​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

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Transferring real property

Real property includes land, houses, units, commercial and industrial property.​


    Alert iconReal pro​​perty can't be transferred if there is a registered mortgage on​​ the ​property, unless the mortgage is either repaid or refinanced.

    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).

    ​Property owned by the deceased as joint tenants with another person

    If the deceased owned property as joint tenants with another person, the ownership will pass to the surviving joint tenant regardless of their relationship to the deceased.

    From 11 October 2021, you will need to see a Lawyer or a Conveyancer to lodge a Notice of Death with the NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) to transfer the name on the Torrens Title Register. They can do this through an Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN).

    You will need to provide the following information to the Lawyer or the Conveyancer:

    • details of the proeprty

    • a certified copy of the death certificate

    • address for service of notices for the electronic notice of sale (eNOS).

    You will need to pay:

    • a fee to lodge an application with NSW LRS

    • the Lawyer or Conveyancer costs to lodge the application for you. You should ask the Lawyer or the Conveyancer how much they will charge you to lodge the documents on your behalf.

    Property owned by the deceased in his or her own name

    If the deceased owned property in his or her own name or as tenants-in-common with another person, you will need to apply for probate or administration before you can distribute the estate.

    For more information about when to apply for probate or administration, see What to do with the estate.

    From 11 October 2021, you will need to see a Lawyer or a Conveyancer to lodge the Transmission Application with NSW LRS.They can do this through an Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN).

    You will need to provide the following information to the Lawyer or Conveyancer:

    • details of the property

    • original or certified copy of the grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

    • address for service of notices for the electronic notice of sale (eNOS).

    If you are applying as the beneficiary, devisee or next of kin, the Transmission Application will need to be stamped by Revenue NSW. If all the conditions are satisfied by Revenue NSW, you will be sent an assessment for $50 concessional duty (as at September 2021). 

    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 for lodgement with NSW LRS. 

    You will need to pay:

    • a fee to lodge an application with NSW LRS 

    • the Lawyer or Conveyancer costs to lodge the application for you. You should ask the Lawyer or Conveyancer how much they will charge you to lodge the documents on your behalf.