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If the deceased owned real property in NSW as 'tenants in common' with another person or in their own name, the property will need to be transferred after you obtain a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
Real property includes land, houses, units and commercial or industrial properties in NSW.
You should get legal advice if there is a mortgage on the property.
From 11 October 2021, NSW LRS will no longer accept paper lodgments. You will need to see a Lawyer or a Conveyancer to lodge a dealing through the Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN). The information on this page applies to lodgments made before 11 October 2021.
There are two Transmission Application forms to choose from:
If you are applying as the devisee, beneficiary or next of kin, you need to get form 03AD.
If you are applying as the executor, administrator or trustee you need to get form 03AE.
You can get the Transmission form 03AD or form 03AE from:
When you fill out the Transmission Application form you must include:
Once you have filled out the form, you must sign it before a witness who is over 18 years old and is not a party to the transfer. The witness must also sign and write their details on the form.
You can file either the original or certified copy of the grant of Probate or Letters of Administration with your application. It is best to retain the original grant for your own records and obtain a certified photocopy from a lawyer or Justice of the Peace. A certified copy confirms that the photocopied document is a true copy of the original.
For a Transmission Application – 03AE – if you are an executor, administrator or a trustee you do not need to have the document stamped by Revenue NSW before lodging at NSW LRS. Go to Step 5.
For a Transmission Application – 03AD – if you are a beneficiary, devisee or next of kin you will need to have the document stamped by Revenue NSW before lodging at NSW LRS.
You will need to file the completed and signed Transmission Application form together with a certified copy of the grant of Probate or Letters of Administration with Revenue NSW.
You will need to send your application to:
Revenue NSWGPO Box 666Wollongong NSW 2520
Make you include a covering letter with your name and contact details, including an email address if you have one. You should only send the completed Transmission Application and certified copy of the grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
Revenue NSW will assess the duty payable. If all the conditions are satisfied you will be sent an assessment for $50 concessional duty (as at February 2021). If the conditions are not met, you may be issued with a different assessment or a reduced assessment.
You can pay the duty in advance or when you receive the assessment. To get the payment details you will need to email Revenue NSW at Epayment@revenue.nsw.gov.au and request the relevant bank account details of Revenue NSW.
Once this is paid Revenue NSW will then stamp the Transmission Application and return it to you for lodgement with NSW LRS.
For more information, see Taxes, duties, levies and royalties on the Revenue NSW website.
For contact details and office locations, see the 'contact us' section on the Revenue NSW website.
You can create an eNOS on the Lodgment of an eNOS application page of the NSW LRS website.
To complete the eNOS, you will need:
You must complete your details, and sign and date the bottom section of the form before you submit it.
Make sure you note the eNOS identification number on the Transmission Application form.
If the property is mortgaged, the bank will not allow a transfer of the title unless the mortgage is paid out in full or you take over the mortgage.
If the property is mortgaged, you must notify the bank that the deceased has died and that you wish to transfer the title.
From 11 October 2021, NSW LRS will no longer issue paper Certificate of Titles. Ownership of land will be recorded on the Torrens Title Register from this date.
If you want to take over the mortgage, you should get financial and legal advice.
If you are not represented by a lawyer or a licensed conveyancer, you will need to complete the Conveyancing Rules Exemption form 2021 for dealings lodged after 22 March 2021.
You can get the form from the General forms page on the NSW LRS website.
When filling out form you must tick the box CR 1/2021 – Required dealing exceptions. You will also need to write down the waiver exception number. You can get the waiver exception number for the dealing from the Conveyancing Rules Waiver form or email eConveyancingNSW@nswlrs.com.au and ask for a waiver exception number.
If you do not write down this number in the form, your application may be refused by NSW LRS.
You must file the following documents at NSW LRS:
You must also pay the filing fee.
For more information about the current filing fees, go to the Land title fees page of the NSW LRS website.
NSW LRS will update the Torrens Title Register. If they need any further information, if information is missing or there is any other problem with the forms, you may receive a letter called a 'requisition'.