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

Approved form 7 - Strata Plan by-laws

Approved Form 7 (PDF 51.8 KB)  is required when the developer intends to create their own by-laws upon registration of the plan.

The by-laws intended to be adopted must be listed in the appropriate space.

All the by-laws should be numbered.

Care should be taken to ensure all by-laws are clearly worded, able to be enforced and can be legally created. See Divisions 2 and 3, Part 7 Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.

It is not the responsibility of NSW LRS to check the by-laws for accuracy and correctness, however, a courtesy examination is often undertaken and requisitions may be raised to ensure an accurate document is registered.

NSW LRS may refuse to register a document they believe is inaccurate.

NSW LRS cannot provide advice regarding the wording of by-laws. It is recommended that legal advice is sought for this purpose.

If it is intended to adopt  the model by-laws for residential strata schemes (either in whole or in part) as set out in Schedule 3 Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016  together with other by-laws, the full text of the by-laws to be adopted must be set out.

All the regular by-laws should be listed first followed by any common property rights by-laws.