Every year, hundreds of thousands of land transactions occur in New South Wales (NSW). As well as buying and selling property, people take out mortgages, pay off mortgages, lease their property and inherit property, to name but a few.
The legal process through which property is bought and sold is referred to as conveyancing. People undertaking conveyancing rely on land title information held by Land and Property Information (LPI), obtaining copies of its records as part of the process of due diligence essential to progressing land transactions.
Internationally recognised as a leader in land administration, LPI maintains a secure, efficient and guaranteed system of land ownership for NSW. The land title registry defines the legal ownership and boundaries of land parcels throughout the State, both private and public, and records changes as they occur.
The primary register, the Torrens Title register, protects land title by State Government guarantee and has operated since 1863. The General Register of Deeds includes Old System records including records dating back to the earliest days of settlement in NSW.
From property buying and selling to financing, the land title registry underpins billions of dollars of economic activity in NSW each year. New technologies, such as online service delivery, streamlined the processing of plans and dealings and provide maximum confidence in the system.
LPI collects, collates and integrates property information in NSW and makes it readily available online, over the counter and through approved information brokers. The property datasets built and maintained by LPI are among NSW's most important commercial and historical information assets. They include millions of land titles, associated plans and dealings.
The community, business and government rely on this information for a variety of purposes including land management, conveyancing, property development, investment, local planning, state economic and social development and historical research