Updated Lease and Caveat practices

June 21, 2019

The Land Title Practice Manual was recently updated to reflect changes prescribed  below .

Leases Surrendered by Operation of Law

There are new requirements when an existing registered lease is surrendered by operation of law as a result of the lodgement of a new lease.

Refer to section 69(3) of the Land Title Act 1994 and the Land Title Practice Manual [7-2110] for more information.


Caveat Notices - Notifying the Registrar by way of a Form 14 - General Request

Customers are reminded that a Form 14 - General Request must be deposited by the usual lodgement methods to notify the Registrar of the following caveat matters:  

  • A Caveatee's Notice under s. 126(2) of the Land Title Act 1994 - notifying the Registrar of the service of a Caveatee's Notice to the Caveator (within 14 days of the giving of the notice) under s. 126(2) of the Land Title Act 1994.

    Refer to s. 126(2) of the Land Title Act 1994 and the Land Title Practice Manual [52-0020]. See also [11-0120] and [11-0190].


Notifying the Registrar of the above caveat matters using other methods (e.g. by e-mail or letter) is not sufficient to comply with the relevant requirements under the Land Title Act 1994 and therefore cannot be accepted by the Titles Registry.  
 


Disclaimer: The information herein has been prepared by SAI Global Property Division Pty Ltd ACN 089 586 872 from information released by the Authority cited on this page. It is provided as general background information only; it is not complete; and it does not comprehensively address this subject matter. Readers should not consider the information so provided as advice nor as a recommendation to take any particular course of action. Persons needing advice should consult their own solicitor, accountant or other professional adviser.

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