Land Title Search NSW
We offer Land Title Search services online for properties in New South Wales. Simply enter the necessary information into the search engine above to order a Certificate of Title in New South Wales. Your Title Search will contain all the needed ownership information for your NSW property.
There is no need to wait and no need to engage with the New South Wales title office as you can conduct your search right here, either by entering the property address or by searching with your title reference number.
How To Complete Your Property Title Search Completely Online
Search By Address To Get Your Certificate Of Title NSW
Simply enter the address of any property above to order a land title search, all available plans associated with the property will also be shown in the results page.
Search By Title Reference Number
Firstly, select the state of the search you’re after, then click the “Search By” button on the form above and change the search by to “Title Reference”. You can now enter the title reference number and confirm the order of your search.
In 2017, the NSW Land and Property Information Services (LPI) was sold to a private consortium. With the sale of LPI headed by Hastings Fund Management and First State Super pension fund, the quality of service is set to improve, with an extra $3.6 billion pocketed by the NSW government to spend on public infrastructure.
The LPI made the decision to provide brokers and resellers with its title and plan information for the purpose of selling it on to customers. The change means that all online purchases of property information are available only through the approved information brokers.
Where can I purchase a Title Search for NSW?
The NSW Land Registry Service has a list of approved information brokers who can provide you with land title Searches in NSW and other information that you require. It’s worthwhile making an inquiry with a broker to ensure all your titling needs are met.
Below is a list of approved information brokers:
- LegalStream Australia
- CITEC Confirm
- Direct Info
- Tri-search Pty Ltd
- Hazlett Information Services
- SAI Global Property
- Or you can purchase through us using our search portal above!
The Beginning of the Land Title Search NSW
The Torrens Title Register came into effect in 1863 and is the largest public title register in NSW. Under this system, people acquire a proprietary interest in a parcel of land only when it is registered. As well as being the most secure and efficient system of land ownership, the Torrens system means that a purchaser’s right to land is guaranteed upon registration.
The register is constantly updated to accommodate the latest transaction and ownership details. It also provides other information on current ownership and lists all registered encumbrances such as mortgages and leases.
The first land registry in NSW was The General Register of Deeds established in 1825. This land registry contains common law or ‘old system’ deeds for land transactions. Items from this registry are now accessed electronically under the Automated Deed Indexing System (ADIS); all items from November 1992 are held in Integrated Titling Systems (ITS).
Why should I conduct an NSW Title Search?
Before you make any purchases, conducting a land title search of the property you’re looking at is imperative. Regardless of which private agency you choose, it’s important that you make sure all details and necessary paperwork are in order. With these recent changes, obtaining real-estate documents, land title search NSW and property information is easier than ever; these items can all be sourced and purchased online using providers such as Property Registry.
What does a Land Title Search NSW tell me about the property?
A title search provides current information including ownership details, registered encumbrances such as mortgages, leases and covenants, title reference numbers, survey plan number and type, as well as any caveats lodged.
What information do I need to conduct a Title Search?
The title search can be conducted several ways using various pieces of information:
- Search by Street Address – enter a street address on the input screen which will display verified suggestions based on the information you provided
- Search by Title Reference – a Title Reference is a unique 8-digit identifier for a Title.
- Search by Lot/ Plan – enter the Lot, Plan Type, and Plan Number to generate a list of any associated title references.
- Search by Owner Name – use a wildcard ‘%’ when searching for an exact company name or surname. This will generate a list of title references with owner names
- Search by the Previous Title – Searching for a canceled title will produce a free list of new title references for that parcel for land
- Search by Plan – enter the Plan Type and Plan Number for a free list of all titles associated with the plan entered.
How much will an NSW Title search cost?
The cost will depend on your broker and the specific details of your request. Generally, the Information broker purchases the required information from the NSW LPI based on your specific request. The broker then sells the requested information to you, the customer.
It’s important to note that not all information brokers offer the same products, for example, they may only offer one product and not others.
What information can I acquire from a Land Title Search in NSW?
By conducting a title search, you can gain the following information:
- Registered Owner’s details and prior dealings
- Easements, Encumbrances and Interests (registered)
- Unregistered interests and dealings
- Estate and Land description, ownership type etc.
- Whether a Certificate of Title has been issued or not
The title search will also show the Title Status of the land. Below is a list of terms which may appear when conducting a title search:
- Fully Cancelled – the title has been superseded
- Common Property – meaning common property of Building Unit Plan (BUP) or Group Title Plan (GTP)
- Plan Unregistered – the plan has been lodged but not yet registered
- Comatose – the title is to a parcel of land over which a BUP/ GTP was registered
- Indefeasible – it is created when the particulars in the land are recorded in the freehold land register (results are not expected)
What are the types of plans available in NSW?
NSW Land Titles are based on survey plans which define the boundaries of a parcel of land at the date of its registration. Essentially, it is the legal identity of the land.
A plan is prepared, lodged, and registered with the NSW Land Registry Service when a new parcel of land is created or when an existing parcel is to be used for a specialized purpose.
The main plan types include:
- Deposited Plans – typically for subdivision purposes
- Strata Plans – shows subdivision and allows for multiple occupants and separate ownership of individual units
- Community Plans – shows development of planned communities and for purpose of shared land
- Sewer diagrams – a sewer service diagram shows the private wastewater pipes on a property.
How is a new plan registered?
The NSW Land Registry Service carefully examines a prospective plan to ensure its legal boundaries have been established and actually reflect the boundaries on the ground. This process ensures existing parties’ interests are safeguarded.
The relevant piece of land takes the lot and plan number as its new title. From this point, the land must be identified in all subsequent land transactions by the given number (referred to as its folio number)
A Notice of Registration will be issued to the lodging agent and surveyor after the plan has been successfully lodged.
The parchment/ public copy of new titles or new editions of existing titles will be issued to the party who produced the title.
What is a Title Search?
A land title search is a current copy of the Certificate of Title which shows the current owner, the land description and any dealings associated.
The land register is the central aspect of the Torrens system and search facilities are provided by state and territory land titles registries. The Registrar records property ownership changes, mortgages, property transactions and new subdivisions and protects the security of property ownership through the State Government guarantee to title.
Property Registry has access to these land registries and gives you online access. Whether you are a property investor, real estate agent, conveyancer or solicitor. We offer a land title search online via email. Pay as you go or set up an account for regular or bulk searches.
A Land Title Search gives you:
- Current ownership details with the full name
- Volume and folio or title reference number
- Survey plan number and type
- Encumbrances and notifications including mortgage
- Whether there is a caveat against the title
- List of any unregistered dealings
A Land Title Search is useful for:
- Checking current property ownership
- To see if there is a mortgage registered on the title
- Homebuyer and investor research
- Buying and selling any piece of real estate
- Planning applications
What is the difference between a properties Deed and Title?
Property Deeds and Titles refer to two separate legal concepts.
All original Property deeds are archived at each states or territories land registry. Land registries now only issue an electronic copy of the certificate of title, also known as a land title search. A Title is a legal way of saying you own a right to something. For real estate purposes, the title refers to ownership of the property, meaning that you have the rights to use that property.
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Why do I need a copy of my title?
Titles and property certificates provide information about the land and are most commonly used for conveyancing or other research purposes. Conducting a property title search also gives you peace of mind knowing that you are the rightful owner of your property.
Who can conduct a Title Search Online?
- Anyone who pays the prescribed fee can search a title for any property
Which states and territories land registries do you have access to?
- New South Wales – NSW
- Queensland – QLD
- Victoria – VIC
- Western Australia – WA
- South Australia – SA
- Northern Territory – NT
What information do I need?
One of the pieces of information listed below
- The address of the property
- The owner’s full name
- The plan number or title reference number for the property
- Volume/folio number