Find out what professional assistance you might need and how to engage a registered conveyancer, legal practitioner or licensed surveyor.
Change your residential, postal or company address. If you don't do this your old address will remain on the certificate of title.
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.
Notification of a death
While Land Services SA cannot provide legal advice on property transactions, we have developed resources to assist you, should you decide to prepare and lodge your own legal documents as a self-represented party.
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Registrar-General’s LTO Fee Calculator.
The property transfer fees calculator quickly figures the stamp duty
Click here to view all relevant Land Transaction Fees
The Registrar-General’s Plan Presentation Guidelines (PPG) describes the requirements for property related plans lodged Land Services SA in South Australia.
Surveying and lodging organisations can electronically submit the following plan types with Land Services SA (LSSA) using the Electronic Plan Lodgement (EPL) system:
One of the two main ways in which two or more persons may hold land in co-ownership (the other being a joint tenancy). Each tenant is entitled to a distinct but undivided share in the land. Note that, although having a distinct share in the land, this does not entitle the proprietor of the share to the exclusive ownership of any identifiable portion of it. There is no right of survivorship under a tenancy in common, and on the death of a tenant in common his or her share will pass according to his or her will or, in the absence of a will, according to the laws of intestacy.
A right to the possession of property which may be enforced by legal action. See certificate of title.
The system employed in all Australian jurisdictions under which title to land is conferred by the official registration of a dealing in that land. The fundamental principles of the system are:
The system is named after its creator, Robert Torrens, who introduced it in South Australia in 1858.
See plan type.
A dealing lodged in the LTO that contains authorisation for the transfer of an interest in a property. Some of these dealings are associated with survey plans.
The person transferring any land, mortgage or lease.
The person to whom any land, lease or mortgage is transferred.
The passing of title to land (or an interest therein such as a mortgage or lease) in any manner other than by transfer. For example, on the death of a sole registered proprietor, his or her estate or interest in the land is transmitted to his or her executor or administrator.