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What you need to know about Professional Assistance and dealing with Real Property
What you need to know about notifying Land Services SA of a change in your address
Your Certificate of Title needs to be updated if you have changed your name. Read more to find out how to change your name on your Certificate of Title.
If one of the owners of a property dies you need to notify Land Services SA. Read more to find out how to update your Certificate of Title following the death of a proprietor.
You can search the history of a block of land or research historical family land ownership.
As the source of truth for a land transactional data, Land Services SA offer a range of products and services to empower the community, entrepreneurs and small businesses to major investors, to grow and invest in South Australia.
Find out what professional assistance you might need and how to engage a registered conveyancer, legal practitioner of licensed surveyor.
Change your residential, postal or company address. If you don't do this your old address will remain on the certificate of title.
Notification of a death
The legal process through which property is bought and sold is referred to as conveyancing, with the preparation, execution, verification and lodgement of numerous legal documents being fundamental elements of conveyancing.
A ‘land transaction’ is any action occurring on a property, for example buying and selling property, taking out a mortgage, paying off a mortgage, leasing and inheriting property, to name a few.
The main pieces of legislation which underpin conveyancing in South Australia are the Real Property Act 1886 (commonly referred to as the RPA) and the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (South Australia) Act 2013 (commonly referred to as the ECNL).
These Acts, together with the Registrar-General’s Statutory Instruments and other ancillary pieces of legislation detail the legal requirements that must be adhered to when transacting land in South Australia.
Currently in South Australia you can lodge documents electronically through an Electronic Lodgement Network Operator (ELNO) or physically at Land Services SA premises.
Despite the medium in which you lodge documents, the same conveyancing requirements apply.
Industry professionals can register with an ELNO to lodge documents online.
E-Conveyancing is Land Services SA preferred method of lodgement as it delivers the following benefits:
Land Services SA provide an unassisted ‘Drop and Go’ service for industry professionals to manually lodge documents for registration.
Clients using the ‘Drop and Go’ service must ensure their documents are accompanied by a Lodgement Coversheet which can be printed via SAILIS..
Land Services SA provide a ‘Face to Face’ lodgment service for members of the general public.
Industry professionals are to only use this lodgment method for cash transactions or when lodging:
Land Services SA examine all Lands Titles Office documents lodged for registration to ensure compliance with legislative requirements as well as the Registrar-General’s statutory instruments and standards.
Where documents do not comply, these are returned to the relevant party for correction and lodgment. The Correction and Rejection Process Guidance Note has been developed to assist Industry Professional and members of the public better understand Land Services SA processes.
Land Services SA have produced the Guidance Notes for your use: