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

Foreign names, characters, language

The following applies to Real Property Act dealings, Water Access Licence dealings and the General Register.

The components of a foreign name, notably an Asian name, may be signed in any order.

A signature in foreign characters will not be questioned. The requirements for a dealing (including a Water Access Licence dealing) executed in a foreign country are the same as for a dealing executed in NSW.

Any document in a foreign language should be accompanied by a translation, which should be signed on each page by the interpreter and identified by her or him as an accurate translation of the document. For further information, see Baalman And Wells, Land Titles Office Practice, Lawbook Co. 2001 [155.150].