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Future options for non-represented parties and certificates of title

With 97 per cent of conveyancing transactions now completed electronically, Land Use Victoria is proposing the next steps in the transition towards 100 per cent electronic lodgment.

This Consultation Paper presents options to accommodate the small number of conveyancing transactions that may still need to be completed in paper in the future, where parties are non-represented. This paper also considers the options available to deal with certificates of title for all property transactions, both paper and electronic, so that the integrity of the Register of land is maintained.

Consultation paper

The Consultation paper was released on 1 September 2021.

Consultation paper September 2021 (word)

Consultation paper September 2021 (pdf)

Stakeholder feedback

Submissions should be emailed to luv.consultation@delwp.vic.gov.au

The closing date for submissions is 1 November 2021.

Unless requested not to, Land Use Victoria will treat all submissions received as public documents.  Land Use Victoria reserves the right to make submissions (in part or in full) available to other parties and the general public.

Improved timeframes for registration of subdivision plans of 10 or more lots

From 3 April 2018, Land Use Victoria will revise its process for registering subdivision plans of 10 or more lots, following stakeholder consultation and feedback.

Under the new practice, the target registration time for subdivision plans containing 10 lots or more will be five business days instead of the standard registration period of 15 days from lodgement.

However, lodged plans of 10 or more lots will lose their accelerated status and be subject to the standard registration timeframes if they require any of the following:

  • re-certification
  • consent to an amendment by council
  • answers to any other requisitions; or, any other amendments to the plan or associated documents, not satisfied within 48 hours.

Forty-eight hours is the equivalent of two business days.  For example, if a requisition was sent on Friday at 3 pm the plan would lose its accelerated status at 3.01 pm the following Tuesday. The same rule applies for all non-business days.

If a plan with 10 lots or more is reliant upon a leader plan or dealing to be processed, please notify subdivision.branch@delwp.vic.gov.au of the relevant details after the 10 lots or more plan has been lodged at Land Use Victoria.

Consultation paper

The Consultation paper was released on 1 September 2017.
Consultation on the Registrar of Titles' proposal to improve timeframes for registration of subdivision plans of 10 or more lots (DOCX, 101.2 KB)

Response to stakeholder feedback

Following stakeholder feedback on the proposed changes to the process to improve timeframes for registration of subdivisions for 10 lots or more, one alteration was made to the proposal. (This related to the third dot point above, where the time specified for answers to any other requisitions or any other amendments to the plan or associated documents was changed from 24 hours to 48 hours).


Creating restrictive covenants in transfers and restrictions in plans

Land Use Victoria consulted on proposed changes to creating restrictive covenants in transfers and restrictions in plans.  It is proposed to include the changes in the Registrar's requirements for paper conveyancing transactions and for the changes to take effect on 1 July 2018.

Consultation paper

The Consultation paper was released on 2 December 2016.

Consultation on the Registrar of Titles' proposal on how restrictive covenants and restrictions are created in transfers and plans (DOCX, 121.5 KB)

Response to stakeholder feedback

Following stakeholder feedback on the proposed changes to creating restrictive covenants in transfers and restrictions in plans, several alterations were made to the proposal – see revised “How it will work’ document below.  The new requirements will be included in the Registrar’s requirements for paper conveyancing transactions and will take effect from 1 July 2018.  The transfer of land forms will be amended and customers advised following publication.

Following is:

  • a Table of stakeholder feedback on the consultation paper and Land Use Victoria responses on the Registrar’s proposal regarding restrictive covenants in transfers and restrictions in plans. The document gives an overview of key issues raised in submissions - table of stakeholder feedback (DOCX, 105.3 KB)

Aligning paper and electronic conveyancing

Land Use Victoria conducted public consultation on aligning electronic and paper conveyancing, and minimising inconsistencies between the states and territories. The consultation considered changes to mortgage provisions.

Introductory paper

The first step in the process was the Introductory paper below, which outlines the consultation process.

Aligning paper and electronic conveyancing requirements – Introductory Paper (PDF, 904.7 KB)
Aligning paper and electronic conveyancing requirements – Introductory Paper (DOCX, 71.0 KB)

Consultation paper

The Consultation paper was released on 22 November 2013.

Aligning paper and electronic conveyancing requirements – Consultation Paper (PDF, 475.6 KB)
Aligning paper and electronic conveyancing requirements – Consultation Paper (DOCX, 157.6 KB)

Responses

Following is analysis of responses to the consultation paper. The document gives an overview of key issues raised in submissions and Land Use Victoria's response.

Response to stakeholders (PDF, 977.7 KB)
Response to stakeholders (DOC, 66.1 KB)


Page last updated: 30/09/21