The method to be followed in order to have the survivor, devisee or beneficiary (the person given real property under a will), executor, trustee, or administrator noted on title depends on the tenancy under which the deceased held the property.
First, locate the Certificate of Title. This may be in the deceased's personal effects, a bank safety deposit packet, at a solicitor's office, or if the property is mortgaged, the title is likely to be held by the mortgagee (the lender).
Then, determine the tenancy under which the deceased held the property. This tenancy can be determined from the title (by obtaining a copy of the Folio of the Register or looking at the current Certificate of Title). Where a person is an owner of the property, their name will be stated in the First Schedule on the title.
If there is more than one owner also shown in the First Schedule, the tenancy will be either:
Joint tenants use a Notice of death form 02ND (PDF 130KB)
Tenants in common
Tenants in common use either:
- Transmission application by executor, administrator or trustee form 03AE (PDF 623KB) or
- Transmission application by a devisee, beneficiary or next-of-kin form 03AD (PDF 428KB) depending on the applicant type.
The procedure to be followed in the case of a sole owner is as for a tenant in common.
A copy of the Folio of the Register can be obtained from:
- The Online shop - for a fee
- Document Copy Service, 1 Prince Albert Road, Queens Square, Sydney, for a prescribed fee.