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eConveyancing reforms

The Office of the Registrar General is supporting the transition to e-Conveyancing and paperless transactions in New South Wales.

E-conveyancing allows legal practitioners, conveyancers, banks and mortgage processors across Australia to conduct the settlement and lodgment stages of conveyancing online.

The e-conveyancing reform positions the Government as a leader in digital innovation.

The Government’s commitment to a clear timeframe will mean business can plan for the new arrangements. This will help individuals and business develop the technical capacity, training and resources they need to adapt to e-conveyancing.

This reform aims to minimise manual processes and paperwork associated with property settlement. Lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions will be able to transact together online.

This reform is designed with the customer in mind. It will replace more time consuming and costly conveyancing practices, such as creating, moving and storing hard copy title documents, face-to-face settlement meetings, bank cheques and manual lodgments. 

Currently transfers, mortgages, discharges of mortgages, caveats and withdrawals of caveat can be lodged electronically. We are also working on expanding e-Conveyancing to include other types of transactions in land. 

For more information about electronic lodgement see the Registrar General's Directions website.  

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