2018-2019 Titles Office Registration Fees

It's that time of year again - Titles Office registration fees will increase from 1 July 2018.

You can download a list of the new fees here.

In summary, fees for popular documents have increased as follows:

Priority Notice - $35.00 (was $34.00)
Base Rate - $185.00 (was $1815.00)
Requisition Fee - $35.00 (was $34.00)

The online calculator will update to the new fees on 1 July.

Introduction of Trust Details Form and changes to Transmission Applications

Introduction of Trust Details Form

From May 2018, Transfers which record a transferee as trustee will be able to be transacted through eConveyancing. To enable this to occur a new practice with regards to trustee documentation is being implemented – a certified copy of the trust deed will not be required and instead only details of the trust will be required. Read More...

Changes to requirements for deposit of trust documents with Mortgages and Leases

Please note that there has been a practice change in relation to the requirements when a mortgage or lease is lodged with the Titles Office which will record a mortgagee or lessee as a trustee on title.

There is no longer a requirement to provide details of the trust instrument when lodging a mortgage to a trustee mortgagee or when lodging a lease to a trustee lessee (e.g. by depositing a copy of the trust deed or referring to a previous dealing where the trust deed was deposited).

Amendments have been made to sections [2-0100] and [7-2050] of the Land Title Practice Manual.

Titles Office - Change of Dept. Name and Cheque Payee

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has now become the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.
They have advised that cheques in payment of lodging fees should now be made out to the above, or DNRME as an acceptable abbreviation.