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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.
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The Registrar-General’s Verification of Identity Requirements provides a framework for legal practitioners, conveyancers or mortgagees to take reasonable steps to verify the identity of a party to a conveyancing transaction. The purpose of carrying out verification of identity (VOI) is to reduce the risk of identity fraud and the registration of fraudulent land transactions. VOI of Clients and mortgagors is considered to be part of the due diligence required of conveyancing professionals.
A standard for undertaking VOI in electronic conveyancing transactions is set out in the South Australian Participation Rules. This will apply to all conveyancing transactions that are conducted by a Subscriber to and Electronic Lodgement Network Operator (ELNO) and lodged with the land registry electronically.
For those paper conveyancing transactions that fall outside the scope of electronic lodgement through an ELNO, the requirements for VOI are specified in the current Registrar-General’s verification of Identity Requirements below.
Under the Registrar-General’s Verification of Identity Requirements the following parties are responsible for verifying identity:-
The person verifying identity should refer to the requirements for information about proof of identity and must be satisfied that the documents provided are current and authentic.
The person being identified must produce current and original proof of their identity - eg driver's licence, birth certificate or passport. Your conveyancer or solicitor can give you information on acceptable documents.
The Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) have agreed to new arrangements that will be provided by an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for verifying the identity of persons overseas.
The new arrangements are for both electronic and paper conveyancing transactions and are set out in an update to ARNECC’s MPR Guidance Note #2 on Verification of Identity.
These arrangements are available to both Australians and foreign nationals provided the transaction involves land in Australia. Fees for the service will apply as determined by DFAT. Several aspects of the new arrangements are particularly important in ensuring their use is efficient for all parties, these are: