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Land

Under the RPA, the word 'land' includes every estate and interest in land. That is, the work encompasses and includes an estate in fee simple or for life, a mortgage, lease, encumbrance, or easement. A dealing with 'land' actually means a dealing with one of these estates or interests in land, and not with the actual land itself. An estate in 'land' includes permanently attached buildings and other fixtures, trees, crops, the soil beneath the surface and the air above it.

Land Administration

The processes, procedures and systems relating to the administration of a land function.

Land Burdened

The land that is subject to the easement - eg land which the easement is over, is referred to as the servient tenement or land upon which the burden of the easement is imposed.

Land Description

Every parcel of land in the state has a unique legal description. In South Australia, most of these are based on combinations of plan/allotment or hundred / section or government town/allotment or certificate of title reference.

Land Division

The process which results in the cancellation of existing and creation of new plan parcels and the issue of new certificates of title.

Lands Titles Office

The Lands Titles Office or Lands Titles Registration Office established by statute and continued in existence by the RPA to administer the provisions of that act. Also known as the LTO.

Land Grant

The primary means by which the Crown alienates or grants land to its subjects. A land grant is a grant of an estate in fee simple to a person or a defined area of land. From the introduction of the first RPA in 1858 until 1 July 1995, a land grant was treated as a certificate of title and given a volume and folio reference. They are now attached inside an 'RLG' form and treated as a request for the issue of a TATS title.

Land Use Code

See land use code (LUC) (PDF 565.5 KB)

Lease (L)

The grant by one person (the lessor or landlord) to another (the lessee or tenant) of a right to the exclusive possession of a defined portion of land for a term which is either of a certain duration or a duration which is capable of being ascertained at the commencement of the term. Rent is usually paid by the lessee, although this is not essential. The word lease is used also to describe the instrument embodying the agreement between the parties.

Legal Estate or Interest

An interest in or right over land which may be enforced by a court of law (as opposed to a court of equity). As a generalisation (and one which does not always hold true) a legal estate or interest in land which is under the RPA is one which is registered on a certificate of title. Examples include a registered estate in fee simple and a registered mortgage or lease.

Lessee

The person or body to whom a lease is granted. A lessee is also known as a 'tenant'. For the purposes of the RPA, the word means the registered proprietor of a lease.

Lessor

The person or party who grants a lease of his or her land. For the purposes of the RPA, the word means the registered proprietor of a lease.

Lien

See worker's lien.

Lienor

  1. The person who executes and lodges a notice of lien under the Worker's Lien Act 1893. (see worker's lien).
  2. The grantor of a preferable lien on a fruit crop under the liens on Fruit Act 1923. (see fruit lien).

Lienee

The person (usually a registered proprietor of land under the RPA) against whose estate or interest in land a worker's lien has been lodged.

The grantee of - eg the person who holds a preferable lien on a fruit crop under the lien's on Fruit Act 1923. (see fruit lien).

Limited Title (LT)

See title reference.

Local Government Code (LGC)

A code between 1 and 9 is used to represent the categories of land use declared as permissible differentiating factors in the local government (general) regulations, 1999. The local government codes (LGCs) are as follows:

  • RESIDENTIAL
  • COMMERCIAL - SHOP
  • COMMERCIAL - OFFICE
  • COMMERCIAL - OTHER
  • INDUSTRY - LIGHT
  • INDUSTRY - OTHER
  • PRIMARY PRODUCTION
  • VACANT LAND
  • OHER.

A local government code (LGC) is defined for each land use code (LUC) enabling above grouping of the LUC.

Long Form Easement

An easement that is neither a service easement nor short form easement. The exact description of the easement is set out in full in the documentation creating the easement.

LTO A, B, C and Tube Plans

These are plan references for surveys lodged in the LTO under the Real Property Act, prior to the Filed Plan series. Images of these plans are available through SAILIS.

LTO Docket

These dockets contain information regarding the purpose of plans lodged in the LTO.

LTO or LTRO

The Lands Titles Office or Lands Titles Registration Office established by statute and continued in existence by the RPA to administer the provisions of that act.