NSW Land Registry Services – Regulatory Changes


NSW Land Registry Services – Regulatory Changes

NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) has put in place measures to assist customers and lodging parties unable to attend our Queens Square Lodgement Office due to COVID-19 disruptions.

Restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 have made it difficult to prepare, sign and witness paper land instruments. Regulatory changes have been announced to assist customers during this challenging time. The Registrar General has published a Guidance Note for land dealings which can be accessed here.

NSW LRS have received several queries from customers regarding the use of electronic signatures during the COVID-19 disruptions.

NSW LRS have been working with the Office of the Registrar General to find a solution during this time. We are pleased to confirm that regulatory changes have now been made to allow customers to electronically sign land dealings, plans and other associated plans documents should they need to do so.

To assist with the lodgement of plans and associated documents during this period, the interactive Administration Sheet, Section 88B instrument and plan lodgement checklist have all been updated to support electronic signing (available here).

These documents include embedded user guides and execution templates.

For more information, please head to the Land Registry Services’ announcement page here.