has been found to be reliable a report should be furnished by the surveyor to confirm this.
  • If the base plan has been found to be unreliable a plan of redefinition must be lodged and registered prior to the registration of the strata plan.

If the strata plan of subdivision or consolidation does not require a location plan no report or redefinition plan will be required.
An owner’s corporation may lodge a redefinition of the base plan at any time. If the changes to the parcel boundaries have any effect on the lot boundaries a strata plan of subdivision may be required.

Plan requirements

  • The plan must be lodged as a deposited plan and meet the requirements of a redefinition.
  • The plan heading should be ‘Redefinition of Strata Parcel - SP________’.
  • The administration sheet must be executed by the owners corporation by affixing the seal under Approved Form 23.

Note The plan cannot redefine the boundaries of the strata lots.