Land title practice manual

New Part 61 (witnessing and execution of instruments or documents)

New requirements for witnessing came into effect on 30 September 2019 as a result of amendments to the Land Act 1994 and the Land Title Act 1994. Find out more by reading the Titles Registry Alert no. 154 or download the new Part 61 (PDF, 490KB).

New recordkeeping requirements – JPs and CDecs

JPs and CDecs please note that it is acceptable for the purposes of section 162(3) of the Land Title Act 1994 and 311(3) of the Land Act 1994 to only retain a written record. There is no expectation that a JP or CDec will retain originals or copies of the documents or other evidence. Refer to [61-2330] for more information.

The land title practice manual details the required practice and procedures for industry practitioners when preparing and lodging Titles Registry forms. The manual includes a detailed guide to completion for each form and examples of completed forms.

Titles Registry forms are legally binding and must be completed carefully. Please contact a competent legal professional for legal advice or for assistance with any complex transaction.

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