Important - Alterations to Titles Office Forms

Please take extra care when preparing your Land Registry Forms for settlement or lodging.

DERM are enforcing the practice of all parties to the document having to initial any alterations, amendments or additions to land registry forms, and any forms lodged without the initials of all parties will be requisitioned.

This requirement has always been encompassed in the Land Titles Practice Manual and in legislation, but has not been actively enforced. In previous practice, it was accepted that an initial of only one party or their authorised representative was satisfactory for lodging purposes.

To ensure registration, please ensure your documents are free of alteration or additions, or in the event that a correction is required, all parties including witnesses must initial the forms.

If in doubt, contact DERM on 3405 6900, option 4, for advice.