transfer is a document registered in the Registrar's Office (Land
Titles) acknowledging the change of ownership of a property, to be
noted on the Certificate of Title. “Transfer” means the passing
of any estate or interest in land under the LTA whether for valuable
consideration or otherwise. On the registration of the transfer, the
interest in land described in the transfer passes to the transferee.
forms are available from the Registrar General's Office.
Alternatively, legal practitioners and financial institutions may
elect to prepare their own forms subject to approval by the
Registrar General. A transfer should be lodged for registration
in person at the Registrar General's Office. Lodgement will not
be accepted unless:
the transfer has been marked by the appropriate revenue
office (stamp duty)
it is accompanied by the Certificate of Title or proof of
production of the title.
the transfer has been executed by the registered
proprietor of the land, estate or interest and accepted by the
transferee or transferee's solicitor and appropriately witnessed.
of settlement is important as it is the date from which
responsibility for the rates account transfers. This date is required
as the Transfer is now the principal way in which the relevant
authorities are advised of the details of a change of property