Legislation is already in place in both WA and SA that requires lawyers, conveyancers and mortgagees to take reasonable steps to verify the identity of a party to a conveyancing transaction. As of 9 November 2015, updated VOI standards now apply to all paper instruments in VIC and for all mortgages in NSW. This also applies to QLD as of 1 March 2016.
On 12 May, 19 merged councils were created by the NSW government by either combining councils together or by dividing the council area to two or more councils. The NSW government has advised that they are working to reduce the 152 councils to 115. InfoTrack is highly focused on these changes so that we will be the first to provide updated information to our clients. Our system and processes are ready for this change.
Customers who wish to purchase land title searches and related products online will need to use Land and Property Information’s (LPI) network of approved information brokers from 1 July 2016. InfoTrack is part of this network.
Effective 1 July 2016 paper applications for Land Tax Certificates will no longer be accepted at OSR. This includes the Land Tax Clearance Certificates and Land Tax Valuation Certificates. You will need to apply for any Land Tax Certificates through an OSR approved Client Service Provider, such as InfoTrack.